Skip to comments.A War Between Two World Views (The coming battle in the US)
Posted on 07/17/2009 2:45:34 PM PDT by mojito
[....]The outrage expressed, today, at the very existence of Sarah Palin, not only by progressive Democrats but by urbane "establishment" Republicans, is in many ways the product of this shift. Increasingly, I find, people on the left simply cannot accept any right-wing view as legitimate. The mere fact it can be so labelled puts it beyond the pale.
We often read that the old categories of "left" and "right" have become irrelevant. It is an argument almost invariably propounded by the left. They have been freed, for more than a generation, from anything resembling serious public debate, and have thus got in the habit of proceeding with an infinitely extendible agenda (through the courts if there are legislative delays). The right has meanwhile got in the habit of feeling disenfranchised.
The right is still there, however: mostly invisible to media editors, beyond their goldfish world. (The immense success of Fox News came from recognizing this "niche market," consisting of about half the population.)
We are going to have a war, next door in the U.S.A. -- a war between two world views that have become very nearly mutually incomprehensible. One might almost say that it was quietly declared on the op-ed of the Washington Post Tuesday.
(Excerpt) Read more at realclearpolitics.com ...
I'm WAY past that, it's time...
"We are going to have a war, next door in the U.S.A. -- a war between two world views that have become very nearly mutually incomprehensible. One might almost say that it was quietly declared on the op-ed of the Washington Post Tuesday."
Choose this day how you will serve; Will you serve unwillingly and at the bidding of others wearing the yoke of socialism or will you hold true to the course of our forefathers standing tall and serving freely? As for me I choose to SERVE THE REPUBLIC!
Good point. The NY Post was originally an afternoon paper. When I lived in SF, the now defunct Examiner (conservative) was also an afternoon paper. I'd never thought of it this way before!
Other than that, though, I don't think he's right in implying that those of us who are conservative are innately anti-technology. Obviously, the fact that we're reading this now shows that we're not! And Sarah Palin certainly cannot be accused of being anti-technology or wanting us to revert to an imagined pre-electronic paradise.
It's only the radical Dem ecologists who want that. One of Bambi's "czars" wrote wistfully of the time before Africans had electricity, how they were out in the street pounding their drums...not to mention having a life expectancy of 35, getting debilitating diseases that left them blind as children, living on maize gruel...well, you get the idea. The Dems are the ones who are backwards and secret Luddites.
60 people playing poker?
That must be one hell of a big table!
ba dum dum.
Originally-referenced WaPo op-ed here:
You think that’s bad, you ought to see the ashtrays they fill.
“...op-ed of the Washington Post Tuesday...”
I missed it anyone got a link handy?
The Sara Palin Editorial??
That needs to be our message, our mantra and our non-negotiable policy that governs everthing we do and say.
Increasingly, I find, people on the left simply cannot accept any right-wing view as legitimate.”
Or rather, he’s becoming increasingly aware of it. Leftards have always been that way. On the other hand, all leftist thought, from the limousine liberalism of a George Clooney to the mass murders of Mao, Stalin, or Pol Pot, is of and from Satan. It is a contaminant in the human cognosphere, not a natural component of it. Although many who are not rabid leftist nonetheless accept this or that leftist proposition, it is therefore an error to accept any left-wing view as legitimate.
“We often read that the old categories of “left” and “right” have become irrelevant.”
They’ve never been more relevant, and we’ve never been more polarized.
“a war between two world views that have become very nearly mutually incomprehensible.”
No, while the left is unable to comprehend anything else, the right understands the left very well indeed.
It is to the earthlings in this scenario that Ms. Palin is speaking. And when she writes lines like this intentional jaw-dropper in the Washington Post -- "We are ripe for economic growth and energy independence if we responsibly tap the resources that God created right underfoot on American soil" -- she is quite intentionally signalling that she is ready for war.
I believe so.
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