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"Forward" to the Past?

My ballpoint pen Wrote: Dec 19, 2012 9:19 AM
Earle8 Wrote: 46 minutes ago (8:27 AM) "Looks to this old man that the US must repeat the history that other countries have suffered through. I worry about how hard and painful, and possibly violent, our fall will be. The election of "his highness" sealed it. " Just look at the reaction by the Socialist Labor movement to Right to Work legislation passed in Wisconsin and Michigan and you'll get an idea of hatred and violence the Leftists are capable of organizing.
Marie150 Wrote: Dec 19, 2012 9:58 AM
They only have a few busloads of those types. They cannot be everywhere at the same time.

I remember the socialists teaching us in our values clarification classes that we would loose our ability to think in a mob situation and become one of the mob.

I suppose they still teach children this. HOPING I guess for a violent unthinking generation that would usher in their utopian dick_tator.
Marie150 Wrote: Dec 19, 2012 10:00 AM
They also likened our planet to a boat and wanted to know who we would throw overboard. That was a favorite.

They also made it very clear that if we are born into an economic class we were stuck in it and would never get out.

Values Clarification 101. There ya go!
Marie150 Wrote: Dec 19, 2012 10:03 AM
All of these suggestions pissed_off 99% of the kids in the class. The goo goo eyed like Pelosi fell for it every time.
tibby2 Wrote: Dec 19, 2012 10:13 AM
Who should we throw overboard?

Start with the teacher.
Marie150 Wrote: Dec 19, 2012 10:27 AM
And the curriculum. A Tea Party that throws lousy, twaddle textbooks overboard!
Marie150 Wrote: Dec 19, 2012 10:28 AM
We could turn this generation around in 2 months if they all read Sowell.

The political slogan "Forward" served Barack Obama well during this year's election campaign. It said that he was for going forward, while Republicans were for "going back to the failed policies that got us into this mess in the first place."

It was great political rhetoric and great political theater. Moreover, the Republicans did virtually nothing to challenge its shaky assumptions with a few hard facts that could have made those assumptions collapse like a house of cards.

More is involved than this year's political battles. The word "forward" has been a political battle cry on the left for...