I have several conservative friends who, when I remark about Republican radicalism, invariably respond, “Yes, but the Democrats are just as radical in their own way.”People are drawn to equilateralism. If you’re this way, then I’m that way. Somehow, it all comes out in the wash in equal doses of dirt. Can anyone say that after last week? Or even going back a few years, what have Democrats ever done that equals Republicans’ closing down the government – twice?
Leslie and I just finished watching Ken Burns’ “The Vietnam War” in 10 episodes. At the end we just sat and looked at the screen in silence. If you didn’t see it, do. We both lived through those days. She attended the Moratorium in Washington to protest the war. I soaked up the official line while on active duty in the Army in Panama. We were both in San Francisco during the Summer of Love which marks the full-blown intensity of the war before the collapse of morale hit.
I’m supposed to be a “far-left liberal.” I object. I think I’m pretty middle of the road. It’s the Right that has galloped off the end of the globe. And it may shock readers that I have a lot of conservative friends. In fact, some of my best friends are conservatives. So one of them in a recent gathering posed an innocent question: “I would like to sit down and really, finally figure out what the difference is between liberalism and conservatism.”Now there’s a provocative statement.
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Selecting a term
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