Thursday, November 15, 2007

OpinionJournal - Wonder Land

Daniel Henninger on the split in US politics that started in 1968 and continues to this day.
One side, which took to the streets in Chicago or occupied Columbia University, concluded from Vietnam and the race riots that America, in its relations with the world and its own citizens, was flawed and required big changes. Their defining document was the March 1968 Kerner Commission report, announcing "two societies," separate and unequal. [...]

The other side was, well, insulted.
You can count me on the "insulted" side. I am tired of hearing how the one country that has provided more wealth, more opportunity, more prosperity, and more equality for more people than any other is broken and needs to be torn apart and rebuilt into some leftist utopia. Particularly since the people advocating such radical thing have no particular knowledge of economics, sociology, or any of the myriad other sciences it would take to create a new paradigm for the distribution of goods and services in a nation of 300 million people.

The mere fact that they expect me to accept their argument is, well, insulting.


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