Wednesday, December 1, 2010

"If You Are Not Old Right, You’ve Been Misinformed"

So says Patrick Foy, who's "sick of slick pundits, goofs, and war profiteers such as Coulter, Rush Limbaugh, and Sean Hannity" — Ignoring What Caused the TSA Pat-Down Controversy:
    Neocon dupes and flag-wavers such as Coulter promote a mindless, knee-jerk anti-Arab policy regarding Israel and the Middle East. This makes them popular, if not exactly original. Their policy, which is essentially Washington’s policy, which is essentially Tel Aviv’s policy, has gained America nothing but hatred and contempt from the Arab/Muslim world, leading to negative repercussions that include terrorism and 9/11 itself. But when the consequences of our foreign policy become grotesque, such as at the airports, the mainstream so-called conservatives put on their “limited government” hat and insist that Washington not bother us. Just check swarthy young men like the 9/11 hijackers. Not the rest of us. But the trick is to avoid the entire problem to begin with—or at least stop exacerbating it! Such an idea does not seem to have occurred to the talk-show conservative blowhards or anyone in authority. One wonders why not.

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OpenID danightman said...

The other thing that has occurred to me about this is why there is no connecting the dots to the attitude that allows the casual use of torture abroad and the allowance of denuding technology mixed with molest-downs here at home.

Should anyone be surprised that, after allowing torture in our numerous war zones, the TSA is making our airports into a domestic Abu Ghraib? The same essentially nihilistic mindset is at work in both places.

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