Friday, September 29, 2006
Al Quaeda and the Democrats
It's interesting to think about the possible explanations for the fact that al Qaeda's leaders believe that their most effective public relations strategy is to repeat the Democratic Party's talking points.
Increasingly, a basic equation is coming to dominate American politics: Liberal = hater.
Thursday, September 28, 2006
No Patriots here..............
..............If the liberal Democrats can claim, by virtue of their subversive and consistently anti-American rhetoric of the past several years, that such behavior is indeed "patriotic," then so must it be concluded that Ahmadinejad and Chavez are also great American "patriots."...............
...........Yet liberalism has never been about "patriotism." Nor has it been devoted to the betterment of the nation according to the traditional principles on which the nation was founded and flourished. Rather, liberalism has remained fixated on an agenda of undermining and ultimately destroying such things, always hiding behind the cloak of the inherent nobility of "dissent," while claiming to honorably represent the viewpoint of the "loyal opposition."............
Thursday, September 14, 2006
Swift Boats and kicking ass
John Kerry recently volunteered that he was prepared to “kick [the Swift Boat Veterans’] ass from one end of America to the other” and that he would “demolish” us. He ought to take a Christmas cruise to Cambodia to calm down. Maybe he could take a side trip to tour “Genghis Khan” ruins..............
Tuesday, September 05, 2006
Party of hate and racism
..............It is the party that isn't honest about its core convictions, knowing that honesty will render it even less electable in a center-right America. It denies its liberalism in favor of the euphemistic "progressivism." But while "progressive" implies "forward-looking," Democrats are mired in the past, reactionary on issues from Social Security (don't change a bankrupt system) to Iraq (don't defeat a hostile dictatorship and try to make it a democracy).
It is the party of elites who look down their noses at red-state America. It is the party that snubs Christians and "values" voters yet claims to be their authentic representatives. It is the party that can't decide whether its electoral difficulties stem from its failure to effectively articulate its message or from the wholesale stupidity of an electorate that's too Christian, too much in favor of traditional family values, and too patriotic..............
Sunday, September 03, 2006
Faustian faux conversion?
In other words, if Faust becomes so enthralled by "the moment" that he wants to live in it forever, the devil will have him for all eternity. In the Muslim world, they watch the Centanni/Wiig video and see men so in love with the present, the now, that they will do or say anything to live in the moment. And they draw their own conclusions -- that these men are easier to force into the car than that 16-year-old girl in Sydney was. It doesn't matter how "understandable" Centanni and Wiig's actions are to us, what the target audience understands is quite different: that there is nothing we're willing to die for. And, to the Islamist mind, a society with nothing to die for is already dead.