Sunday, August 05, 2007

Things I Don't Get, A Very Long Ongoing Series

This past week, the two leading opposition party candidates for leader of this nation, each of whom says our current war in a faraway Muslim country is a catastrophe, spent a great deal of time arguing whether or not they'd use nuclear weapons when invading another, even bigger and better armed faraway Muslim nation.

Meanwhile on Capitol Hill, that very same opposition party was capitulating to a demand they pass legislation legalizing spying on all Americans to protect them from scary Muslims. These two acts were part of a trend so commonplace most Americans didn't notice either, despite the fact it's a blatant insult to them all.

The default position of the Democratic party is the one Republicans have the integrity to openly state. Americans suck. We are a nation of bloodthirsty warmongers who are also pathetic cowards who'd rather live under tyranny than experience the 1 in 1 trillion chance some murderous moron from parts unknown will blow us up.

Those are all obvious facts. Here's the part I don't get. I don't think this opinion of my fellow citizens is accurate. But whether it is or not, how come Democrats act like it is?

If the opinion is false, then acting as if it's true is hardly good politics. If it's true, then why do Democrats want to run such a country? It's not like they're gonna try to change that mindset.
Is public office such a boost to the ego it's worth currying the favor of those you secretly despise? There's a lot more money to be made in the private sector, and just as many sycophants to kiss your ass. More, if anything.


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