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Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by IJ Reilly, Feb 18, 2005.
Priceless!! Utterly priceless!!
Now if we can just get Michael Moore to call W a burned out redneck.
Cohen a communist? Stephen Cohen? Are we talking about the same Stephen Cohen who was a regular on the Newshour criticizing the old Soviet regime. I guess if you were for détente you were a communist.
The Nation is an outsanding publication. People who take their cues from hypocritical drug addicts would be doing themselves a favor by reading The Nation.
And how many times have we seen posters here insinuate that those of us on the left pine for the days of the Soviet Union, or that we would be happy to see communist-style leadership/policies in this country?
Quite a few people still employ this tactic besides one junkie mic-jockey.
I wonder what gives them that idea.
But seriously, in my experience, the type of member who red-baits me because of the avatar have been quite impervious to the uber-advanced concept of irony.
Nothing like using self-deprecating humour only to have some oblivious nincompoop come along and pile on.
Oh come on, now. In the old Soviet Union, there was heavy unemployment, a permanently depressed economy, increasing poverty, massive government secrecy, imprisonment without criminal charges, a huge class rift between the haves and the have-nots, gigantic expenditures on weapons at the expense of social programs....
Who'd want to live in a country like that??
Yup, We even pay our clowns more than anyone else.