This Left is doomed. There will be another left, and people will believe in it. But it will not be this left, nor composed of the people who have been made icons of it.
It is true that Barack Obama is a worthless piece of human garbage. But this is not a fact that really matters. Yes, he swept into power by whispering to stupid activists "I'm black, I tell you, black!" And the stupid activists went forth, like good racists, and said "He's black, I tell you, black!" And Americans voted, despite his race. Then, when he did what he promised, that is to be the compassionate conservative heir to Reagan that the village had wanted in Bush, the left self-spun and developed elaborate theories about how he was weak. Obama is not weak – he believes, as most of the elite believes, that you prove you are strong by how many little people you can torture, in the name of protecting the system. If not Obama, they would have found someone else to do the job.The essay I'm excerpting above is worth reading, worth pondering. I don't know that there are right or wrong answers here, I just know I'll go with what feels right.
And in terms of the essay?
Reading it, I kept asking, "Uh, Sarah Connor, shouldn't you be seeing to John?"
It was so laden with a sense of Armageddon and, sorry, I wasn't all end of times when it came to the Bible and I won't play it any differently for this.
I have three children. I am responsible for them.
I don't have the luxury for Newberry's exercises.
Which doesn't mean I don't enjoy reading them.
I do. But for me, it's a way to get away, not to get involved.
I think Newberry is a brilliant writer and more than capable of holding someone's attention, I just don't agree with his conclusions.
Doesn't mean he's wrong, just means I'm not responding to them. They aren't engaging me. And they won't. Again, I have three kids who are depending on me. I don't have time to play Sarah Connor or Morpheus.
"Iraq snapshot" (The Common Ills):