This really needs no further discussion. The glorious collectivist experiment known as the Soviet Union completely collapsed and is totally discredited in the historical record. Much like Italian Facism and Nazi Germany, the USSR belief that there is nothing higher than the power of the state led to inhumane imprisonment in the gulags, substandard conditions for its people including horrific food shortages, millions of political executions, and complete godless totalitarianism.
Remember our "un biased" media gave Gorbachev the credit for ending the Cold War, made him Time's "Man of the Decade" and supported his speaking tour where he made $100K a pop telling fawning liberal audiences how the Soviet Union didn't really collapse.
YIN: “If you seek peace, if you seek prosperity for the Soviet Union and
YANG: "In another show of
SDI or "Star Wars" won't work? WRONG
Wrong quite often over these past years actually. Most recently on Feb 21, 2008. An American missile, without a warhead or internal guidance system, hit a satellite that was moving at approximately 22,000 miles per hour from a ship that was sitting on swells in the Pacific Ocean.
This was the straw that broke the back of the Soviet Union. Not only could they not afford to create such a program, they couldn't come up with such a thing either and they all knew it. Cold War won. Liberals proven wrong, again. Who cares about the next Michael Jordon? Where is the next Ronald Reagan?
All USA fault - we need to pull out. As soon as we did, the North Vietnamese turned their guns on Cambodia. The Killing Fields
History class on Senator Joe McCarthy? WRONG
While his tactics were over the top and at times brutal, Senator Joe McCarthy has been vindicated by the publication of the Venona Project in 1995. (you may have missed this MSMedia viewers). The term "communism" is today a vile word describing a failed ideology that brought misery and dispar to millions.
The Venona Papers released from Soviet archives vindicate McCarthy and showed an even greater communist threat than even he thought. More than 350 paid soviet agents held positions within the U.S. State Dept.
“we now learn that J. Edgar Hoover, Senator Joseph McCarthy, Roy Cohn, Elizabeth Bentley, Whittaker Chambers & company really got it right: all Communists are/were actual, or wanna be, Russian spies. We also learn that during the Cold War years (and even before) hordes of leftists were abroad in the land, stealing "our" atomic secrets (and God only knows what else) for delivery to Joseph Stalin.” - - William A. Reuben review of The Secret World of American Communism, Rights, 1995In retrospect had McCarthy simply went after another sector of society in search of Communists (rather than Hollywood, where there WERE lots of them) then we would not have film after film portraying him in an unfair light. To be clear, "McCarthyism" still works as a term today as his tactics were not polite, but those lives he was ruining were indeed communist lives bent on the overthrow of the U.S. To the playwright outed as a Communist I point to the millions thrown into Soviet Gulags due to their personal beliefs. I am sure if they could have chosen the punishment of "not being able to be a playwright anymore" they would have jumped at it! Venona proves McCarthy was right.
Doomsday Environmental Predictions? WRONG
So now Africa gets to use DDT? Well that didn't take too long..! Thanks a lot Rachel Carson! 30 million dead Africans are in your debt. I still want to know who that scientist was who would eat spoonfuls of DDT to prove how harmless it was. Junk science won and lots and lots and lots of human beings died.
Ever notice how Global Warming slowly became “Climate Change?” If it gets hotter, global warming. If it cools, global warming. This is Junk Science 101 and the new religion of the left.
The jaw dropping mistake underlying all of this hysteria is thus: CO2 does not cause warming, WARMING causes a rise in CO2 ! We learn this in eighth grade. It is still true!
Weather Channel founder John Coleman has been an outspoken advocate for climate realism. This weekend, Coleman posted at his KUSI-San Diego blog an "Open Letter to Environmentalists" challenging them to campaign for "environmental goals on the basis of their own merit " while urging alarmists to "[l]et go of the global warming frenzy before it leaves [them] discredited and embarrassed."
Ethanol? WRONG! using food stocks for fuel has now created worldwide food shortages, plus higher prices on both food and fuel. We have the oil here... lets go get it!
Nuclear Energy? WRONG! we should tap this unlimited energy source NOW and fund it until it is powering every city in America. We have had this for decades and now fusion can be done without any waste. Hello? Hello?
Just look at the way liberals have undermined our nation's forest management efforts. Any credible forestry official will tell you that allowing vast regions of timberland to overgrow to the point they often do without thinning them out from time to time and putting in fire roads is a recipe for disaster. Yet, in spite of this common sense perspective, liberals still fight tooth and nail against anyone who tries to cut down a few trees. Their success in this regard has contributed to some of the most devastating wildfires in the history of this country, but do they ever take a step back and reevaluate their position in the face of evidence of its destructiveness?Edward Daley RENEW AMERICA.com May 19, 2004
The Bush TAX CUTS? WRONG
The democrats worst nightmare has come true. (No, no WMD's have not been found in Bagdhad) In what can only be seen as a sharp rebuke to liberals who think tax cuts shrink government revenue, tax receipts for corporate and individuals are up a nice 15% over last year. Again! Liberals/democrats believe that if you cut taxes you will decrease revenues. Once again that has proven to be a fallacy just as when Reagan cut taxes in the 80's and doubled government revenues in the process. When you cut taxes you give people and businesses an incentive to grow. More tax PAYERS = More tax REVENUE.
This question of increased tax revenues when corporate, capital gains and income taxes are cut was posed to Barrack Obama during a debate, to which he replied with the need to increase taxes as a "punitive measure" for the rich CEO's. Good Grief!
Let us also never forget that "Progressive" call to punish the rich with that Yacht sales tax increase a few years back. This not only did not raise any taxes (as the wealthy simply stopped buying the yachts) but thousands of workers were put out of work by this wrong headed liberal policy.
GUN LAWS? WRONGThe only gun control related law statistically proven to be effective are CONCEAL CARRY PERMIT laws...! These counties consistently have the lowest crime rates in the nation.
John Lott, a gun-control scholar, says the problems with such laws is that good intentions aren't enough. "What counts is whether the laws ultimately save lives. Unfortunately, too many gun laws primarily disarm law-abiding citizens, not criminals." He notes that some 40 states now have some kind of law allowing responsible citizens to carry concealed firearms. In most of those states, between 2% and 6% of all adults have such permits, thus giving citizens in a community the size of a university the knowledge that someone other than the local police will have access to self-defense.
Such laws have consequences. Mr. Lott and Bill Landes of the