Friday, July 29, 2005

Speaking of the Leo Straussians (Part II)

The brains behind the Neo-Cons

The spin was insidious from the beginning. William Kristol deftly explained away his Trotskyite backgound and his leap into the Republican Party by simply stating that a Neo-Conservative is a liberal who has been mugged by reality. And while the real conservatives were guffawing and elbowing each other in the ribs over this clever witicism their party was not just mugged, it was jacked.

Oh by the way, A Liberal is a Conservative that has been arrested. You do know that the Congress voted a few days ago to make the Patriot Act permanent. There wasn't much fair and balanced reporting on this trashing of the Bill of Rights. You Conservatives still remember Paul Revere and Thomas Paine, don't you?

Another famous Kristol quote is pure Straussian:

"There are different kinds of truths for different kinds of people. There are truths appropriate for children; truths that are appropriate for students; truths that are appropriate for educated adults; and truths that are appropriate for highly educated adults, and the notion that there should be one set of truths available to everyone is a modern democratic fallacy. It doesn't work."

So there it is. We are the children and they are the highly educated adults.

$396,000 per "private" military guard employed by a private corporation. (See post below)

1789 American Military Casualties in Iraq since 3/19/03. 13,559 American Military Wounded since 3/19/03 ..... but these soldiers don't deserve $396,000 per year.

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