"I prefer to die standing than living on my knees.” – Stephane Charbonnier
“We cannot sacrifice what is right for what is expedient.” – RadioMattM
I need to re-read Jean Kirkpatrick's famous speech about authoritarians vs totalitarians. I remember thinking it was such cynical bullshit when I was young and knew everything, that it was just a rationalization of "our bastards" vs "their bastards".Little did I know three things would happen:1) we would beat the totalitarians abroad2) we would loose to them at home3) I would come to know quite up close and personal just how goddamn right that woman was.
2b) I would fail to spell at the 3rd grade level way too often...
I'm still working on second grade.
Lewy, could you please post a linkypoo to Kirkpatrick's speech? She wrote a lot of stuff, and I'm not sure which one you're referring to. The Kirkpatrick Doctrine?Spelling and grammar; my thoughts are too deep and complex (*cough*cough*) in my olde age to utilize either with any consistency. That's my story and I'm stickin' to it. Deep thoughts. Deep. Deep. Thoughts. Zzzzzz.....:))
Dictatorships and Double Standards
Matt, there are Russians under every bed. Damn Russkies! How dare they rig the election results in flyover-land! I think I even saw one near my local precinct. Or at least I saw a guy wearing an Ushanka. That's proof enough for me. The "news" spoon-feeds the left their marching orders, and that's that. They're single-minded to the point of Borg-ness. It's spooky.