Monthly Archives: October 2011
The words desperate, pathetic, and vapid don’t fully describe Lawrence O’Donnell’s recent interview. O’Donnell tried to use murdered civil rights victims, Vietnam vets, homosexuality… and the performer of the Monday Night Football opening theme song, in an attempt to publicly humiliate Cain. Herman Cain must really get under the skin of leftists. The media double standard is obvious, but the drive and enthusiasm O’Donnell displayed trying to humiliate Cain, is not only contemptible, it’s kind of just sad.
One of Elizabeth Warren’s quotes is being promoted by moveon.org as a brilliant insight (Read the quote here). I was intrigued when I saw that it’s apparently a quote “every American needs to see,” and people have described it saying “She just said the best thing. Possibly ever.” But I was surprised when I read it to discover it can hardly even be called an argument. I mean, it is an argument for taxation in general, and for some of the most uncontroversial government functions like roads and the police, but its not some serious talking point for our current taxation debate. It really seems like the left falls in love anytime someone says anything against conservatives on economics, even when it has as little profundity as this.
I like to understand people who differ with me and occasionally I try to get a few conversations started online, despite the tendency for them to go poorly (conversations in person go much better, people are usually much more considerate). A recent conversation on twitter with a few sociology professors proved to be interesting, yet typical. Hopefully in the future I can post more serious conversations with people who disagree with me.
I began with asking a few basic questions that normally are answered with very broad and vague responses by their comrades. I asked how one can combat “White Privilege,” this almost always is followed up by: we need to talk about it.