Decided that I've had my fill of the accusations and counter-accusations, sound bites and counter-sound bites. These do not constitute conversation or debate but only serve to inflame. And, of course, everyone speaks in the name of the Almighty. Funny how the Almighty is out to destroy or at least definitively confound so many of his/her children...and how those shouting most loudly at any particular time do not, of course, expect to number among the confounded. And that goes for liberals as well as conservatives. Liberals need to stop trying to out-shout the neo-cons. What do you do when kids are making a racket and you want them to listen to you? You lower your voice so that they'll quiet down to be able hear you.
Ah...if we could only go back to the good old days, when everyone
knew their place. When America was beautiful. Blacks --uh--Negroes--
had their own separate but equal (invisible) accommodations, women were
in the nursery or kitchen, not competing in the workplace or occupying
the majority of desks in college classrooms. Children all obeyed their
parents and teachers, and they participated in air raid drills like good
little Americans. Employees respected their bosses who paid their workers a
living wage, and no one's medical bills were beyond their means.
Men were men and girls were pure. No one had sex out of wedlock, and
unwed pregnancies (however that managed to happen) were properly hidden
away. Taxes were minimal, there was no welfare state, no bums except the
occasional derelict on the occasional corner. No one expected a
handout...except maybe our foreign allies, but since they helped us fight the communist empire that was OK. There was no elite, no America-hating liberal left. Everyone
worshiped at the Judeo-Christian institution of his/her choice. There
were no atheists and who even knew about Muslims or Buddhists. Whether democrat or republican, we loved our
President, a war hero who firmly upheld the divinely ordained system of capitalism, and we
were all united against our one and only archenemy, the USSR.....Why
would anyone in their right mind not want to re-establish such a
paradise on earth?
Flip everything in the above paragraph to create the "bad old days," and you have the liberal take on the past.
Where's the nearest ostrich community, and do they like Italian cooking? I can make a mean eggplant parmigiana.