One of the best sites I rely on to discover the issues of the day and those who write about them, is realclearpolitics. One, as always, has to become acquainted with those who write sensibly and the bloviators, who as in real life, are in the majority. Most bloviators write out of leftwing sites, those at Slate, Huffington Post, anything related to Moveon.org, Daily Kos and such. Even in this mire of the intellectually formless married to Marxism and rebellion, one can sometimes find a writer who expresses something beyond programmed hate. Go, yourselves, to the leftwing blogsite of your choice. How would you describe the anger in their aggression against conservatives?
One of the most popular and successful bloviators at realclearpolitics is Tom Friedman at the New York Times. He is displayed nearly every week.
His article in today’s New York Times has been given the title, “We’ve Only Got America A”. One should know it is highly unlikely Mr. Friedman selected the wording for this title. Yet, he opens the opportunity for it in his first paragraph of his pensive effort. Mr. Friedman has feelings about America these days:
“Former President José María Figueres of Costa Rica has a saying I like: “There is no Plan B” — so we’d better make Plan A work to preserve a stable environment. I feel the same way about America these days. There is no America B, so we’d better make this one work a lot better than we’ve been doing, and not only for our sake. When Britain went into decline as the globe’s stabilizing power, America was right there, ready to pick up the role. Even with all our imperfections and mistakes, the world has been a better place for it. If America goes weak, though, and cannot project power the way it has, your kids won’t just grow up in a different America. They will grow up in a different world. You will not like who picks up the pieces. Just glance at a few recent headlines.
The world system is currently being challenged by two new forces: a rising superpower, called China, and a rising collection of superempowered individuals, as represented by the WikiLeakers, among others. What globalization, technological integration and the general flattening of the world have done is to superempower individuals to such a degree that they can actually challenge any hierarchy — from a global bank to a nation state — as individuals.
China has put on a sound and light show these past few weeks that underscored just how much its rising economic clout can be used to warp the U.S.-led international order when it so chooses. I am talking specifically about the lengths to which China went to not only reject the Nobel Peace Prize given to one of its citizens — Liu Xiaobo, a democracy advocate who is serving an 11-year sentence in China for “subversion of state power” — but to intimidate China’s trading partners from even sending representatives to attend the Nobel award ceremony at Oslo’s City Hall.”
Wait a minute… ….Who is making America work a lot worse “than we’ve been doing, and not only for our sake”? Who is making America weak? Why?
Who in the past two years especially has made America weaker as a world leader, as a United Nations leader, as a leader of the Western Hemisphere, as an economically sound entity, as a legally in charge sovereign state, as a nation secure within its border, as a nation secure in its psyche, religion, education, and in its unity of purpose.
Who in the past two years has brazenly in full public view, sneaked around corrupting its easily corruptible politicians to buy votes to pass an unAmerican, even antiAmerican health industry legislation, highly unpopular among this Democracy’s people, 2700 pages of the unreadable, and told to the bold who dared to ask what was in the legislation, was told one would have to wait until the bill is passed before we, the people would find out how good the bill would be for us.
We have never had an American president whose father figure was a “Goddamn America” preacher or who has engaged Communists and communist admirers, in his Federal Government’s administration and attacks the American dream calling it “a poverty of ambition”!……
America A, the America of our great democratic traditions, has been under attack and compromised by these Tom Friedman bloviators for nearly 50 years. The country has been seriously damaged and weakened. The Tom Friedmans leach off of the country’s wounds, while their leader, the president and his courts prepare the salt.