August 26, 2007

In Ramadi, Hope Comes in Little Things

Like new glass.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at August 26, 2007 09:36 AM

Here in America, something like new glass in a storefront window is such an everyday occurrence that it is largely taken for granted. Not so in Iraq, which has suffered decades of totalitarian rule under Saddam.

We are bringing hope to these people, hope that they can put new glass in their store (and home) windows without fear that it will soon be broken.

And that fact, for some odd reason, drives the lefties nuts.

Posted by: C-C-G at August 26, 2007 12:20 PM

It doesn't fit the narrative, C-C-G. The one where the US is bad, evil, nasty and must be stopped so Good will prevail. Where THEY are the ones in control, making everything perfect and wonderful.

The wierd thing is - if they were to get the control they want to implement the 'Good' they think they want, they'd hate it. The 'Good' they want is for their ideology to be ascendant yet not applicable to their lives, for their beliefs to triumph yet somehow for things to never change so they have less than they have now. Their ideals are for OTHERS - not for them.

They'd find someone to blame for their own stupidity when it all turns rotten, and it wouldn't be them or their policies. They'd want someone to save them from what they've created - yet still they'd fight the ideas of those who would save them tooth and nail, insisting bitterly that THEIR path was the right one, their views were right, that their feelings - no matter the damage they caused - were right.

No, it doesn't make sense. It doesn't have to. All that's needed is that they 'feel' their cultural self-destruction is the right thing to do, while insisting continually that what they propound is beneficial and good for all. And their feelings don't necessarily have a damn thing to do with reality.


Posted by: JLawson at August 26, 2007 09:44 PM