"The welfare of humanity is always the alibi of tyrants" - Albert Camus

Saturday, September 25, 2010

O'Donnell The Extremist

Lets get to know this “extremist” Tea party candidate – Christine O’Donnell - from Deleware, as HuffPo and the establishment refers to:

Had she ever proclaimed herself a Marxist? No, that was her opponent, Chris Coons. Had she ever belonged to a socialist party? No, that was Barack Obama in the 1990s. Did she once advocate forced abortions and sterilization? No, that was the president's "science czar," John Holdren. Had she headed up an organization that promoted "fisting" for 14-year-olds and books featuring sex acts between preschoolers? No -- while Obama's "Safe Schools Czar" Kevin Jennings did do that, O'Donnell's sin is far different:

She believes in sexual purity and in her own words "had friends who dabbled in witchcraft" when she was 17.

Since the left is digging up old O'Donnell quotations, it's only fair to delve into Coons' past. And when we do, we find this interesting bit of extremism: An article he wrote titled "Chris Coons: The Making of a Bearded Marxist." It details how a trip to Kenya that Coons took as a junior in college served as a "catalyst," completing his transformation from "conservative" to communist. Yet while one could elaborate further here as well, as with O'Donnell, this misses the point. To wit: Marxism has everything to do with government, as it is about transforming it through socialist revolution into something tried and untrue, something that slays the light and visits a dark age of a thousand sorrows upon its victims. It's something that killed 100,000,000 people during the 20th century and every economy it ever touched. That is a negative extremism if ever there were one, and it should scare the heck out of every one of us.

Of course, Coons' piece was written 25 years ago when he was 21 and will be excused by some as youthful indiscretion.

The best predictor of future behavior is past behavior," the best yardstick we have for measuring Coons is actions and pronouncements taken/made before he had a vested interest in lying about his aims. (And wouldn't we instinctively apply this when judging someone with a neo-Nazi or KKK history? Would we give David Duke the benefit of the doubt many would give Coons?) Second, when profiling, know this: People who embrace communism but then truly renounce it generally become passionate rightists. Those who remain leftists usually haven't renounced anything but honesty about their intentions.

Have no doubt that Coons has not changed his stripes and if elected, will be one of many stealth Marxists in Congress.

And what is this supposedly balanced with on O'Donnell's side?

Oh, yeah, the sexual purity thing.  And lets not forget that she had friends who had interest in witchcraft.  The media would graciously forgive her past transgressions had these sins not been so serious - you know, like doing cocaine and crack while attending Columbia or being a KKK chapter founder in West Virginia.

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