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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Ho Chi Minh, et al.

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 2: U.S. Sen. Barbar...
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 2: U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) attends a post election party November 2, 2010 in Hollywood, California. U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) won a tight Senate race in California against Republican senatorial candidate and former head of Hewlett-Packard Carly Fiorina, while California Attorney General and Democratic candidate Jerry Brown is leading Former eBay CEO and Republican candidate Meg Whitman for the Governor's seat. (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)

“Ho, Ho, Ho Chi Minh I am!”

Related source » Roger L. Simon » Fear and Shame on the Campaign Trail #4 — Arrested Development: 'via Blog this'
[This related source is recommended in its entirety.]

“How bad will it actually be if Barack Obama is reelected? […] The world will go rudderless as America increasingly abandons its leadership position. Forget the clowns at the United Nations, forget even NATO, without the USA at the helm, the citizens of planet Earth are on their own. I suspect even Vladimir Putin is secretly concerned. But not Barack Obama. As D’Souza convincingly shows us, he lives in a world deeply nostalgic for an anti-colonialism that was at its most popular somewhere around 1968 when Barack was seven. I wasn’t, of course. As a college student then I shouted “Ho, Ho, Ho Chi Minh” as loud as the next man, only I realized pretty quickly that the anti-colonialist Chairman Ho was just another communist despot who threw his opponents into forced labor camps when he didn’t shoot them. The folks who surrounded the young Obama then, as D’Souza again convincingly shows us, remained on the other side. More than that, they promoted it. And those [who are] still around still promote it, overtly and covertly — a mass case of arrested development. So that is what we see all around us now on the campaign trail, more even than fear, shame, and the usual loathing — arrested development. It accounts for the absolute glee expressed by liberal Democrats that some moronic Republican congressman from Missouri said something Neanderthal about rape. (Barbara Boxer practically had an orgasm.) It accounts for the relief, also seemingly quasi-orgasmic, from mainstream media outlets that they can devote themselves exclusively to this dim bulb’s utterances without having to spend a second more on the economic catastrophe that threatens to upend us all, including [our] children. And in another way it accounts for the almost rabid responses to the most banal of revelations — that Paul Ryan dated a black woman. (Who didn’t?) The reactionary liberal press doesn’t know how to wrap its hive mind around this one. It must be a trick. And even if it’s not, Ryan’s policies must still be anti-African American. Some wag at the Washington’s Post’s “The Root” blog went so crazy at the revelation as to compare Ryan to Strom Thurmond because the dead segregationist fathered a mixed-race daughter. Talk about arrested development.” [emphasis added]
— Roger L Simon, August 23, 2012 (

I witnessed (first hand) that mass hysteria of 1968, too, on the campus of Columbia University, albeit as a graduate student not as an undergrad. Unlike Simon and the proverbial "next man", however, I wasn't shouting “Ho, Ho, Ho Chi Minh”. I was busy trying to complete my doctoral dissertation so that I could move on with my adult life, together with my wife and infant son. I saw the craziness then for what it was, despite being only a couple of years older than those boomers who were engaging in "free love", imbibing cheap beer, screaming cheap shots at the establishment, and generally engaging in the sort of pain-in-the-ass behavior as their derivative-minded ass-holes who recently "occupied Wall Street".

Although a very small number of those boomers eventually saw the (euphemistically speaking) "error of their youthful exuberance", the majority of those same jerks are still sporting ponytails (as if no one will notice their receding hairlines), and skipping their weekly bath. Some of these aging hippies have even infiltrated the ranks of our political "leadership" (pardon the expression). You know who they are. They are typified by the batshit crazies who are driving once-beautiful California into oblivion.

I say, "A pox on all of these useless scumbags". Are you listening Barbara "Batshit" Boxer?

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