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.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.Which is so true. Remember it. And fight.
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.
Thursday, July 02, 2009
The National Review on Revolution
Michael Ledeen gets hard over some reader mail: