Monday, April 30, 2007

Got to break it before you can fix it

Once again Ed Driscoll ties together a number of threads, including an article by Tim Blair called "The Left's love of disaster," which title serves for a summary. It was doctrine of the Marxists, we heard this in the '60's from the Weather Underground and the like, that it was the duty of the revolutionaries to make conditions worse for the common people, so that they, the common people, would rise against their oppressive rulers. Because the conditions had not been oppressive enough before the revolutionary cadres, in their wisdom, proceeded to make things intolerable.

It's this kind of thinking that leads the Democrats to believe that, as I said before, to tank the economy and lose the war quickly, before the election, so that they can blame these things on the current administration and thereby gain political advantage, is actually a good thing to do. And we should not question their patriotism. In their wisdom, they know that worse is better. Eventually.

If you studied Latin long enough, the first sentence of the second paragraph above would seem elegantly periodic. If not, then not so much.

Update, January 24, 2009: Added "Ayers" tag.

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