Gerard Vanderleun’s excellent essay On Sunday Morning One Month After Death is today’s must-read.
Gerard Vanderleun has an excellent essay you must read on cosmopolitanism,
American Perversions: The Not-So-Great Generation and the Vision That Dare Not Speak Its Name
This “vision” does not merely seek the defeat of America, but something much more essential to sustaining the rising tide of freedom across the globe. It seeks the defeat of the American ideal. And it seeks it while perversely claiming that it is here to “rescue” it by facilitating its defeat; an Orwellian apotheosis of stunning assertion, and one that will do more than anything else to advance the level of Global Warming to thermonuclear levels in one brief, shining afternoon than any other philosophy you can recall or imagine.
Global thermonuclear war is of little matter to those whose vision dare not speak its name. They believe, they deeply believe, that with enough talk and enough retreat, and enough appeasement, and enough money, and enough bribes that it will never come to that. Of course, it always does come to that, but this time, they assert, “will be different. We promise.”
At bottom, believing that a butcher’s bill will never come due, the destruction of the American ideal is really just fine with these “citoyens du monde”. They yearn, from their perches in their perverse cosmopolitan realms, to see their nation defeated and humbled and lowered. They yearn for it because they long ago left that nation and ascended into those ethereal realms of their own private Fantasy Island.
Thomas Sowell on American collapse, on video, part one of five.
to American Digest, which just turned six.
My article on the latest in the Congo the Dog Saga is now up at The Star Ledger’s NJ Voices
John Hawkins came up with The 2nd Annual Worst Quotes From The Daily Kos (2007 Edition). Number 10:
10) “I wrote a diary a short time ago about how the Bush administration helped ruin my marriage. It wasn’t because my husband was a Bush supporter or anything…it was because of all the stresses from job loses, living without health insurance and getting sick, to my husband being forced to take a job where he wasn’t home much that helped ruin my marriage.” — angrybird
Trust me, they go down from there.
Like something out of a Robert Rodriguez movie:
Singer shot to death after surgery in Matamoros ER
Apart from the police and narco-gangsters, few groups of people have suffered more in Mexico’s brutal drug wars than the singers whose music often chronicles the carnage.
The latest casualty appears to be Zayda Peña, 28, a singer who was shot dead Saturday in a hospital emergency room in the city of Matamoros, across the Rio Grande from Brownsville.
Whatever the reason, the persons responsible were determined to not let her survive her hospital visit caused by the first attempt.
Gerard always has a great post. Take a look at Night Road to Mesa: 219 MPH in a Lamborghini. And Busted by the Web.
More blogging later, but remember tonight’s podcast at 9PM Eastern. My guests will be Joyce Vennis, author of Postpartum Depression Demystified, and ShrinkWrapped, a psychoanalyst.
In yesterday’s podcast, I had the distinct pleasure of talking to two of the best bloggers around, Gerard Vanderleun of American Digest and Siggy of Sigmund, Carl and Alfred. We talked about anti-Americanism, English cooking (including toast) and several other topics.
On the subject of education, we discussed a generation of students growing up without a real education on what it means to be an American:
Classical education’s being replaced by presentism and relativism
On middle class values and conditions:
When you are part of an economic group, you become an oppressor…. People are driven to hatred, and then to violence, when they realize they can not control others with their beliefs
Exactly; this is called the Vision of the Annointed, which is one of the best books I’ve ever read which outlines this mindset. The problem in America is that you have this great divide, and again, you have three generations of a certain elite leftist ideology that feeds upon itself that is driving the educational system, and not only that, is driving social services as well.
We also talked about commercialand, the pattycake war, the grains that bind, and Bill and Hillary.
The podcast is such fun, it might even be fattening.
All that, and Siggy and I discussed the necktie dilemma – Is Siggy a necktie guy?
Will Gerard and Siggy revoke my blogging license since I’m a morning blogger?
Listen to the podcast and find out!