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Saturday, March 29, 2008

crossposted from another forum...

This country has long had a culture of freedom and common-sense morality that resisted increasing tyranny and held the spirit of the Declaration against it, even when the letter was violated. There has been creeping tyranny, no doubt, but so long as the common man was mostly left to live his life, it was thought distant and abstract (except in the south, they had first hand experience, but were effectively silenced).

The depression was a shock to that culture like none it had seen, one that grew from the toe-hold that tyranny had so far established. In that shock, the culture as a whole turned to the government that it still saw as benevolent. WWII cemented the marriage of activist government to the culture of freedom.

The effort since has been to deceive, undermine, dilute, marginalize, and suppress what remains in that culture. The media tells us that what is wrong is right, and what is right is wrong. Not just news, but movies, music, literature, fine arts, all of it. The courts tell us that rights are privileges, fairness and justice determined by need instead of moral correctness. Our culture is diluted by the mass importation of immigrants who, rather than assimilating to our culture as past immigrants have done, agitate - aided and abetted by the media and elected officials - for us to assimilate to theirs. Our schools teach that the values of our culture are, first, no better than any other, then second, that they are depraved and immoral.

Our best instincts, moral and just, are turned against us. Every opportunity to claim that injustice is what is demanded by our principles is exploited for all that can be had. Our economic system, the best and most just and moral the world has ever seen, is denounced as unfair and exploitive, while the vast resources it creates are used to further diminish and suppress the culture and markets that provided them.

It's a tall order, and those that embarked on the effort knew it would take generations. Their one virtue was patience. Their efforts have paid off beyond their wildest dreams. It is the end game, and they know it. Mostly, only they know it. Those raised in the culture of freedom have been diminished to the point that they have no voice and little power. There's enough of them left to make a stand now, but they are for the most part too cowed, too confused, too guilty - in their own minds - to summon the moral courage needed to do so. In another generation at most, there won't even be enough to matter even if their minds and vision should suddenly clear.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Ashley,

No matter what happens now, and it will surely be undeservedly rough for you, remember that you've done a great thing for the state of New York and for the country. You took down a vile, despicable man. What he did with you should not be a crime (one of the few things he's done that isn't), but he worked very hard to benefit from the fact that it is, at the expense of many innocent people, and so, for the first time in a twisted life dedicated to injustice, he's seeing justice firsthand. You probably didn't mean it to happen (but kudos to you if it was your plan all along), and maybe you're even sorry it happened, but no matter - it's done and you done good.

And to Spitzer, you slimy fucker, hasta la vista, asshole.