Thursday, August 13, 2009


Finished reading Glenn Beck's "Common Sense". Pretty good. Encouraging. Inspiring. Cause for introspection.

But this particular quote stuck out to me:
"Remember, to us, slavery and tyrrany are far-fetched concepts that history has righted -- but to history, the far-fetched concept is the idea that men should be free."
Be a watchman for Liberty. Do not Shut Up, no matter what Maureen Dowd and Barack Obama say.

Maureen Dowd:
Instead of a multicultural tableau of beaming young idealists on screen, we see ugly scenes of mostly older and white malcontents, disrupting forums where others have come to actually learn something. Instead of hope, we get swastikas, death threats and T-shirts proclaiming “Proud Member of the Mob.”

President Obama has proven quicksilver instincts, but not in this case. You would think that a politician schooled in community organizing and the foul balls of a presidential campaign would be ready to squash this kind of nuttiness.
Yep. There is a huge campaign afoot to paint us as Die Meckerer, "The Complainers" -- shown in the Nazi propaganda poster above (hat tip to Mr. Beck). Note the characterization of them as a few, ugly people in contrast to the crowd of pretty red flags and ... ahem, "well dressed" people behind them all "gittin" with the program and stuff.
... it just occurred to me there's even more presumptuous arrogance in Maureen's language.
"disrupting forums where others have come to actually learn something."
It sounds to me like she expects a one-way "conversation", whereas I thought a town hall was supposed to be multi-directional in nature.

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