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Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2002 at 3:39 PM
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I am strong, and resolute, trying to find stratagems to beat the big guys at their own game, but guess what? It appears that only Republicans are allowed this sense of exhilaration these days! The attitude of my liberal minded friends? Expect nothing less than DEFEAT! They are generally angry, and whatever hostility that comes their way from others, the more they feel PERSECUTED. Enemies of the state. And when the FBI doesn't come knocking? They're a little miffed.
Not long ago, I saw the great thinker of
the Left, Naom Chomski, talking on a cable channel at a
diner. He spoke very convincingly, albeit with 10 syllable
words, about imperialist/corporate America. I listened to
him on the edge of my stool.
was the only one who found Chomski intriguing. Several
people 'protested' his lecture and the channel was promptly
changed to Sports. In fact, an ad for Nikes was playing
out. Ironic, considering that the old man had accused Nike
only moments before, of supporting abysmal labor conditions
throughout the developing world.
people around me see the irony? No. Not one. What they
saw, I'm afraid, was an intellect with an oversized head,
talking Greek. Worse, the sour looking old guy appeared to
be bitching about anything and all that most people happen
Is this how the Left cares to reach
Okay, so the masses 'enjoy'
whatever few choices the market permits. When this occurs
in politics, we call it propaganda; and as the 'preemptive
war' effort winds up against Iraq, you can be sure that the
people are going to buy it. Strong men with many medals
stand at the podium at the Pentagon and sell Americans on
this outlandish war, all on the basis of appealing to our
The only real left wing
candidate in recent times? Ralph Nader, who attempted to
shore up his presidential bids with ZIP
Face it. The left is at a deficit
in terms of showing anything appealing that people might,
well, find attractive.
Lately, as I read
the top conservative Websites, I find that more and more of
these people are becoming wary of Bush. Some of them are
'incorporating' liberal views. Conservative Cato analyst,
Alan Reynolds, recently wrote, "The government's fatal
assumption was that stocks fell mainly because of accounting
problems," rather than cooking the books. Here we have a
true affront to the Bush administration, who, for the sake
of image made a few high profile arrests to appear
Conservatives are seeing through the
Bush charade, but who in the Left reads the Cato reports?
We know we hate the Heritage Foundation, right? But their
best thinkers are every day reading The Nation, and amending
OUR IDEAS to their program, which bottom line, appeals to
the masses: love of family, love of country, and finally,
love of (gasp!) the status quo.
quo sucks. But tell that to the guy on the stool beside me.
He looks like an average American, what, with an American
flag airbrushed across his t-shirt. To look at him, he is
just another old guy sitting at the counter, sipping coffee.
But Saed is an Armenian, born in Iraq.
tells me he had to leave his homeland, considering the
persecution of Armenians in Iraq, "And so I lived from one
country to another, where no one would take me for who I am,
not until I came to America."
in the US. He bought property and ran a number of
successful convenient stores. He does not like Saddam
Hussein, and is not unaware of the thousands of Kurds whom
Saddam gassed to death in the streets.
a liberal?" he asked. "You must be if you don't want to see
that butcher contained. And for me? While you fight the US
government, I am grateful for the security I have living in
this country, and the freedom I have to be who I am. But
you liberals? You make a hate fest of all of it, and who
will listen to you when you are right?"
smirked. "When we are right, or do you mean - on the
Saed laughed. And he handed me a
feature from today's paper, of Bush on his ranch wearing a
cowboy hat, wrist bleeding, carrying cedar logs. "You know
how a picture is said to be worth a thousand words?" he
liberals should get a load of this," he said. "Here is the
president who alone defies bans on greenhouse gasses, who is
paid by the factories to lower pollution standards (how he
won his office!). But all he need do here is say how he has
'liberated' his oaks from the strangling cedars to allow
them water, and he is a great
"But you tell me, what about
you liberals? You are defeatists, too full of hatemongering
to show the little people even a little of the strength
conveyed by the president in this
And I realized: He has a point.
When I sought to gain big time support for InterNation in
order to compete with the likes of the mainstream media, my
liberal friends sent messages of PROTEST!!! What, they
wondered, Did I want money? A virtual hug? "Forget it,
man, we're radicals over here," one guy said.
Another left-winger snipped, "Free
I was accused of
"entrepreneur activism." -Hummm do you see a financial
opportunity? (My reply: If I wanted your fucking money so
much I wouldn't risk assailing the time worn platitudes of
my fellow leftwingers!)
I am strong, and
resolute, trying to find stratagems to beat the big guys at
their own game, but guess what? It appears that only
Republicans are allowed this sense of exhilaration these
days! The attitude of my liberal minded friends? Expect
nothing less than DEFEAT! They are generally angry, and
whatever hostility that comes their way from others, the
more they feel PERSECUTED. Enemies of the state! And when
the FBI doesn't come knocking? They're a little miffed.
The left is in dire straits not because our
positions are wrong, but because we do not engender images
of strength, or success. We come across as a reactive,
intellectual elite. In a nutshell? The left is like Naom
Chomski, really brilliant, yes, but otherwise, totally out
of touch with ordinary people.
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