Tuesday, March 22, 2005

What a maroon, what an ignoranimus...

It would be funny if it weren't so pathetic: So I'm reading Major K's post on the recent anti-war protests fifth column in this country, and I click through to CNN's coverage of the protesters, and here's this doofus:

"This country was founded by acts of civil disobedience," said David McReynolds, 75, of New York, as he marched along 42nd Street . . .

WTFK? This country was founded because, when civil disobedience failed, men with military and political virtue were willing to fight for it. Or does this guy really think that we gained independence from England, and went on to create and maintain a constitutional government, through teach-ins at Harvard?

These people really don't live in the same world I do . . .

And what kinda pisses me off about it is that the existence of people like me makes it possible for people like them to exist without ever having to confront the lunacy of their beliefs.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not only that, but at 75 I think he might have actually fought in the revolutionary army...

But really, you'd think that with age would come some wisdom about how the world really works, and that as much as we would all love "peace in our day" some situations (read: people) don't respond to anything less than armed force. Or maybe there's something I just don't get yet.


On an different but not totally unrelated note, and this may be the wrong place to bring this up, but I have been wondering lately as a philosophical exercise what made the independance of the colonies from Britain any less illegal than the secession of the Confederacy from the Union (other than one succeeded and one did not). They were both fought under the same pretense: the inherent right of the people in those territories to self-government, and the states never lost that right by joining the union, hmmm...

Tom M

10:11 AM  
Blogger Just Some Poor Scmuck said...

"These people really don't live in the same world I do . . ."

No..they don't.

They live in a fantasy world fed pap by Dan Rather and CNN. A world where everyone is just like us, but talk funny.

1:01 AM  
Blogger sirboggle said...

Unfortunately, the freedom we enjoy tends to make people lazy. Most Americans and western Europeans alive today have no experience with real tyranny - they have not had to make any sacrifices to be free and prosperous. Lazy people have lazy habits of body and mind. They get soft and fat and most importantly, they tend to believe what they want to believe, that which makes them most comfortable, regardless of the consequences to themselves and others.

8:12 PM  

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