Thursday, July 2, 2009

The National Review on Revolution

Michael Ledeen gets hard over some reader mail:
Long before the modern rationalizations for the "benign" nanny state, Confucius had given his own vision of the perfectly ordered pyramid with the emperor at the top, talking to God, and most of the rest of us at the bottom, lucky for the privilege to talk to their dog.

The bulk of human experience is tyranny, whereas liberty is the ultimate unprobability, a.k.a., America. Government of the people, for the people, by the people cannot survive unless the people has enough intestinal fortitude to make it work.
Which is so true. Remember it. And fight.
Ledeen's taste in rhetoric aside, I suppose the above explains why the son of a president should not be president and why we are justly suspicious of those who would preserve a moneyed and powerful elite.


Another Kiwi said...

'The people has' enough fighting, what with the recession and all, really.

Capcha truly says wormus

Righteous Bubba said...

It's unprobable!

mikey said...

They keep asking for a fight.

Demanding blood and fire.

Do they not understand the distribution of ideological forces.

Here's a hint, Mr. Ledeen. You might find it awfully lonely on those barricades....

Righteous Bubba said...

I don't think Ledeen could find the right barricade in any case.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Jeebus, RB, you're on a roll with cheese and bacon.

How many posts is that today, already?

Righteous Bubba said...

I'm working harder than ever at cutting and pasting other people's stuff.

This is what comes of eating your vetiginds.

herr doktor bimler said...

the people has enough intestinal fortitude
The People is a single collective entity, a Hobbsian Leviathan. We each have our own part to play in the Body Politic. I myself am part of its left kidney, but there is no shortage of suitable candidates for its intestines.

Away in 10 days time for a holiday in the Islets of Langerhans.

The capcha word was 'fnord', and in fact it is always 'fnord', but our brains naturally make us see something else each time.

Another Kiwi said...

You kidney get a better job than that, och aye.
I would liver little myself and get a job at St. Pancreas.

Capcha asks: Is a sawlryst a spoonerist version of "The Walrus and the Carpenter?"