Tom Ridenour 
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Re: “I fear those who fear Iran more than I fear Iran itself

What we're dealing with in Washington are not leaders who worthily and thoughtfully guide our foreign policy for the best interest of we the people, but sociopaths who are fit only for straitjackets and padded rooms--misanthropes who are totally out of touch with reality--men whose bloodlust blinds them to all other reality. Fool me once, shame on you, Neocons; fool me twice, shame on me. Ain't going to happen. Neocons are today's Machiavellians--the dangerous foreign policy hang over from the Progressive era--there's nothing conservative about these people. They should be institutionalized for the good of the world.

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Posted by Tom Ridenour on January 13, 2012 at 1:22 AM

Re: “Defining "Evil"

The problem with our evil fighting friend is two fold: personal presumption of righteousness--this comes from the sickness of American puritanism, and corrupt means. So many think they are conservatives, pointing to their goals and intentions, but, like the most liberal of liberals, they use the most corrupt and unfitting of means to accomplish their goals and do so without reflection or hesitation.
Social engineering liberals always use religious rhetoric to justify government entitlement programs. The poor should be helped, but the government is the most corrupt and unfitting of institutions to do it--and handing over the job of personal compassion to such a corrupt, self-serving and reptilian institution means three things: the people are fleeced, the politicians are enriched and empowered, and the poor are ill-served. Government meddling into foreign affairs is no different; the people are fleeced, government bloats, elites are enriched, and millions needlessly suffer--all from these self-righteous "good intentions" using corrupt means. What our friend fighting evil needs is largely what America and Americans need and what we have pitiful little of: sincere, earnest, critical self-examination.

Posted by Tom Ridenour on August 2, 2011 at 4:06 AM
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