Baldilocks get a collage edumacashun (that's for you, Acidman)
While my neighbors and tenants were beating me with a cluebat™ at home, I still wasn’t quite ready to let go of the old notion of Democrats being the saviors of democracy. Leave it to a college professor, however, to put the icing on my conversion cake.
Actually, the professor in question was as leftist as they come. In his class, Speech Communications, he advised his students to listen to Pacifica Radio’s KPFK in Southern California in order to improve our critical thinking skills and to get a balanced view of national and world events. Yes, he really said this last part.
My professor was half right. Listening to KPFK did improve my critical thinking skills. The ‘progressive’ radio station’s slant toward all things anti-military and anti-American—in spite of receiving a big hand-out from Uncle Sam every year--had a big effect on my thinking. Its embrace and promotion of everything deviant and support for any program that infantilized minorities had a large effect on my thinking.
It made me think that I ought to go see what guys like Rush Limbaugh, Larry Elder and Dennis Prager were thinking.
In the meantime, still hoping for the best from the Democrats, and without a viable or inspiring alternative, I voted for William Clinton in 1996. I still bought the Oxford education, the condescending kissing ‘up’to black Americans and the pretty words that covered a craven heart.
It took the devastation of 1998 to wake me up to what he was and to what the Democrat Party had allowed him to do to them and to this country.
The Lewinsky Scandal, you say? Whatever. I couldn’t care less.
I’m talking about how we elected a man to the Executive Office, who swore twice to protect this nation against enemies foreign and domestic. And that man broke his oath, over and over and over and over again.
And people like me, who were sleeping, who knew how to put two and two together, but failed to do so, let the Devil in the door.
This president fiddled and diddled, while terrorists plotted our demise. With every action of terror, there was an opposite non-reaction from the president. Osama bin Laden stated in plain language that he wanted to destroy us, but when the Sudanese offered him to the Clinton administration on a silver platter, he said thanks, but no thanks.
His punk-ass punked out.
Some will say that Clinton gave us a good economy in the nineties. I have two responses to that assertion. 1) An individual, group or national economy is the result of actions that have happened in the past to create conditions for that good economy.
2)What good is a fine and wonderful economic profile going to do if WE’RE ALL DEAD?
Sorry. Got a little riled up there for a minute. Talking about Clinton’s fat ass does that to me.
Taking a critical look at Clinton and his political father, Jimmy Carter, both seem to be demonstrably intelligent in certain areas. One doesn’t graduate from Oxford or the US Naval Academy, in Carter’s case, by being a Short Bus-rider.
So, if I received a little dab of critical thinking guidance in an area community college, you’d think that the above-mentioned big dogs would have likely received a healthy dose of it during most of their sojourns in the elite schools.
You’d think that they would have been taught that one plus one equals two in a far more in-depth manner than I was.
Well, you know what? I think they did learn that lesson and learned it well. The only excuse for two intelligent, well-trained critical thinkers, such as Carter and Clinton, to have actively endangered this country in the manner that they have is this: they did it on purpose.
Back on topic, the Cole bombing was the straw. There was no way I was going to vote for Clinton's faithful servant, Albert Gore, Jr., and watch him continue to put us all in mortal danger. In the 2000 presidential election, I voted for the Republican candidate for the first time in life and registered as a Republican right after President Bush's inauguration.
I did my small, insignificant part, but it was too late. Those who would destroy us and who only understand strength/power wielded ruthlessly--don't they teach Arab history at Oxford?--judged us to be patsies after their first half dozen ruthless attacks. And, guess what? They're half right, too. The Democrats are patsies, as they've proved time and again since 1992 (at least).
I'm proud to no longer be among their number.