Hell, even habitual liars, like Bill Clinton, tell the truth once in a while...
People do not have to "hate [President] Obama to believe that the President, a squad of Navy SEALS, a ship load of American sailors, the Secretary of Defense, the head of the CIA, the government of Pakistan . . ., and countless others were part of a grand conspiracy to falsely convince the American public -- and the whole world -- that bin Laden had been killed." Most of those people are simply so emotionally invested in their side -- left or right -- that they refuse to accept the most logical view of events based on the available objective, verifiable evidence.
Bruce VanWyngarden is correct in pointing out the right's conspiracy theories about the President's birth certificate and Osama bin Laden's death because they are simply damn foolishness. And, the left is not immune from such damn foolishness as evidenced by their claims of conspiracy involving the JFK assassination, the 9/11 terrorist attack, and "blood for oil" wars. And, such damn foolishness goes back before the United States was a country with conspiracy theories about the Jews taking over the world beginning about 900 years ago.
The President's word about Osama bin Laden's death is good enough. And, for those of you who disagree, then I hope al Qa'ida's recent confirmation of Osama bin Laden's death is.
Packrat, you said, "No Greg, that isn't a personal attack, since it referenced no one in particular and was not directed personally at you." I see. So we can all make comments about someone's letter and the letter writer who hears or reads those comments should not consider them as a personal attack. Gotcha. Do you have Tourette's Syndrome?
If you understood Constitutional Law, then you would know that those "social engineers" in control of the Southern state governments were using the coercive power of government to violate the Constitutional rights of citizens. Another example of why government power should be limited, and the Constitution enforced.
I'm not sure what your point was, Packrat, because it was not relevant to the subject matter of my Letter to the Editor. Since it was not relevant, why did you post it?
Left and right are terms used to describe the same kinds of controlling social engineers. There is no difference between a National Socialist and an International Socialist. The real argument is between social engineers and those who believe in individual liberty.
I reread my comment. There is no psychological analysis, just an observation about social engineers, their insecurities, and their need to control others. Didn't your mother ever tell you that it's best to mind your own business and leave other people alone?
In response to Letters to the Editor about social engineering by both Republicans and Democrats, you said: "...to the radical right wing, the Civil Rights Act was "social engineering" and "neo-socialism." And, you don't think that is a personal attack. I'm sure that, in your own mind, you never do anything wrong, Packrat. That is why you should not be permitted to do any of your "social engineering."
You said, "I have thousands of books, and I've read them." Wow! You have something in common with George Bush and Karl Rove who regaled us all with how smart they are and how they read over a hundred books a year for 8 years. It is nice to know that "social engineers" of all stripes "know" how smart they are...if only the rest of us could be as confident in their self-proclaimed intelligence.
You also said, "ad hominem again, and a gross generalization of dime store psychology to boot." Now, you are an expert in psychology. I'm so impressed! Please look up the meaning of big words before you use them.
Packrat, thanks for all the "straw men" arguments. But, those have nothing to do with my Letter to the Editor. Or, did you forget to read it before making your silly personal attacks and stupid boasting of how many books you have read. I know many well-dressed, good-intentioned, and highly-educated idiots -- both Christian and leftist progressives and liberals. They all say how they care about people and want to create a "perfect" society through social engineering. But, all they really want is to do is fix their own insecurities by controlling others. And, history proves time and again that centralizing power in self-proclaimed "benevolent" politicians ultimately results in theft and murder by those so-called elite.
Packrat, I see that you still cannot make a logical argument supported by verifiable evidence. You implied that those who support liberty and oppose social engineering were against the Civil Rights Act and that is just another of The Big Lies told by statists of all types. BTW, it was the leadership of the National Socialist Party who used The Big Lie concept, and they were just another bunch of morons who called themselves the elite and forced their brand of social engineering on millions in an attempt to create a "perfect" society. Please try reading a book.
N and Packrat, are you guys still using the statist tactic of calling people stupid names and making personal attacks? But, I guess that following Saul Ailensky's Rules for Radicals is so much easier than thinking. But, try thinking sometime. You actually might actually like it.
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