Monday, August 24, 2009

Fifty-one years have passed...

...but this sure sounds like a good idea today, doesn't it?...



1958 was a good year for many things including political action plans, apparently. So, do we ignore it again? Do we continue the status quo or do we stiffen our spines and start cutting the umbilical cord?...

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh my God, you've become a Bircher? I have been reading you for two years now and I see you getting more, and more radical.

Why don't you take a breather? Rejoin the country.

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=112416502

Dawn said...

Anonymous,

I'm not sure what you mean by "more radical." I have always been a very open-minded, independent-thinking American -- if that's radical, then so be it; however, I dislike being labeled as a "Bircher" just because I've posted an intriguing speech of Welch's from 50+ years ago. It's thought-provoking and, given the current state of affairs in DC, worth revisiting.

I'm sure I'm about to sound like the old witticism, "just because you're paranoid doesn't mean that they're NOT out to get you" but I have to say that, even though some of his ideas and some of his accusations were kooky and over-the-top, his theories also made sense of some disturbing incongruities. And again, I'll stress that those incongruities still exist and the "old" theories of the JBS folks are starting to be embraced again by many Americans MUCH younger than I.

I'm a Conservative of the old school -- "paleoconservative" I think they're branding us now. The framers of our Constitution knew what they were doing and did it with great foresight and intellect. Our form of government was well-considered and born of lessons learned from history. Communism in any form is completely unAmerican and I loathe even the slightest move toward it, including when W did it.

Here's an interesting read for you, Anonymous. It's the Conservative tale of how Welch was successfully marginalized when it was determined that we could not acknowledge our own kook fringe. Goldwater's no Saul Alinsky but he was a smart cookie. ;o)

http://www.commentarymagazine.com/viewarticle.cfm/goldwater—the-john-birch-society—and-me-11248