Saturday, February 28, 2009

I can't just say whatever...??

Another excellent post from Reality Based Community to which I'll add my measly $.02. Movement conservatism is entirely incompatible with the internal editor most of us have that would stop us before we made up some silly story and put it in our nationally televised speech or said we did not negotiate with terrorists while the Swiss envoy in Tehran was waiting to be told what to say on our behalf. But most of us do not take the hardline dogmatic view that movement conservatism does which conveniently frees its adherents from the troublesome world of facts. This is because they don't choose their actions based on present circumstances but rather ideologies that prefer particular outcomes regardless of present facts. When you have an axe to grind then you gotta keep grinding it no matter what until grinding becomes the point, and we've had these last 8 years a lovely time being governed by axe grinders.  Have we not?

When you begin with Goldwater preaching that "extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice" this is necessarily where you land.  Its all about the destination.

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