WUI (Writing under the influence)

Somebody once said we are all Americans, sometimes born in the wrong places.
On a warm autumn day in 1986, while enjoying beer with my college buddies,
I decided to join my new homeland.

I've come to appreciate the ideals that helped create this great country.
Liberalism, political-correctness, multiculturalism and moral equivalence
are destroying it.

This old house Grovenet Wal*Mart Visiting Poland American wine better than French.

Thursday, September 13, 2007


Football and Democrats

Football is an inferior sport to soccer. But I can still watch and enjoy football. Democrats are inferior to Republicans and I can't enjoy Democrats at all lately.

If this is all your political insight amounts to, I'm going to stop reading this blog. I come here for witty insight and this is what I get?

I demand a refund.

If you agree with all Republicans, and disagree with all Democrats, then what you want is not a domocracy. You want a king.

You want to be a subject.

I have suspected as much for a while.
On every single issue Republicans are preferable to Democrats. Even on issues I disagree with Republicans, Republicans are preferable. Democrats' policies are disastrous starting with the Great Depression and ending in Carter's enabling terrorism we are now fighting.

Name one issue Democrats are better on then Republicans.

On the other hand, I want Democrats to be a minority party forever but strong enough minority to keep Republicans honest.

Democracy is only as good as the majority of the people. Once people figure out that they can raise taxes on minority and start paying themselves, Democracy stops working. We are very close to the latter right now. If people ever believe that healthcare is a human right and that we can actually do anything about global warming, we are screwed.

BTW, I used to be a subject under a lefty rule and that's why I'm afraid of Democrats. I know I will again be a subject when they get their hands on total power.

I despise Democrats because they think they know better how I should live my life.
I figured that was why you were such a lover of the Republicans.

But if "scared of commies" is your core political philosophy, you can be easily manipulated.

For instance, manipulated into disbelieving scientists when their predictions don't align with your political views.

And are you blaming Carter for the Mujahadeen? Blame him, sure. Blame Reagan too, if you can. He really didn't defeat communism. He was a man only of words. You think he cared about you, Polish Immigrant?
You can revise history as much as you want. And Howard Zinn is probably your favorite "history" teacher. But when I was on the other side of the iron curtain, Reagan was our only hope. Ask any Pole today and he will tell you: it was the Pope and Reagan who crashed communism. The left tries very hard to pretend it was Gorbachev, that phony, who, for some mysterious reasons, decided that it was better for Soviet Union to be high-minded for a change and yield to Americans. Putin should be so high-minded today while is curbing democracy in Russia today.

But 50 years from now, just as there is no doubt that Lincoln was a great president and Roosevelt become one only because of the war (despite his pathetic record on economy,) Bush will be recognized for the great war president he has been.
Anecdotes and ad-hominem attacks aside, just because the man said "tare down that wall" doesn't mean he caused it. History is a little more complicated than that. I'm aware that this is the reason Reagan is so popular in Poland. There is even a name for this type of fallacy: the appeal to popularity.

Certainly you'll agree that the history of the cold war is a bit more nuanced, and that the reason the Berlin wall came down at the time it did is not that the Soviets were just afraid of Reagan.

Even within his won government, the man's role was as figurehead. Despite what Dsouza says, I don't think he was kidding when he was forgetting people's names and not understanding his own policy.

As for Bush, I have some serious doubts that his legacy will be seen in such a rosy light as Reagan's. It's hard to think of one aspect of the war in Iraq that has gone well. We could get extremely lucky and, after the US withdraws, a free and democratic government could arise, but that seems unlikely.
Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home


October 2004   November 2004   December 2004   January 2005   February 2005   March 2005   April 2005   May 2005   June 2005   July 2005   August 2005   September 2005   October 2005   November 2005   December 2005   January 2006   February 2006   March 2006   April 2006   May 2006   June 2006   July 2006   August 2006   September 2006   October 2006   November 2006   December 2006   January 2007   February 2007   March 2007   April 2007   May 2007   June 2007   July 2007   August 2007   September 2007   October 2007   November 2007   December 2007   January 2008   February 2008   March 2008   April 2008   May 2008   June 2008   July 2008   August 2008   September 2008   October 2008   November 2008   December 2008   January 2009   February 2009   March 2009   April 2009   May 2009   June 2009   July 2009   August 2009   September 2009   October 2009   November 2009   December 2009   January 2010   February 2010   March 2010   April 2010   May 2010   June 2010   July 2010   August 2010   September 2010   October 2010   November 2010   December 2010   January 2011   February 2011   March 2011   April 2011   May 2011   June 2011   July 2011   August 2011   September 2011   October 2011   December 2011   January 2012   February 2012   March 2012   April 2012   May 2012   June 2012   August 2012   September 2012   October 2012   November 2012   January 2013   February 2013   March 2013   May 2013   July 2013   September 2013   October 2013   November 2013   December 2013   January 2014   March 2014   April 2014   May 2014   June 2014   July 2014   August 2014   September 2014   October 2014   November 2014   December 2014   May 2015   September 2015   November 2015   December 2015   March 2016  

This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?