I admit that I am a self-proclaimed conservative libertarian, which simply described means I don't subscribe to some of the "over-the-top" platform statements of the Libertarian Party, but strongly support their stand on minimal government regulation and impact on our daily lives.
That said, I have a number of liberal or left-leaning friends who constantly remind me of how evil our country is and continue to propagate Bush-bashing drivel at a time of national emergency. This seems to confirm over and over again that they have joined the ranks of Lenin's useful idiots and simply mouth what they have, over many years, been brainwashed to spew forth. If it isn't about pro-abortion, gay rights, or pornographic freedom, they don't want to talk about it. So who is minding the store during this time? Who is planning for our future? Who is discussing economic policy? Who is working on employment issues, not the next economic bubble?
President Bush is the lightning rod for all that seems to be wrong with this country (and the world, for that matter.) These issues have been festering for the past 30+ years, but people have slowly been indoctrinated into a pattern of thinking that bears no resemblance to that upon which our country was founded. We have been quick to poo-poo any public debate about this as "retro" thinking, yet are unable to truly substantiate any argument against it. What is wrong with this picture?
Has liberalism become a mental disease, an irrational shouting match of saying anything that is on your mind without noting the ramifications? The cultural revolution in China of the '60's and 70's has some similarities to what is going on right now in the U.S. Throw out true science and intellect for dogma. Waste another generation of our youth trying to figure out how not to teach them the three R's, but indoctrinate them into the political agenda of the week.
Mind you, we have a lot of conservative sheeple supporting human crushing policies, which I will reserve comment on for another BLOG.
Shame, shame on us!!