Wednesday, October 22, 2014

On the Concept of Taking as Gospel Books Which are Critical of Your Political Adversaries and Not Believing at All Books Which are Critical of Your Political Friends

I could never be a partisan (there have been good, bad, and mediocre Presidents from both parties and any sane and reasonable individual would obviously concur with that), having to go through life with such a mental straightjacket on while looking like a total idiot on the outside. I mean, I just couldn't possibly live like that....COULD YOU?...DO YOU?


dmarks said...

What you are doing is quite healthy, in regards to LBJ, Lincoln, etc. It is being a good citizen, and good American, to question authority. To hold those who rule, past and present, up to a very critical analysis, and not worship them as kings.

The opposite of this,and very unhealthy, is to view the ruling elites as "we the people", us, manifestations of our will. This is an illusion those who rule would like us to believe. Our Founding Fathers in their wisdom saw the danger in this, which is why they so strongly emphasized basic human rights that even a democratic government can't crush.

Will "take no prisoners" Hart said...

Even Eisenhower, a great man in so many respects - his treatment of the German soldiers after WW2 was abominable (the Rhine-Meadows internment camps in which thousands died from starvation, exposure, brutality, etc.) and it surely gives me some pause pertaining to his legacy as well.

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