How Great We Art

It's always hard to know if a column is as great as you think it is since, if it strikes deep enough at things near and dear, one might be overly generous in his assessment. Nevertheless, Mark Steyn has drawn sharp focus on what I think is central to our survival and our future prosperity.

"because it's the world's first nonimperial superpower the world has had to concoct a thesis that America is a threat not merely to this or that nation state but to the entire planet, and not because of conventional great-power designs but because — even scarier — of its "consumption," its very way of life."

In the supposed interest of fairness and the spirit of debate, I think conservatives are far too generous in entertaining "arguments" from those who loathe America from within and without, and as a result merely provide a forum for trash talk and an opportunity for the bashers to enhance themselves and to obfuscate issues to the point of demoralizing good and decent people

In other words, there is neither reason nor excuse for countenancing even seemingly innocuous remarks by liberals which are intended in the overall only to get you to think badly of America too.

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About tedwest

A longtime veteran of comedy and political forums, I decided that I needed a more restful venue because... well... I finally hate everybody. Except my wife that is... and my ex-wife.. and... no, that's about it. I lead about as simple a life as one can, preferring activities that include anything that doesn't involve going out and seeing YOU! And I particularly enjoy what I call "Get the Bitch" movies on Lifetime. You know the ones where the intended victim finally does something so incredibly stupid that she forfeits her right to live, and from that moment on you're rooting for the stalker. Of course, it rarely works out the way you want, but when it does, the feeling you get is... well, there's nothing else like it, other than, maybe, eating chocolate chip cookies. Oh, and I'm proudly anti-wildlife, both foreign and domestic, and anti-environment - especially foreign environments. I think Howard Stern put it best when he said, "If fifty percent of the population died tomorrow, I can live with that." And I feel the same about the other fifty percent, so together, we've pretty much got it all covered.
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