Monday, November 22, 2010

Someone Else's Thought For The Day

This one comes from Varmint at ATTACK CARTOONS:

Well, If I recall correctly, Mr. Orwell never did say anything about what the comrades in the Inner Party did for fun. And unlike Sergeant Berry, I am not going to reread Orwell's magnum opus ever again if I can help it.

After I posted my initial comment on this image at Attack Cartoons another thought had popped into my head:


But that was a rather obvious one, wasn't it?

We now return you to your regularly scheduled reality.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Another Blast From The Past

I was going through some old posts on my original blog when I found this:

Tuesday, November 11, 2003

Giving Real Meaning to Veterans Day

By Edwin A. Locke

There is no more precious possession than one's own life. But without political freedom, human life is empty. Man cannot exist in any meaningful sense as a serf. The New Hampshire motto says it perfectly: "Live Free or Die."

Because human life is so precious, war should never be undertaken unless our rights are threatened. It is often said that our soldiers must sacrifice themselves for our country. This is precisely what we must not ask them to do. A sacrifice entails the surrender of a greater value for a lesser one. But if a man loses his life on the premise, "I would rather die than live in slavery," it is a tragic loss—but it is not a sacrifice. Such a man is acting in his own interests, to protect his most precious values.

Unfortunately the link to the original article is dead.

Another Blast From The Past

Over the weekend I forgot to mention that it was the anniversary of Comrade Lenin's coup d'etat against the elected government of Russia. I would not be the slightest bit surprised if some folks in the present day left are getting warm and fuzzy feelings at the thought of doing something simular to us.

My own thought for the day is what would stop the self-styled "Progressives" in Congress from doing something really reactionary like passing a law in the lame-duck session that allowed the present occupant of the White House to rule by decree?

And just to remind everyone what we're up against I'm reposting this piece from my original blog:

What Does The Left Want?

In a word, everything.

As a consequence there are things that the Left will not tolerate.

The Left will not tolerate the independent exercise of force, especially when it is an act of self defense. The left seeks to disarm their subjects and will maliciously persecute those who dare raise a hand in their own defense.

Nor will the Left tolerate the existence and operation of the independent rational mind, for any factual refutation of any of the Left's beliefs will inevitably puncture their collective delusion of infallibility. Anyone who thinks for himself, let alone actually speaks up against the Left is publicly maligned and, where it is possible, physically assaulted.

In Rouge Kampuchea under Pol Pot the fear and hatred of independent thought was so strong that anyone who was suspected of being able to read was immediately taken out and shot. And as the Khmer Rouge ran up their bodycount leftist rags in America like the New York Times sat by and cheered them on.

Oh, and Thomas Sowell has his own ideas on the subject.

Now boys and girls, what are your questions on this block of instruction?