Saturday, January 12, 2008

Around the World Wide Web 47

1. Usually it's better to avoid psychology in politics, but Lawrence O'Donnell is so vicious and over the top in his attacks sometimes that it is safe to say there's something wrong with the guy. His latest target is John Edwards. Only O'Donnell could make me feel sympathy for Edwards.

2. This cartoon made in the 1940's is amazing! It is slightly flawed in attacking "isms" instead of having the courage to name socialism, communism and fascism and in being pro-union; but still, it links freedom with prosperity and statism with tyranny. The cartoon is more intellectual than anything that could be made today. Today's Hollywood has no understanding at all of the issues involved.

The depressing thing is that they knew about the superiority of capitalism in the 1940's -- and yet what has happened since then? The state juggernaut has rolled on, relentless and ever-growing.

3. "Crunchy Con" Rod Dreher endorses Mike Huckabee. And a perfect fit they are! Perhaps in the Huckabee Administration Dreher will land a spot as Secretary of Granola and Hip Self-Righteousness.

4. Obama asks South Carolina's black voters to have faith. If the religious right doesn't scare you, the religious left should have you breaking out in cold sweats.

“My faith teaches me that I can sit in church and pray all I want, but I won’t be fulfilling God’s will unless I go out and do the Lord’s work,” he said, linking his support for expanded health care, social justice, immigration and the environment to the foundations of his Christian faith.

The integration of Christian altruism and the welfare state is a perfect fit.

5. After all the insufferable bloviating about change from our politicians, Mark Steyn gets it right: Capitalism, not government, is the real agent of change.

6. This one from the Onion cracked me up. Warning: foul language.

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