And of course the bloggers have to reach hard to compete. Pamela of Atlas Shrugs. Michelle Malkin. The entire looney tune brigade that calls itself Pajamas Media (because all the other names it sought were taken).
- Ace of Spades questions whether Israel really bombed Qana.
- MyPetJawa imagines Hizbollah fighters wearing Snuglis.
- In the face of its objections to Israel's war in Lebanon Sisu says disband the UN.
These are just a few of the items I dug up over the course of a few minutes, all linked back to Pajamas Media. It's a pretty tame group of posts (except for the desire for Muslim genocide) because they're mainly obsessing over one issue, Israel's war. (Writing about our own war would hurt their little feelings.)
Well, maybe I can help. Maybe The Long View, The 1966 Game, and Open Source politics have something important to say about this.
Update: My 18-year old daughter says this is insulting to hippies. She prefers the term "haties." Maybe she's right.
LBJ was fighting the "good fight" in Vietnam, he was fighting the "good fight" against poverty and injustice, but what were young people thinking of him?
Of course, the media and the American people weren't thinking well of him either, but for different reasons.
What the young people wanted was more. More action, more attention paid to their issues, less to anyone else's. They wanted it all, now.
So they dropped out, and atomized.
Many young blacks moved toward the Black Panthers, or to the Black Muslims. They adopted a "blacker" identity (they started calling themselves "black" for one thing), they grew their 'fros high, they wore dashikis and sunglasses, and they stood strong against "The Man."
Young whites went into the drug culture. They listened to the Stones, and they got stoned. They retreated into a fantasy of free love, universal understanding, the brotherhood of man (in which no one had to really to go work).
That's just what is happening now.
Only now it's happening on the right and you don't recognize it. Because it's a mirror image. It's backwards.
Call it the summer of hate. Kill the Muslims. Kill the liberals. Kill the queers. Kill, kill, kill, kill.
What, you thought these a'holes were going to get all huggy?
Not their thing, man.