When I read Ann Coulter's book "Treason", I was perplexed. I was puzzled why her account of the famous encounter between Joseph Welch and Joseph McCarthy was so completely and diametrically different from the accounts I had grown up with and been taught.
I immediately went to my copy of the Ann Coulter book, also of the Crown Forum Press (2003). I read Chapter 6 titled "But Were There Communists In The State Department?" Memories came flooding back from my youthful years in England. The London Daily Mirror poured it on as only they could. Old Adolf was dead and now they had a new hate figure- Joe McCarthy. The same people who said if only a working man could talk sense into "Uncle Joe". He would then be nice.
A bit of a ramble by me and I am hesitant in pinging at any time, but I took the chance. Freeper constitution123 had given me some valuable insight into the radical left. For I had thought they were merely turned on by some sort of phoney Hollywood type emotion. "The fatuous statement for example "Have you no shame senator"? ad nauseum. It was pointed to me by constitution123, that the left have been absolutely brainwashed. I now realize that this is a very important observation. The task of reversing that mind numbing "follow the leader" mentality seems to be beyond anyone. "First kill the media!"
A joke of course.
Uncle Joe was Joseph Stalin. A working man and of the proletariat was driving around in an old car asking for donations. England circa 1954. He said he wanted to go to Moscow and talk with Joe Stalin. Commonsense and the cold war would end.
Crazy but true.
Completely true. Many liberals are true believers, though I believe a large portion of them are simply soft hearted people who couldn’t be bothered to advance beyond “Stage One Thinking” as Thomas Sowell describes it. They aren’t evil, nasty or power-hungry, but they wonder why the government can’t fix things.
“Why can’t the government give some money to people who have less, just to help them out?”
“Why can’t the government regulate the price of gasoline and food so we don’t have to pay so much?”
Why can’t the government set wage levels for everyone so there is no discrimination in income?”