Saturday, October 18, 2008
I want to be happy about this, because my biggest political hope is that the religious right and the New-New Left (Obama's Left) will recognize their common goals, values, intellectual foundation, and join forces. There by leaving the right free to support unfettered, unregualated, uncompromising capitalism.
That's the hope, that's the dream. But damn, why does it have to be so scary!
Matthew 25 Network
Still I say, bring on The Great Rapprochement!
The one, albeit small, silver lining with the current economic crisis in the United States and the upcoming election (We're Screwed '08) is that environmentalism has temporary dropped of the map.
However, because I am for America's Anti-Man movement staying off the map permanently, I want to point you to a great series of articles at Capitalism Magazine: EPA Fascism
Posted by Michael Randall at 7:58 AM
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Here is a nice little escapist movie, I am recommending for this week.
I know nothing of the book, but the movie unlike everything that has come up the past two months was benevolent, fun, and had a decent, albeit underdeveloped moral.
Sunday, October 12, 2008
One another blog I run, I was given the following quote by Simon Barnes in article from the TimesOnline website in response to a position I had taken:
You don’t go into parenthood to make sure that the benefits outweigh the deficits: you go into it out of — brace yourself but no other word will do — love...Parenthood is not about perfection, it’s much more interesting than that: it’s about making the best of what you have...
I think I came up with a pretty good response, but I am very interested in getting some more great lines on why people choose to be parents. I know 3 Ring Binder has at least a few; hopefully, she will share them with us.
Here is my response:
You do not go into parenthood for some sort of disembodied "love". You go into it, or should go into it, because you like the idea of teaching a child how to succeed in life. You go into because the idea of guiding a child is exciting and stimulating. You go into it because every single day of a child's life is about exploring and learning new things and you want to be part of that exploration.
Posted by Michael Randall at 3:06 PM
Witch Doctor Repellent has a insightful, ironic, deep and compelling two line post today: Fidel Castro's distraction
Fidel Castro: Racism in the U.S. keeps many away from Obama.
Reality: Communism in Cuba keeps many away from food.
This post plays nicely along side one from Patterico's Pontifications: Any Argument Against Barack Obama Is By Definition Racist
After eight years of Bush, almost two full years of campaigning for the next president, the past three-four months of government intervention and bailouts, I cannot tell you how much I want the Republican Party out, and how much I cannot wait to be able to tear into President Barrack Hussein Obama.
For eight years, I have been apathetic because to say anything negative about Bush and the Republicans was packaged with not defending America, our interests, and Capitalism. America, Capitalism and my private selfish life, are worth defending. And when President Hussein wins, I will be able to clearly and uncompromisingly make my position.
When making that position, when calling President Hussein a socialist, I will not be a racist. I will be speaking the truth. I will be an American.
Another Racist American...
Gus Van Horn has a excellent piece on Repealing McCain-Feingold:
First, I want to say, Here, here!
Second, I want to repost a quote from Atlas Shrugged that Gus uses in his piece. The quote which follows is one of my favorites and perfect in the context Gus uses it:
Did you really think that we want those laws to be observed?" said Dr. Ferris. "We want them broken. You'd better get it straight that it's not a bunch of boy scouts you're up against -- then you'll know that this is not the age for beautiful gestures. We're after power and we mean it. You fellows were pikers, but we know the real trick, and you'd better get wise to it. There's no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws. Who wants a nation of law-abiding citizens? What's there in that for anyone? But just pass the kind of laws that can neither be observed nor enforced nor objectively interpreted -- and you create a nation of law-breakers -- and then you cash in on guilt. Now that's the system, Mr. Rearden, that's the game, and once you understand it, you'll be much easier to deal with.
Posted by Michael Randall at 6:00 AM