June 12, 2009

Krugman's Article on Andrew Mickel

It seems the sage of the New York Times has deemed to weigh in on the dangers of right wing extremism.

I'm sure his column on the dangers of left wing extremism highlighting Indymedia's Death Row representative Andrew Mickel will be even more thorough, since he's had years to work on it.

More here.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at June 12, 2009 11:12 AM

As a conservative, I am feeling the effects of the Kingfish's administration. I don't listen to Rush, I don't watch Fox. Instead, I watch the markets closely and read the WSJ. I can see for myself what is happening to my country. I am not pleased with the direction it has been going since 1865. Certainly the effects of Wilson, Roosevelt, LBJ, Bush and now the Kingfish have all caused me to feel that the government is taking the country in a direction that is not where I want to go. I voted for the Republicans and supported the movement in the 1980's to have less government, only to be sabotaged by the Christians who inserted a religious agenda that is trying to shove morality down my throat like the left is trying to shove socialism, both are the same to me. I feel there are many more like me out in this world and it would take very little for violence to errupt, after all, how else can we change when neither party seems to get the point--leave us alone, little government, fewer regulations, little tax, elimiantion of the DEA, war on poverty, war on terrorism, constant concern for my safety that I don't appreciate, and I could go on.

Posted by: David at June 12, 2009 11:57 AM

Those darn Christianists. They tried to force their religion down your throat in the Bush 43 days. And how! I mean, there was...



Terry Schiavo? Well, they failed that one.


I'll get back to you on the rest. I'm sure there's got to be something. After all, Andrew Sullivan said they were doing it, right, David?

Posted by: jdb at June 12, 2009 10:47 PM

I guess I'm the only Atheist who thinks morality is a good thing. By the way David what does Socialism and Christianity have to do with each other? I'm against abortion because the slaughter of babies disgusts me not because I'm religious. What kind of "morals" being shoved down your throat would effect you? I actually agree with most of the Conservative Christian agenda and like I said I'm an Atheist.

As for the smaller government I totally agree. Unfortunately as we lose our liberty it's almost impossible to get it back.

Posted by: Capitalist Infidel at June 12, 2009 11:33 PM

I am concerned that people can not differentiate between those who don't believe in God and those that don't believe in religion. I feel that the practice of religion in the US has little to do with belief in God. Abortion is the rallying cry of the religious. It is the principal point on a candidates platform that determines wether Christians as a group are going to vote for the person. Even it that person is a total slime.

Terry Schiavo was a situation in which the Christians tried to shove their views down the throat of a man who was obviously trying to do the best for his wife. As to abortion, that is the choice of a woman who must bring that baby into the world and provide for it. No one else has the ability to make that decision for that person. If you are so ready to accept socialism, why don't you give up the fight on abortion? You will never get that cat back in the bag no matter how many laws you pass. As to other issues in which religion has tried to intefer with people, remember the little issue of making alcohol illegal. It takes nothing more than looking back to the middle ages to see what religion can do to society when they have the upper hand.

To correct the problem with socialism, the Republicans will have to eliminate the Christian moral issues on the platform. That will get people like me more on board. And there are a lot of people like me.

I find it amazing that people are ready to give up there freedoms just because the Kingfish and his group are making a power grab.

Posted by: David at June 13, 2009 04:31 PM

I forgot to mention all the other issues that the religious feel they have to have in place:
The war on drugs- just let people have what they want, results in a major reduction of people going to the doctor, decrease in cost of drugs and medicine, safer usage of drugs for those that feel they have to use illegal drugs (you pay a considerable amount to care for them with the present system), I could go on. Prostitution- it is going to happen but could occur in a safer manner with control of infection. Alcohol- even now rediculous, expensive laws are on the books to try and control the issue. The list goes on but you get the idea that Christians and their false morality do cause problems.

Posted by: David at June 13, 2009 04:38 PM

So, in other words it wouldn't do anything to you.

Posted by: Capitalist Infidel at June 13, 2009 07:16 PM

You mean "deigned," right?

Posted by: Michael at June 14, 2009 01:10 PM


Thanks, you made my point. Government should not be in our lives.

Posted by: David at June 14, 2009 03:21 PM