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:

"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:

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.


Jr Deputy Accountant said...

I had a conversation with my 78 year old Grandmother today... sadly, I don't call her often enough on Sundays.

While talking about the pending Socialist facelift America is going to receive like it or not on a conservative website this morning, I recalled our last conversation about President Obama in which she said "so? What's wrong with Socialism? you SHOULD do things for your country, that's just how things are." and realized I hadn't called my grandma in several weeks and better pick up the phone to check in.

You can imagine my shock when at some point during our 2 hour phone call I said something about "No, grandma, I'm not a full-blown Republican" ( she calls it "the dark side" ) "... I'm a more of a libertarian with conservative tendencies." and she replied "yes, I think I am too."

Safe to say, she did not want to talk about Obama today.

better late than never. Now if only she'd stop referring to it as "the dark side"...


Anonymous said...

Well... maybe "Robin" is the liberal apogee...

The pendulum swings...tick tock... tick.