Originally posted by centurion1211
You can slam the source all you want to, but you can't take anything away from the actual written words.
Actually I can and will do both. I will slam the source first...
WND makes Rush Limbaugh look like Walter Cronkite.
Even right leaning journalists refer to WND as World Nut Dailey.
It is the National Inquirer of political commentary...actually the Nat. Inq. got the John Edwards story correct...so I think WND is actually worse
than the Nat. Enq.
And the author Pat Buchanan....well what was once old is new again..
He is an idiot...A wedge artist...A man well aware that his gibberish thrives in a culture war..
Here he is 20 years ago.....Sound familiar...same BS different decade..
a keynote address at the 1992 Republican National Convention, which became known as the culture war speech, in which he described "a religious war
going on in our country for the soul of America." In the speech, he said of Bill and Hillary Clinton:
“ The agenda Clinton & Clinton would impose on America — abortion on demand, a litmus test for the Supreme Court, homosexual rights,
discrimination against religious schools, women in combat units — that's change, all right. But it is not the kind of change America needs. It is
not the kind of change America wants. And it is not the kind of change we can abide in a nation we still call God's country.
Okay onto the content of the article..
Progressives are the folks who, in the 1960s, could easily understand that urban riots that took scores of lives and destroyed billions in
property were an inevitable reaction to racism, poverty and despair. They could empathize with the rage of campus radicals who burned down the ROTC
building and bombed the Pentagon.
Progressive = endorsing murder? Death? Terrorism? Is that the gist of it? Centurion...Is this the kind of rhetoric you feel "a large segment of
America" believes in?
"Whites are not only more anxious, but also more alienated. Big majorities of whites say the past year's turmoil has diminished their confidence in
government, corporations and the financial industry. ... Asked which institution they trust most to make economic decisions in their interest, a
plurality of whites older than 30 pick 'none' – a grim statement."
Okay...I get where he is going...but WTF is up with all the "whites" bit? Does skin color determine confidence in government? Or is he saying that
black people feel confident in government because of President Obama's race while white people see the "reality" of the situation? OK in that
context...once another white man gets elected everything will be OK for white people? WTF is wrong with him...
Pat Buchanan constantly amazes me anew with the obnoxious, hateful things he says.
So, before you respond, try "walking a mile in my or our shoes". And before ANYONE suggests we do the same, please remember that we've all had
that shoved down our throats for many years now. We get it already. Now it's your turn to get how we feel.."
What to say Centurion?...What have you had shoved down your throat for many years now?
I know you want affirmation, I know that feeling when you read something that seems to articulate exactly how you feel....but I can't personally give
you affirmation for this. No light-bulbs going off for me.
In my opinion it offensive, divisive, transparent rhetoric calculated to appeal to folks like yourself. It is the same kind of crap Pat Buchanan has
been propigating for his whole life....
Nothing new, no revelations for me here.....Liberalism is going to destroy America!!! Conservatism will save us!!
And fyi - political correctness has been around FOREVER...you are just bemoaning what is considered politically correct...not the existence of
"political correctness"...You were likely all for political correctness when Leave it to Beaver was on the air and "Colored folks" had to use a
different drinking fountain ....right?
[edit on 21-10-2009 by maybereal11]