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Victor Davis Hanson: The New War against Reason - Medieval heretic-hunters had nothing on...
National Review Online ^ | November 25, 2009 | Victor Davis Hanson

Posted on 11/25/2009 12:19:19 PM PST by neverdem








The New War against Reason
Medieval heretic-hunters had nothing on Obama when it comes to closed-mindedness.

By Victor Davis Hanson

Barack Obama promised us not only transparency, but also a new respect for science. In soothing tones, he asserted that his administration was “restoring scientific integrity to government decision-making.”

In our new Enlightenment of Ivy League Guardians, we were to return to the rule of reason and logic. Obama would lead us away from the superstitious world of Bush’s evangelical Christianity, “intelligent design,” and Neanderthal moral opposition to human-embryo stem-cell research.

Instead, we are seeing an unprecedented distortion of science — indeed, an attack on the inductive method itself. Facts and reason are trumped by Chicago-style politics, politically correct dogma, and postmodern relativism.

MYTHICAL JOBS
For decades, the government’s Bureau of Labor Statistics has maintained a rational, scientifically based, and nonpartisan system of reporting the nation’s “seasonally adjusted unemployment rate.” Presidents of both parties respected its metrics. Their own popularity sunk or soared on the basis of officially released jobless numbers, as tabulated and computed by the nonpartisan Bureau. The public trusted in a common standard of assessing presidential job performance.

The BLS is still releasing its monthly report, but alongside it the Obama administration has created a new postmodern barometer called jobs “created or saved.”

Over the last nine months, the official government website Recovery.gov has informed us how the stimulus has saved jobs — even as hard data reflected the unpleasant truth of massive and spiraling job losses.

In other words, not the real number of jobs lost, but rather the supposed number of jobs saved by Barack Obama’s vast dispersion of borrowed money, was to be the correct indicator of employment.

The message? In superstitious fashion, the public is to ignore what statistics say, and trust instead in the Obama administration’s hypotheses.

And if pesky doubters still want “facts,” and if there are not enough supporting data for such speculation, then why not simply fabricate them out of thin air? Thus mythical congressional districts were posted on an official government website with more fanciful data of “jobs saved.” Just as creationists insist that the world was made 6,000 years ago, so too the Obamians believe that joblessness must show a decline because their messianic leader says it’s so — bothersome facts be damned. In this current Orwellian climate, a scientific document listing the latest unemployment figures is the equivalent of a stegosaurus footprint — an inconvenient truth for the upbeat employment gospel according to St. Barack.

THE ENVIRONMENTAL INQUISITION
Obama also campaigned on the “fact” that the planet was heating up, and that it was because of man-made carbon emissions. In fact, in messianic fashion he promised that his ascension would mark the moment when the rising seas receded and the warming planet cooled.

In response, we would have to do our own part to cool down civilization’s imprint, by turning to wind and solar energy, and taxing oil and gas so as to vastly reduce their usage.

The fact that nuclear power could give us plentiful electrical energy and autonomy from foreign imports — and without the release of hot carbon gases — was ignored. Instead, by fiat, nuclear power was deemed a politically incorrect fuel source, somehow tainted by memories of everything from Hiroshima to Three Mile Island.

That nuclear plants are now safe, as we see from long experience in Europe and from their operation here at home; that we have spent billions to find a solution to the problem of their wastes; that they do not heat or pollute the atmosphere, or add to our quarterly trade deficit — all this is simultaneously substantiated by facts, and yet refuted by superstition and hysteria.

In contrast, government-subsidized windmills and solar panels, which give us little energy — and only on breezy or sunny days — are “rational” sources of power for 300 million consumers.

There are other problems of logic with the global-warming industry.

First, the public does not, by and large, see a heating planet. Average global temperatures over the last decade have, in fact, cooled. Some of us recall the media-driven worry in the 1970s over a new ice age — a dubious conclusion based on data from many of the same supposedly cool past decades that are now reinvented as warm to provide a case for decades-long patterns of dangerous planet heating.

These controversies could be adjudicated through substantive debate, but instead politically correct hysteria again has followed. “Good” informed people — like those who adhered to every doctrine of the medieval church — “know” the planet is heating up, thanks to the greed of carbon-based industry. “Bad” heretics challenge official environmental dogma and exegesis. In such an anti-empirical age, if the “truther” Van Jones had not been there, ready for Obama to tap as green czar, he would have had to be invented.

Even skeptics are surprised at just how cynical some global-warming “scientists” have been in their efforts to stifle dissent and fudge unwelcome data. Recently, for example, computer hackers released confidential communications from a leading global-warming research institute in the United Kingdom — the University of East Anglia’s Climate Research Unit
— that gave the game away.

In their private e-mail correspondence, these “scientists,” like clerics squabbling over religious schisms, scheme to explain away and cover up unpleasant evidence. They dream of injuring heretics; they connive to get more money for their own pet projects; and they are terrified that increasingly the data seem to support public doubts — and therefore must be subjected to unscientific, but morally superior, efforts to undo unsettling results.

The second problem with the global-warming movement is the age-old problem of human greed. If the billions of people on planet earth can be convinced that they are doomed without new paradigms of energy use, then those who are ready to provide us with green elixirs can become fabulously wealthy.

Such a one is Al Gore, who left the vice presidency in 2001 worth under $5 million and is now said to be a magnate with a net fortune of over $100 million.

Gore, the green populist, has mastered a scam worthy of Bernie Madoff — based on a brilliant three-step business strategy:

1) Write, speak, and produce movies as a disinterested public intellectual to bring “research” to the public’s attention. Demonize skeptics through suggestions that they are either stupid, cold-hearted, or greedy.

2) Meanwhile, create all sorts of green companies designed to offer wind and solar technologies — and even stranger services like “carbon offsets.” The latter is a medieval concept in which rich carbon sinners can continue to satisfy their lust for cars, big homes, and airplanes. The trick is to hire out green priests who take carbon confession, and then offer the sinner a way back into earth-first heaven — through the commensurate penance of planting trees or building windmills somewhere else as divine compensation.

3) When the rationally minded complain of this scam, Gore’s lieutenants proclaim that he is not a hypocrite, much less a scheming businessman, because he invests in “what he believes in.”

Ponder that twisted logic: You circle the globe proselytizing that Earth will soon resemble the planet Mercury. But that’s okay, because you make your millions by offering products to alleviate the subsequent induced fears. The rationalization is akin to the financial manipulator who claims that he has done nothing wrong, because he reinvests his insider profits back into the Wall Street he helped to panic.

POLITICALLY CORRECT BLINDNESS
Then we come to radical Islam and a series of both formal and ad hoc Islamist terrorist attacks on American civilians. There have been over 40 such incidents since the mass murdering of 9/11.

Western inductive thinking used to teach us to look at facts and collate symptoms. (E.g., we have observed a number of killers evoking Islam, yelling out “Allahu Akbar!” at the moment of their murdering, or post facto, bragging unrepentantly of murdering Jews and infidels.)

Then one makes a diagnosis based on such empirical findings. (E.g., unlike the case with radical anti-abortionists or violent environmentalists, in the last eight years we have witnessed a series of unhinged Muslim males who have justified their violent actions through affinities with, or promotion of, radical Islam.)

All those data lead to a scientific conclusion and prognosis. (E.g., while only a small proportion of Muslims have committed violent attacks, over the past eight years there have been dozens of cases in which angry Muslim males have attacked Jewish centers or U.S. military personnel, and have shot or deliberately run over individual Americans. Therefore, there is a danger that a subset of young Muslims is disproportionately committing terrorist acts. Furthermore, the combination of disaffected Muslim males and ubiquitous jihadist propaganda, together with Western denial, will logically lead both to more formal plots and to more lone-wolf attacks.)

But not so fast: Remember, we are now in an age of superstition, not rationalism, in which utopian ends justify unscientific means.

And so, quite logically, we got the Fort Hood massacre. Major Hasan, the perpetrator, gave ample indication that he favored the tactics of suicide bombing and empathized with radical Muslim enemies of the United States. He went so far as to print business cards proclaiming himself a “soldier of Allah” — while he tried to convert his trauma patients to Islam and sought guidance from a radical imam in Yemen.

No matter. For an Army officer to have preempted Hasan’s jihadism would have meant incurring a charge of politically incorrect anti-Muslim bias. Inductive reasoning was thus abrogated, and the world of touchy-feely make-believe took over.

Even as Hasan shot the innocent and yelled out to Allah in adoration, media talking heads were still insisting that Islam had nothing to do with either his anger or its dénouement in murder. Such an unscientific belief system was best illustrated by the FBI agent who announced that Hasan’s intercepted e-mails sent to radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaki — detailing his jihadist sympathies and desire to join Awlaki “in the afterlife” — were “benign.”

In short, we are witnessing the rise of a new deductive, anti-scientific age.

Instead of Christian, southern-twanged fundamentalists, we see instead kinder, gentler federal bureaucrats, globetrotting Ph.D.s, liberal hucksters, and politically correct diversity officers.

All are committed to the medieval fallacy that exalted theoretical ends justify very real tawdry means.

The result is the triumph of superstition, and the dethronement of science.

— NRO contributor Victor Davis Hanson is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution.

 
Victor Davis Hanson is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and a recipient of the 2007 National Humanities Medal. © 2009 Tribune Media Services, Inc.



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1 posted on 11/25/2009 12:19:19 PM PST by neverdem
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To: Tolik

Happy Thanksgiving!


2 posted on 11/25/2009 12:20:38 PM PST by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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Beam me to Planet Gore !

3 posted on 11/25/2009 12:21:02 PM PST by steelyourfaith (Time to prosecute Al Gore now that fellow scam artist Bernie Madoff is in stir.)
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To: neverdem
All are committed to the medieval fallacy that exalted theoretical ends justify very real tawdry means.

In many, many ways I see an effort to push us back to a pre-modern culture. The serfs should do the work, but should own little. The Elites should live in the nice castle on top of the hill. Truth is a mystery and cannot be known by most people (although the Elite have the hidden knowledge).

Who is John Galt?
Where is Wat Tyler?

4 posted on 11/25/2009 12:23:39 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (Play the Race Card -- lose the game.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

and who is Jim Thompson?


5 posted on 11/25/2009 12:26:50 PM PST by WOBBLY BOB (ACORN:American Corruption for Obama Right Now)
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To: neverdem

VDH for President.


6 posted on 11/25/2009 12:27:02 PM PST by truth_seeker
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To: neverdem

Well said, happy Thanksgiving to all. Hope for change, and be prepared to fight for it.


7 posted on 11/25/2009 12:28:00 PM PST by equalitybeforethelaw
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To: neverdem

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8 posted on 11/25/2009 12:30:06 PM PST by Mrs. Don-o (We cannot be satisfied when our children are stripped of their selfhood, of their dignity, MLKing)
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9 posted on 11/25/2009 12:30:37 PM PST by narses ("These are the days when the Christian is expected to praise every creed except his own.")
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To: neverdem

spot on !


10 posted on 11/25/2009 12:31:59 PM PST by Celerity
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To: neverdem

Reason died in 1999.

It died shortly after Common Sense in 1998.

Trust in the US Government is on life support.


11 posted on 11/25/2009 12:49:04 PM PST by griswold3 (You think health care is expensive now? Just wait till it's FREE!)
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To: ClearCase_guy

“In many, many ways I see an effort to push us back to a pre-modern culture. The serfs should do the work, but should own little.”

They should read “ A Distant Mirror” by Barbara Tuchman to see just how pleasant it was when the Serfs decided that they had enough,


12 posted on 11/25/2009 12:50:07 PM PST by dljordan (Psalm 109:8 "Let his days be few; and let another take his office. ")
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To: neverdem

Valid. But that stereotyped pejorative use of the term "medieval" is outdated.
Obama is a thoroughly modern and secular humanist socialist produced from the scientism, positivism, multiculturalism, and PC absurdities of the post-Protestant Columbia and Harvard fever swamps, claiming Enlightenment, progress, and all of the nonsense of scientific materialism.

The One would do well to study Magna Carta, Anglo-Saxon Common Law, constitutional theory and natural law from Richard Hooker on. The scandal is that modern secular society, with all of its claims to Enlightenment and science, has lost the ability to reason through common sense. Macaulay predicted this end for modern democracy and Burke was already picking up on similar trends among the Jacobins of the French Revolution. Obama's neo-Jacobin modern gnosticism, mixed with Rev. Wright's crackpot Protestant chiliasm and millenarianism, is a good case study, all enabled and notarized by Harvard, the modern secular Democratic party, and the secular humanists of the mainstream media. This is modernity without restraint.

Right down to Anita Dunn's quotations from Chairman Mao and the Frankfurt School Marxism of the administration and its glad-handing enablers at Harvard, Columbia, and the Council on Foreign Relations proclaiming the shibboleths of global socialism, secular humanism, and population control. Maybe they can trot out David Gergen and Bill Moyers to announce this is what was meant by "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" all sealed with a handshake and a wink on PBS as they dope the kids up with another round of mercury vaccines.


13 posted on 11/25/2009 1:02:21 PM PST by HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
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To: neverdem

Barack lied.

Barack lies.

Barack is a pathological liar.

Lying is the political methodology of Barack Hussein Obama.

Prevarication is the ocean in which he swims.

Every time he opens his mouth he lies to the American people.

Lies. Lies. Lies.


14 posted on 11/25/2009 1:13:46 PM PST by RoadTest
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To: neverdem

Anti-intellectualism, i.e., the respect for facts, truth and logic - has always been a hallmark of the Machiavellian, Gramscian Left. Because facts get in the way of their lust for power. So does history, for if America were to truly understand the pedigree of the ideas that now have a happy home in the White house - AND their consequences - we would have a bloodbath of Bibilical proportions as we cleanse the republic of these murderous, evil vermin.


15 posted on 11/25/2009 1:15:46 PM PST by Noumenon (Work that AQT - turn ammunition into skill. No tyrant can maintain a 300 yard perimeter forever.)
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To: Noumenon
Bingo.
The Marxist and Fabian Socialist version of the Noble Lie.
16 posted on 11/25/2009 1:18:31 PM PST by HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
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To: neverdem
The BLS is still releasing its monthly report, but alongside it the Obama administration has created a new postmodern barometer called jobs “created or saved.”

This morning I spent $42.00 in a local grocery store.
By using my 'Obama Jobs Saved, Door Stop and Veggie Peeler Calculator' (OJSDSVPC) I saved 57,241 jobs.

But that's nothing. Later this afternoon the wife has to stop to do some shopping.
Guessing Estimating on what she'll spend, my OJSDSVPC says she will have saved 167,543 jobs!

And for Christmas, whew boy. That money alone will 'save jobs' equaling the population of France!

Can there be any more doubt -- Obama has to be the DUMBEST president the USA has ever had.
(Yes he's a Commie with an agenda. But he's a STOO-PID Commie!)

17 posted on 11/25/2009 1:20:11 PM PST by Condor51 (The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits)
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To: WOBBLY BOB
and who is Jim Thompson?

. He may appear to be of humble origins, but he is descended from an ancient line of freedom fighters. There appears to be a connection in the 1700s with the Kent and Galt families. It is rumored that Jim Thompson's great-great uncle is Sam Damon.

18 posted on 11/25/2009 1:20:57 PM PST by Night Hides Not (If Dick Cheney = Darth Vader, then Joe Biden = Dark Helmet)
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To: ClearCase_guy
Wat Tyler wound up as the Wat Tylers of the world always wind up, captured and executed. Wat Tyler wăs acting from his own superstition. If he were a member of the elite he would have been a zero-sum socialist.
19 posted on 11/25/2009 1:22:41 PM PST by arthurus ("If you don't believe in shooting abortionists, don't shoot an abortionist." -Ann C.)
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To: HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity

Modern America has lost touch with History. It is not taught in the schools any more so we have generations of Leaders who never learned what has been tried in the past, what works, and what sorts of things haven’t worked. With no actual knowledge of the past people/voters are susceptible to all sorts of irrational dreams and schemes.


20 posted on 11/25/2009 1:26:19 PM PST by arthurus ("If you don't believe in shooting abortionists, don't shoot an abortionist." -Ann C.)
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To: Condor51
Well, just think, while on the subject of Obamanomics stimulus, when you buy "Made in China" gifts...you will be helping to keep our creditors and bankers in business.


21 posted on 11/25/2009 1:29:09 PM PST by HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
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To: neverdem

ping for later reading


22 posted on 11/25/2009 1:38:05 PM PST by Citizen Soldier ("You care far too much what is written and said about you." Axelrod to Obama 2006)
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To: HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity; neverdem
I'm glad you brought up the schoolboy dumbness of the "medieval" trope, Howl, because I was irked by it, but didn't know if correcting it was worth my effort.

VDH is a classically-trained historian, and should know better.

Rather than wear out my fingers (and FR readers) running down this rabbit-trail (OK, mixed mataphor, but hey) try these on evaluating medievalism, for starters:

The Age of Unreason, Pfui, and

OK, can't pick... let's say anything by Thomas Madden

Thanks, and a Happy Thanksgiving to you!

23 posted on 11/25/2009 1:51:42 PM PST by Mrs. Don-o ("Where ere the Catholic sun doth shine, /There's always plenty of good red wine.")
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To: neverdem

obumpa


24 posted on 11/25/2009 1:52:09 PM PST by Dajjal (Obama is an Ericksonian NLP hypnotist.)
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To: neverdem
Just as creationists insist that the world was made 6,000 years ago, so too the Obamians believe that joblessness must show a decline because their messianic leader says it’s so — bothersome facts be damned.

Should have been: Just as [some] creationists insist that the world was made 6,000 years ago, so too the Obamians believe that joblessness must show a decline because their messianic leader says it’s so — bothersome facts be damned.
25 posted on 11/25/2009 1:57:25 PM PST by aruanan
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To: neverdem
The result is the triumph of superstition, and the dethronement of science.

And Obama is the witch doctor in chief.
26 posted on 11/25/2009 2:03:06 PM PST by aruanan
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To: neverdem
"Remember, we are now in an age of superstition, not rationalism, in which utopian ends justify unscientific means."
27 posted on 11/25/2009 2:10:06 PM PST by VR-21 (Down to the stones, where old ghosts play.)
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To: HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
that stereotyped pejorative use of the term "medieval" is outdated.

Indeed, as is his silly sin/confession analogy. There is nothing wrong in confessing sins actually committed, as well as paying for environmental damage actually caused. The problem with left wing environmentalism is that the damages are bogus, not with the principle of compensation itself.

28 posted on 11/25/2009 2:17:18 PM PST by annalex (http://www.catecheticsonline.com/CatenaAurea.php)
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To: Mrs. Don-o
Well, it's outdated.

It is arguable that medieval Englishmen had more freedom.
Lord Acton makes that point.
Modern Absolutism played a great role in the growth and expansion of modern
statism. But with an orthodox Church there are checks and balances on the King
and the State.Watch "Becket" for a sense of that. Or "A Man for All Seasons"
with Paul Scofield. I think More invokes Magna Carta for the principle of the
Church being free from the King and the State in his trial.

Part of the problem with Obama is his heresy which leads to aggressive Statism.
Orwellian, really. He does not recognize a role for natural law or limitations on the
authority of the state.

In that he is VERY modern, even ultra-modern, you might say. Obama is like a
character out of Prof. Eric Voegelin's The New Science of Politics or Science,
Politics, and Gnosticism
. He makes the major claim of scientism, that he is
"restoring 'science' to its rightful place" as if Bush's evangelical Methodism had
somehow harmed science by dethroning Darwin. I think this line was really about
embryonic stem cell research. This is the language of modern gnosticism,
scientism, and the ideology of progress, scientific materialism, etc. All of the
enlightened, progressive liberal pieties of the Illuminati at Columbia and Harvard.
And of the Enlightenment. He mixes that together with the class warfare rhetoric
of his Alinskyite Fabian Socialism. More Robespierre and Rousseau.
He's like a caricature of that.


29 posted on 11/25/2009 2:29:14 PM PST by HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
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To: HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
"...has lost the ability to reason through common sense."

Absolutely. Common sense, based ultimately on immutable laws of logic or math, used to be passed on either formally in schools or informally as, well, 'common sense'.

Today's educators (sic) will have none of that.

Literally the entire day is spent indoctrinating kids with nonsense such as 'Diversity is Strength'. Whereas not ten percent of them can make or break the simplest logical argument, formally posed or informally posed.

They literally can not think themselves out of a paper bag.

30 posted on 11/25/2009 3:10:20 PM PST by caddie
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To: HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
Well said. That 'Myth of Progress' done eat him up...

Check out how he and his allies use the word "historic" this and "historic" that. Like they're riding the History Train and the rest of us are just dung on the tracks.

Or, to put it another way, we (you and I, buddy) have no 'usable' history, and so in the long view of things, we don't even exist.

31 posted on 11/25/2009 3:29:34 PM PST by Mrs. Don-o ("It is our choices, far more than our abilities, that show us what we truly are. " -- J.K.Rowling)
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To: HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity

Just to clarify: by “he” I mean Obama, of course..


32 posted on 11/25/2009 3:31:29 PM PST by Mrs. Don-o ("It is our choices, far more than our abilities, that show us what we truly are. " -- J.K.Rowling)
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To: All

I think we all need to send this article to our “representatives”Im serious Lets do it.


33 posted on 11/25/2009 3:47:50 PM PST by sonic109 (and...what are we going to do about it ? NOTHING)
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To: arthurus; Mrs. Don-o; caddie
Spot on.
Without digressing on Edward Gibbon, the Enlightenment, and The Whig Interpretation of History, what they did to History, replacing it with Social Studies, was a deliberate scheme to dumb people down so they wouldn't know any History and would not be able to figure out what was going on with the Fabian Socialist social engineering. The Carnegie foundation and the Deweyites of Columbia Teachers College figure in that.

For the "medieval" contribution to liberty and constitutionalism (and Magna Carta) check out "In the Meadow That is Called Runnymede" from the Acton Institute. Obama must have missed this part at Columbia and Harvard while he was being brainwashed in scientism, positivism, and utopian Fabian Socialism.

34 posted on 11/25/2009 4:23:21 PM PST by HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
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To: neverdem

btt


35 posted on 11/25/2009 4:53:13 PM PST by Cacique (quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat ( Islamia Delenda Est ))
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To: neverdem

Noone ever expects the Spanish Inquisition.


36 posted on 11/25/2009 9:57:47 PM PST by ModelBreaker
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To: neverdem

4 am bump! ;-)


37 posted on 11/25/2009 10:06:32 PM PST by Tunehead54 (Nothing funny here ;-)
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38 posted on 11/26/2009 1:04:29 AM PST by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: neverdem
I am so thankful that we don't have this fool for President:

Now we have this fool:

39 posted on 11/26/2009 1:22:30 AM PST by jonrick46 (We're being water boarded with the sewage of Marxism.)
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To: neverdem

VDH only gets better and better


40 posted on 11/26/2009 1:27:06 AM PST by dennisw (Obama -- our very own loopy, leftist god-thing.)
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42 posted on 11/26/2009 6:40:19 AM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: neverdem; All

Very good article by VDH and a very, very good thread. Thanks, neverdem. BTTT!


43 posted on 11/26/2009 7:01:39 AM PST by PGalt (Happy Thanksgiving to you and all posters)
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To: neverdem
So, in other words, we can take anything Puppet-president Obeyme says, and correctly infer he and his "fellow travellers" are doing the exact opposite.

Sounds like just another typical liberal fascist to me.

Click the Gadsden flag for pro-gun resources!

44 posted on 11/26/2009 7:07:56 AM PST by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: Joe Brower

Try this on for size... Joe Biden (the dumbest man in Washington): “We may not know what we are doing, but we believe strongly in our plan.” WHAT!!!


45 posted on 11/26/2009 7:22:51 AM PST by nj patriot (Gore is beyond help.... Snakes in the head.)
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To: neverdem

bump


46 posted on 11/26/2009 7:24:40 AM PST by Popman
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To: neverdem

The AGW fraud didn’t begin under Obama but Obama is knowingly sanctioning it. Another in a long string of loser actions.


47 posted on 11/26/2009 8:10:52 AM PST by Mike Darancette (0bama Happens)
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To: neverdem

We are in the Dark Ages


48 posted on 11/26/2009 12:34:29 PM PST by ncpatriot
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To: neverdem; Lando Lincoln; SJackson; dennisw; kellynla; monkeyshine; Alouette; nopardons; ...

 

  Ping !

Let me know if you want in or out.

Links:   

FR Index of his articles:  http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/victordavishanson/index
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His website: http://victorhanson.com/

49 posted on 11/30/2009 11:02:30 AM PST by Tolik
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To: neverdem

Thank you, my FRiend! All the best to you and your loved ones.


50 posted on 11/30/2009 11:04:11 AM PST by Tolik
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