A Strange perspective - the US Right In Their Own Words

by Richard on May 25, 2005

Illegal immigration is turning American into a third world country with the kind of diseases found in hovels where people live as though progress passed them by and sanitation problems kill. The brutal truth is that immigrants bring diseases. When immigrants landed at Ellis Island, they were screened for various sicknesses. If anything was detected, these people were not allowed to enter the states. I would like to see a wall built along the US - Mexico border. I envision something with a lot of razor wire, gun turrets and a 100-yard kill-zone between two separate walls. We’d hire a ton of new border agents to patrol this fence and keep the illegals on the other side. Mexico exports poor, unhealthy, uneducated and dissatified people, and in return get a steady flow of income for those who remain. BUILD UP THAT WALL!

Without the U.S., the United Nations is just a toothless aging dog with a lot of bark. It’s an impotent organization and we are it’s Viagra. Every time the United States acts beyond its borders, it’s accused of imperialism. Not usually by the people they’re helping, but by all the other hypocritical do-nothing/spend-nothing countries… like Canada. The reason the U.N. fought against invading Iraq is because so many U.N. officials and world leaders were making so much money off Sadam being in power, to lose it would be unthinkable.

The biggest diversity problem in higher education today is the monolithic uniformity of thought among professors. The left lives inside its own myths, an alternate reality from which it can never escape. Whatever bland official statement of purpose might appear in the introduction to a modern university’s college catalog, its true raison d’etre is in practice nothing other than to destroy utterly whatever allegiance a young person might have to traditional conceptions in morality, religion, politics and culture, to “do dirt” on the faith of his fathers, on his country, and on what most human beings have historically understood to be the imperatives of decency.

What is bad for America, is good for the liberals. Democrats are completely insane. The legacy media is the offspring of Soviet agents planted here during the cold war to aid usefull idiots like Jane Fonda. They took over the universities, then the public schools, then the media and were on their way to taking over our Judiciary system! Liberalism is an ideology without hope, pride or expectation of excellence. The Donkeys are leading us down the path of destruction. The loony left isn’t saying the American government is wrong. They’re saying the American government is evil. While the march of Freedom continues through the darkest backwaters of the medieval Middle Eastern world, the Leftists will ambush and harry us at every turn it’s what they do, to try and kill by a thousand tiny cuts.

{ 26 comments… read them below or add one }

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John 05.25.05 at 10:38 pm

Richard, you finally caught on! Congratulations!

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Richard 05.26.05 at 12:32 am

Something like that, John.

Seriously, I spent some time going through right wing blogs today - I don’t usually look at very many, What struck me was the level of fear — ironic, given that the Right holds the upper hand in US polirics at the minute. I found it quite troubling, to the point where I almost didn’t post the piece.

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Bene Diction 05.26.05 at 9:35 am

Odd. I was browsing some US news sites.

Earthquake scenarios, cyber attack exercises, justification of Guatanamo,
and lots of Micheal Jackson.

I was thinking about the peddling of fear.

In fairness to the most right-sided of bloggers, if we were exposed to US news and opinion 24/7 perhaps we’d start believing everyone is out to get us. These fears are indeed troubling, and a sad reality. If you are taught you are in a ‘culture’ war, how else will you think?

There are all kinds of walls, aren’t there?:^(

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Wood 05.26.05 at 11:58 am

It’s scary just how nuts these people are. And even scarier how accurate you are.

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Malc 05.26.05 at 1:31 pm

Did anyone see the show “Super Volcano” a couple of months back?? One of the bits that I found quite funny was when Mexico closed the border from US citizens and the reaction of one of the government people. “They’ve closed the border, they can’t do that!!!!”

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John 05.26.05 at 2:35 pm

As one of those nuts, Wood, I can tell you how scarily accurate Richard’s post was. He may have intended it as satire, but it only mildly exaggerated reality.

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jeff east 05.26.05 at 2:51 pm

Richard! Is this satire and an attempt at wit? It is a bit over the top. Paragraph one is extreme and not really where “we” right thinkers are.
Paragraph two is dead on!
Paragraph three is also dead on! Diversity and tolerance are not being practiced in the vast majority of college campuses in the US. Most colleges admit to less than 10% of the staff as conservative.
Paragraph four is mostly correct. Although the second sentence is bit paranoid.

Fear is the greatest tool of the left. Global Warming; Bush; AIDs; Bush; Social Security; Bush; North Korea; Bush; China; Bush; Republicans; well, you get the picture.

In God, I fear nothing. I feel sorry for those who don’t know His love. Amazing how Christians can feel joy in this world, not to us, but to those who don’t know Him. Have a great weekend Richard and all.

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Richard 05.26.05 at 2:59 pm

I didn’t exaggerate at all, John, at least not on purpose. All the words come from US self-proclaimed right wing blogs. I chose the 4 themes - the UN, academic bias, immigration and “leftism” in general - and then looked for extracts I could use to espouse a view on that subject. I tried to find words that I might use myself if I were a right-winger, and I also tried not to use whole sentences. Sometimes I cut out words like “however” so as to make something like a coherent piece. I also removed one grocers’ apostrophe - Wood is bound to have noticed if I’d left it in - and corrected one spelling (I think). But none of it is “made up” from scratch.

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Wood 05.26.05 at 3:26 pm

OK. Now I am actually scared.

Although, to be honest, extremists on every end of the spectrum use fear. It’s one of the characteristics of an extremist.

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Wood 05.26.05 at 3:29 pm

(Um, incidentally, I may be being dense here, but, um, what exactly does one’s political bias have to do with teaching quality? I spent eight years in university, and in all that time, I don’t think I ever found out how any of the lecturers or professors in my department ever voted.

I’m assuming that this is a cultural thing, right? Because I’ve puzzled over this one quite a bit.)

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Richard 05.26.05 at 4:24 pm

Jeff - I suppose it was intended to be satire of a sort. As i say, I didn’t make any of it up. And I didn’t deliberately trawl the extremist nutters either. All the blogs quoted have the measure of respectability that comes from a link on a well-known blogger’s site. (OK, I took some of it from comments too. I should have kept a record of where I got it all, but I’m a blogger, not a journalist)

As for fear… As I leap-blogged my way around, I was astonished at the amount of fear being exhibited. Fear of imminent persecution, of the next big terrorist attack, of immigration, of the corruption of youth by evil liberals. It really is quite extraordinary. It seems that many Christians don’t share your confidence in God, Jeff. I honestly don’t sense that fear among my fellow lefties, not on any of the issues you raise. Anger, yes. But not fear.

Wood - you’ve got *me* worried. You thought I could write that stuff?

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Wood 05.26.05 at 5:19 pm

Oh, heavens, no. I twigged what you were doing immediately I’d read the title.

I was scared that some of the people commenting here thought that the ideas you had quoted were reasonable.

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Bene Diction 05.26.05 at 6:12 pm

Wood, I wish some of the bloggers Richard used would comment here.

It’s probably too scary.

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John 05.26.05 at 6:18 pm

I am amused that some commentors are frightened by Richard’s post, which reflects what I view as normal, sane, and in touch with reality. Except for the first paragraph, of course.

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John 05.26.05 at 7:07 pm

Oh, and the fourth is rather over the top, too.

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Wood 05.26.05 at 8:58 pm

And the second paragraph isn’t the product of blinkered nationalism?

And the third paragraph isn’t utterly bats? I really must be missing something here. So, again: what does the political opinion of a teacher have to do with teaching quality? What am I missing?

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John 05.26.05 at 9:13 pm

The second paragraph is about right. There were other reasons why the UN and certain member states opposed the Iraq War, but profiteering from Oil for Food was certainly a major one.

The third paragraph is an accurate representation of American academia. Political opinion won’t matter in the physical sciences or in engineering, but it has a major impact on the teaching of the social sciences and the humanities. I remember one history prof who at one point in my foolish youth convinced me that Cuban tryrant Fidel Castro was one of the greatest humanitarian leaders in Latin American history. Now I know better, of course.

Political bias greatly affects the content of instruction. Here might be an analogy that could help you visualize the impact: imagine an international relations class taught by George W. Bush.

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jeff east 05.26.05 at 9:43 pm

Wood, are you at all familiar with American Academics? If not, you would be shocked at what passes for College History class, English and the Humanities. My oldest son just got through an english class at a major university and he would complain that the prof would do nothing but rip on the current administration all class period. If someone would vent an opposing view, the prof would go berserk, according to my son. I called the campus and asked to speak with the dean of students and he said if I had a problem with a prof, to take my son out of his section.

Everyone has an agenda Wood. Political bias affects content and instruction in almost every field. Of course some are more prone to abuse than others. When 90% of all college professors are from one political influence, there is a problem. Imagine it the other way around. Labor party, republican or marxists or socialists…whenever there is a lack of dissenting opinion, troubles are going to follow.

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Richard 05.26.05 at 11:52 pm

So that you can decide if I’ve quoted unfairly, I’ve put links in to some of the places I got stuff from. They’re hidden, of course, so you’ll have to look carefully. ;)

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John 05.27.05 at 12:22 am

In fairness, I would note that my section of the Right does have a body odor problem.

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Jen 05.27.05 at 12:29 am

It is really scary, but I congratulate Richard for cleverly putting it together like that.

Going back to Wood’s comment about how lecturer’s political views, I can quite often make an educated guess at lecturer’s right/leftyness. Maybe thats because its nursing and can get quite political, but my lecturers are often conveying their political opinions in lectures.

One of the reasons why I enjoyed The Day After Tomorrow so much was a point at the end, where all the American’s were trying to get into Mexico illegally, because their land had turned to ice. I can remember a news presenter in the film, saying that all the third world countries (who had escaped mostly unharmed) were welcoming the Westerners into their land and sharing their limited resources with them. It was so ironic. It would be funny if these right US bloggers were ever in a position where they needed to rely on the poorer countries. Its funny how people with less are usually more willing to share.

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Wood 05.27.05 at 10:24 am

As I said, I spent eight years in the humanities, and never had a clue about the political allegiances of any of my tutors. They were there to teach humanities, and teach humanities they did, without any bias. But then, hey, I went to college in a civilised country. :p

I have no idea about the quality of American academia, but honestly, rather than making demands about having partisan teachers, shouldn’t there be teaching standards? Shouldn’t partisanship reflect badly on one’s teaching assessment?

I shouldn’t be stunned that there really are people out there who actually think all this stuff, which is so obviously, manifestly, self-evidently wrong, (I wouldn’t put it past some of these people telling me that work makes you free, next) but it’s a weird world, and actually, I know some crazy people.

Interesting thing is, all the craziest people I know - the kneejerk six-day creationists, the homophobes, the racists, the nationalists, the get-all-the-Jews-to-Israel-so-the-world-can-end Christian Zionists, they’re mostly really nice people.

It’s not that they’re evil, it’s that they’re so narrow, so convinced of their rightness; and it’s that inability to see the humanity of those outside their circle that causes the very worst excesses.

Saw a documentary on BBC4 (a channel for which I praise God for regularly) a couple weeks back. All it was, right, was film of Nazi Germany and Kenneth Branagh reading extracts from Joseph Goebbels’ diaries. Grew up in a supportive family, fell in love, cared about art, loved his kids, cared about his friends, got depressed about what he saw was wrong with the world. Of course, what was wrong with the world was that it had Jews in it, and that his country wasn’t running the show. His unreasoning assurance that he was right blinded him to the truth. But he meant well and was nice to his own, so, hey, that makes it all OK, right?

I think one of the reason I don’t read neo-con blogs is, I guess, because it’s so painful seeing people exhibit that same blind faith in their rightness (even if horrors like Auschwitz aren’t likely to be on the agenda. Yet) and knowing that there’s no reasoning, no thinking behind it.

It’s scary, but it causes me to sorrow more than fear, because these people - who accurately represent the largest bloc of power and wealth on the planet - have retreated so conclusively into selfishness, have so utterly disregarded the Social Contract on which their nation was built.

No pity, obviously, because they have all the guns. And they’re not going to listen to an ordinary Christian from a provincial town in Great Britain anyway.

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Bene Diction 05.27.05 at 10:36 am

John: I respect you for coming over to explain.

I can’t muster up much sympathy though. Young adults in the US have educational opportunities most countries can’t even dream about. If a student is disturbed by politics in the classroom, they have recourse and options as you explained.
I also can’t muster much sympathy because if they haven’t reached a level of maturity to use the recourses and define their own domestic and world views which is part of the university experience, they can go to religious colleges where they won’t be challenged. In a land so full of opportunity and priviledge, most of us find this kind of whining coming out at us pretty immature.

Do this again Richard - following your links I was amazed at two things.
The lack of knowledge about 9/11 and the leprosy thread. I know readers aren’t epidemioligists, but basic information was grade school. It’s not like people can’t look something up before commenting.
The fear, blaming and anger is amazing.

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John 05.27.05 at 7:06 pm

Wood, I don’t think that official teaching standards would help. Bias is inevitable. A teacher’s worldview will impact the content that he teaches. For example, a conservative history professor might teach that US containment policy during the Cold War was motivated out of security fears and a desire to spread freedom. A liberal history professor might teach that it was motivated by imperial ambition. Bias is inescapable. I, for one, would like to hear what liberal professors have to say. But I would also like to hear some conservative (and libertarian!) voices as well. We all have much to learn from each other.

Bene Diction, you are right that every American should drop to his knees and thank God that he was born in the USA. By birth, we are blessed with so much wealth and opportunity that much of the rest of the world does not know.

I think that the solution to political imbalance in academia can be resolved by the free market. Students that wish to hear conservative viewpoints, or a variety, will create a market for such universities.

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jeff east 05.31.05 at 3:51 pm

Wow Wood, I don’t hardly know where to begin.

I guess I just notice a sense of your own “rightness” and “narrowness” and “unreasoning” and lack of “thinking” in your post. Hey Pot, this is the Kettle calling!

And then, you top it off with your pity, even though you deny it. Nice.
And they all of guns?

No Auschwitz….
YET!!!!????

This is so disgusting I can’t even fathom what you know of Auschwitz and the Horrors of Europe’s past. But it is obviously trivial or you wouldn’t offend those who died and those who liberated Europe with thier lives.

Grow up, start thinking for yourself.

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DH 06.03.05 at 9:56 pm

Amen Jeff East. I have commented on some other posts regarding WWII and it amazing how much of the history gets lost. I might be

Also academia seems to be on a revisionist path that I don’t understand. If you refute the revisionists with facts your looked at as radical.

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