Thursday, August 17, 2006

The intellectual bankruptcy of the left, part IV

See the comments at the end of my entry late last night.

I normally don't come down so hard on people. Well, ok, maybe I do more often than I think, but:

1. Liberals deserve no mercy.

2. They personally attacked me on their blog a while back, accusing me of being a Wal-Mart "sock puppet." I've meant to get around to it but kept forgetting.

3. Liberals deserve no mercy.

4. Did I mention that liberals deserve no mercy?

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8 Comments:

Blogger Robert D Feinman said...

I'm continually amazed that middle class, educated, young people who, on the face of it, are among the most privileged on the planet develop such a hate filled mindset.

Is there some personal tragedy in their lives that has colored their outlook for ever after? Or have they been brought up in an intellectually closed environment and thus just repeat the prejudices instilled in them by their elders? Or do they have a personality which requires pat answers to complex social issues and thus latch onto the first authority figure that they come across that provides this?

These days many have chosen Ayn Rand as the model for social and economic organization. Others have chosen religious leaders to provide their moral framework, while others have picked one of the neo-cons of the Bill Kristol school to provide the foreign policy framework.

Perhaps it is a result of having passed through the school system during a period when critical thinking was not taught. Whatever the reason the results are predictable and tiresome. Thoughtless arguments, catch phrases in place of opinions, ad hominem attacks and stereotyping.

This is too bad, because these people will soon be in charge of society and their superficial understanding of how the world works doesn't inspire hope that intelligent solutions will be forthcoming to tomorrow's looming problems.

"Liberals deserve no mercy" is childish, pointless and thoughtless. Rather than blathering on like this take some time and learn about the real world. Read some history and see how the themes of today have recurred many times in the past and that the only times the common people (that means you) came out ahead was when "liberal" programs were put into effect.

Try the books of Studs Terkel, Howard Zinn, and Richard T. Hughes for a start.

Friday, August 18, 2006 10:15:00 AM  
Blogger Billy Beck said...

You're an idiot. Shut the fuck up.

Friday, August 18, 2006 10:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think that Mr. Feinman needs to read FDRs Folly - it explains in wonderful detail how socialism ruined the United States and how all those do-gooder policies are the root cause of most of our issues today.

Friday, August 18, 2006 12:54:00 PM  
Blogger Mike said...

""Liberals deserve no mercy" is childish, pointless and thoughtless. Rather than blathering on like this take some time and learn about the real world. Read some history and see how the themes of today have recurred many times in the past and that the only times the common people (that means you) came out ahead was when "liberal" programs were put into effect."

So you're telling someone who quotes Bastiat on a regular basis to take some time out to study history. Right. If you weren't the frontrunner for being the upper-class twit of the year you would recognize that Perry was being SARCASTIC (but completely spot on...liberals deserve no mercy. Most of the current GOP doesn't either, but that's a story for another day).

Your slams of the public school system are quite correct, but unfortunately don't apply to, well, anyone that believes in liberty or the free market. Public schools in this country are simply socialist indoctrination programs that were originally intended to produce good factory workers, and nothing more: to obey orders and not question authority.

Now, I don't know about you, but personally, someone who speaks out against the major media in this country and criticizes the government at every turn wouldn't be someone I would accuse of latching on to the nearest authority figure, but that's just me.

If you want to really understand America and the dream that started it, go to the source. Read some Smith. Read some Madison, some Hamilton, some Jefferson. Read the Federalist Papers. Did I mention Smith? Read the Constitution and try to understand that it's not meant to be "interpreted." The Founding Fathers meant what they said.


And for the record, Howard Zinn was a batshit crazy socialist bastard (as if there's any other kind.)

Friday, August 18, 2006 1:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Shamus said...

"This is too bad, because these people will soon be in charge of society and their superficial understanding of how the world works doesn't inspire hope that intelligent solutions will be forthcoming to tomorrow's looming problems."

If I'm going to live in this tyranical mess that you want so bad, the LAST thing I'm worried about is making sure my government minders are sufficiently intelligent.

Saturday, August 19, 2006 5:09:00 AM  
Blogger Robert D Feinman said...

Thank you all for proving my point. You are all hate filled, unthinking followers of utopian dreams. Like all of this type all you can do is reply with insults and ad hominem attacks.

Your weak grasp of how the world actually works means that you will go through life resentful and not doing anything useful for society or, probably, yourselves.

My condolences. You needn't reply, I won't be back. There is no sense in having discussions with people who already know all the answers.

Saturday, August 19, 2006 9:46:00 AM  
Blogger Mike said...

Geez, someone needs to get a little sense of humor. Apparently two sarcastic ad hominems in one post are enough to discredit 4 paragraphs worth of what I think is somewhat deep thinking.

And for the record, I would think that becoming an Air Force officer would be something somewhat worthwhile to society, but to each his own.

Saturday, August 19, 2006 5:51:00 PM  
Blogger Perry Eidelbus said...

Actually, Mike, I was dead serious. Liberals deserve no mercy whatsoever. Nor do conservatives, who want to tell me how to behave "morally." And I should know as well as anyone: for a long time I believed in big government as the solution, then I became very conservative, and I realized conservatives are just as bad.

If I had my way, I'd build an impenetrable, electrified fence all around France, then exile every last liberal there. This is the reverse of the "Johnny English" scheme to turn England into a prison, but I'd actually devised this long before I saw the movie. Think of it: perhaps 300 million people in a relatively small country, maiming and killing each other in competition for the finite resources. No outside trade, either, so what they have is what they get.

However, the day is coming that when liberals want to seize any part of our wealth, they'll have to come to our front doors and take it by force. And they'd better be armed and trained better than us, or it won't be pretty for them. That day is coming, friends, I promise you.

And Billy, you actually told one of my commenters to "shut the fuck up"? Holy cow...my blog feels touched by greatness!

Sunday, August 20, 2006 11:46:00 PM  

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