Tuesday, June 12, 2007
I visited this post today over at RWN, and added my input to the comment thread. I found my words particularly wise, and those of the other commentors well-meaning but missing the point.
Hawk had posted an excerpt from President Reagan's "Tear Down This Wall" speech (one of the greatest speeches ever made by any orator), and the first comment was from a liberal troll calling himself "rmiller".
So simple, yet one of the most subversive statements of the late 20th century.Of course, the conservative defense of Ronaldus Maximus came right away, starting with Don_cos, normally a very reasonable and intelligent commentor, who basically accused rmiller of ulterior motives in his comment. Rmiller defended himself, and another lib rushed to his aid.
Posted by rmiller
June 12, 2007 7:51 AM
At no time, however was there a comment about the REAL issue generated by rmiller's comment, which, while being a pretty dumb thing to say, was still thought-provoking. What about the issue of whether Reagan was right to say subversive things about a regime as evil as the USSR? That's where my comment came in:
Subversive?Ronald Reagan was the greatest president of the 20th century. His domestic policy brought forth economic growth the likes of which had never been seen before in peacetime, and his foreign policy brought down an evil empire.
Subversive - a systematic attempt to overthrow or undermine a government or political system
Systematic attempt to overthrow or undermine a government or political system? Check.
The question we should all be asking ourselves in this thread after reading this negative and asinine, yet thought-provoking comment by rmiller is this:
Was President Reagan right to make subversive statements with regard to the Soviet Union?
With 20/20 hindsight as our guide, no reasonable person could possibly disagree with the assertion that President Reagan was ABSOLUTELY RIGHT in his utterance of EVERY WORD. Let the libs say the USSR would have crumbled under its own weight all they want. It didn't happen that way, and if it did, it would only have served as more proof of the idiocy of the communist/socialist culture they advocate.
Until Americans begin to understand and espouse the concept of the Founders' vision and denounce socialism once and for all, we are at serious risk of facing the same fate as the USSR.
A very wise commentor at my blog once said, "A man is none the less a slave because he is allowed to choose a new master every four years." We must begin immediately to dismantle the socialism that eats away at the very soul of our nation. The very freedoms we hold dear are in jeopardy.
Posted by RightWingRocker
June 12, 2007 7:46 PM
I believe my response to this thread at RWN to be the appropriate defense of President Reagan - not the "yeah, well he brought down the Soviet Union so never mind what you think of him" defense. The fact that President Reagan made subversive remarks is merely academic, especially when those subversive remarks inspired millions of people to stand up to those forcing socialism and communism into their lives.
If only Americans cared as much about their own freedom. Who will inspire Americans to stand against the socialists here in our own land??