"So what do you do when you realize that everything you've ever thought and believed no longer worked for you? Where do you go when the bubble of progressive politics bursts in your face and you're left in the leftist place on earth? ... Like many leftists who had abandoned Judeo-Christian religion, I worshipped at the altar of liberalism. ... I was programmed from birth to be a devout liberal. ... Take the anti war stance of the left. Noble and sactimonious and all that. But how easy it is to sit back and preach peace when you have an army defending you; to rail against the US when you are protected by free speech laws; to demonize Israel, when you've never lived through the murderous progroms of Tsarist Russia or the Holocaust. ... And this love affair with Radical Islam--what's up with that? ... To walk around, as I did, with utopian images that didn't match reality was to view life through the eyes of a child", Robin, 21 May 2009 at: http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/how_to_deprogram_a_liberal_in.html.
Sunday, May 31, 2009
A Berkeley Liberal's "Ninth AA Step"
"These are not easy words for anyone to utter, much less a leftist from Berkeley, or a recovering leftist, that is. Even though I've been in recovery for 14 months, 2 weeks, and 3 days, leftists are always right in your face, in an I-hate-you-if-you-disagree sort of way. Hence this letter of amends to all the people I've lectured, scolded, ranted and raved at, and otherwise annoyed during my 30 plus years of 'progressive' politics", Robin, 11 May 2009 at: http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/letter_of_amends_from_a_recove.html.
As Michael Savage said many times, "liberalism is a mental disorder". I add, one in which the diseased is impervious to facts. Robin, we accept your "ninth step".
Welcome aboard Robin. It's only taken you about 50 years to grow up.