(I started writing this as a respsonse the Colonel's essay here: The Colonel speaks
to the repugnants.
and then thought it might make a nice new thread.)
Originally posted by Colonel
So, I speak to the repugnants.
I have lambasted you for months...daily. I bring you truth after truth after truth, verfied with facts. Yet, you refuse to listen.
So, now, we come to brass tacks.
Well is refreshing to see that even though the Colonel is now the man, he's still full of vitriol.
Here's a lightning bolt... I agree with most of what the Colonel said, but also believe it applies to him as well.
The "brass tacks" he speaks of is not the repugnants, it's political geeks that pick one "side" over the other. While his little angry essay here
is a reasonably well-crafted rant in the tradition of how he's been taught to be an angry extreme-liberal, it lacks one simple attribute, reality.
We've certainly watched with amazement as the Colonel came to ATS, our first really angry extreme-liberal. We've had some that came close come and
go, and even a few that sill lurk in the corners, but Colonel fights his fight with a passion and energy that is at least admirable. But
unfortunately, it's a misdirected passion. He's bought the party line and fell victim to the indoctrination of extremism that has become typical of
extremist urban liberals. And the line is, "The problem is not the problems, the problem is them."
(If you notice, the same "line" is being
fed to extreme conservatives.)
The current political atmosphere is no accident. The finely crafted, highly divisive, eternally distractive two-party system so nicely divides the
"traditional liberal" and "traditional conservative" viewpoints into new extreme territory. A territory of rhetoric and anger that has never been
seen before in the American or world stage before. The Colonel and his extreme-repugnants are examples of the results of a long-standing plan to keep
people divided and subjugated to petty bickering about each other. This way, as they're now convinced the real problem is "them", they never really
spend any time on the real problems... focused as they are on thinking the problem is the other guy who thinks diametrically different.
How neatly the landscape of American political thought has been pretty equally divided into two opposing camps that each blame the other for the
country's ills. Given the mission of this website, the things we research, the ideas we find, and the theories we espouse, who here thinks this is
I have one word for both "sides" of this silly game you've allowed yourselves to enter...
You'll never know the real problems without shutting up and listening to what's really going on... and understanding that you're just unwitting
players blindly following orders within a game in which you've not been told you're playing, much less understand the rules.
Repugnants and Demorats... deny ignorance.