Damn Hippies!

Jenean Mcbrearty, contributing columnist in the Lexington Herald-Leader:

Hippies still trying to ruin the country
By Jenean Mcbrearty

America won't win another war until the 1960s flower children are pushing up petunias.

Radicalized, the flower children morphed into lefty loonies who now masquerade as social progressives. No matter what they rename themselves, however, their agenda hasn't changed.

They still want utopia, and it wouldn't be worth mentioning except that their naivete has aged into a persistent denial of reality that may have devastating consequences.

For example, consider their continued belief that America's armed forces are neo-Nazi stormtroopers who delight in burning babies to further the aims of imperialistic corporations.

Such nonsense, now treated as legitimate by the left-leaning media, denigrates the patriotic values and sincerity of half the nation. It undermines the war effort, insults the dead and the survivors of battle and their families, and supports the aims of the enemy. Translated into immigration or national defense policy, it is an invitation to the world to destroy our country.
How did this person manage to get something published in a newspaper? I'm not really sure what the circulation of the Lexington Herald-Leader is, but holy shit, this is just unhinged!
Marxism doesn't work. Love is not all you need. Western culture is worth defending because it protects freedom, tolerance and the greatest material good for the greatest number. Government can't solve every problem. The American taxpayer has no obligation to support the rest of the world's exploding population.
Please point out the Marxists that are currently influencing American policy, Ms. Mcbrearty. I'd just love to know their names. You know, it's really too bad you don't provide any back-up for your declarations.

Nobody's arguing that 'Love' is going to end the Civil War out of Iraq, though the current 'course' doesn't seem to be any more effective. Government may not solve every problem, but having Republicans run the government doesn't seem to solve any problems. And as soon as Western Culture is perfect in it's ability to 'protect freedom, tolerance and the greatest good for all' I'll stop trying to improve it.

Ms. Mcbrearty, if you're stupid enough to argue that American taxpayers have 'no obligation to support the rest of the world,' you better stop accepting the tax money that blue states are thanklessly providing for Kentucky. (PDF) For every dollar Kentucky pays in Federal taxes, it gets $1.45 of Federal spending.
Their BAWL (Buddha-Allah-Wicca-Lenin) is better than some old Judeo-Christian God.

In their heart of hearts, lefty loonies do want America to lose in Iraq and every military theater. They want outside enemies to accomplish quickly the demolition of American capitalism, using the violence the lefty loonies are too old, too scared and too well-invested to use.
Um, Buddha-Allah-Wicca-Lennin? That's three 'people' with a religion thrown in. It makes as much sense as Johnny-Sam-Christianity-Jill. And I'm sure, Ms. Mcbrearty, that any implication that we should chose leaders that are quick to resort of violence to get what they want was purely accidental.
Yet, please be compassionate toward aging, albeit dangerous, erstwhile flower folks. Understand their pain when communism failed. Understand their desire to enforce perfect harmony. Understand their insistence that we love humanity except those in uniforms.

Just don't vote for them in 2008.
I usually don't give the other side advice on how to better make their argument, but I think, just this once, I will.

Ms. Mcbrearty, if you could be just a little bit more hysterical, you might convince more people. Don't feel so tied down with verifiable facts and direct quotes - embellish! Oh! Find a catchy name for your opponent. Use something that clearly identifies them as 'bad.' 'Lefty Loonies' is weak, go with something a bit more forceful like 'Pinko-Commie-America-Haters-Who-Eat-Fetuses.' Along with pointing out that people who disagree with your opinion are in league with Stalin, this will make you seem like a more neutral commentator, something undecided readers respect.

Above all, make sweeping generalizations, ignore subtlety and nuance! The louder your column sounds the more convincing it is!

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