Wednesday, January 20, 2016

More Pearls of expression.

I have several reasons for keeping a half-century-old “Goldwater for President” poster on a wall of my university office. It serves as a reminder of youthful political passion (I turned thirteen the day before Lyndon Johnson crushed the Arizona senator at the polls), and it pays tribute to the plainspoken candidate’s libertarian anti-Communism. It also, I suppose, offers my own bit of micro-aggression toward those colleagues—which would be all of them—who find Goldwater’s world view, if they know it, even more abhorrent than antique.
"A View from the Fringe. The John Birch Society and the rise of the radical right." By Thomas Mallon, The New Yorker, 1/11/16.

H/t: Gary North,


JWMJR said...

Metastasizing the disease.

Reg T said...

Barry was brash, but bold. The System tends to ward off those who would do the most good. Government - pretty much _any_ government - possesses strong antibodies to fight off those who might harm the Body Politic by making it healthy, instead of diseased, corrupted, as is its wont.

Col. B. Bunny said...

Tru, Reg. German politics are exhibit A on that. Who they do have are all programmed to do exactly the wrong thing. I.e., they want to square the circle on "integrating" Muslims but refuse to say boo about the unconstitutional U.S. war on Syria (partially) causing the refugee flow.