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The Stone Truth: Left-Wingers Are Boring

Steve of CA Wrote: Dec 07, 2012 1:09 AM
I don;t care for Noam Chomsky and most of the others mentioned in this column, but I have read some of Zinn's book and it seems to me he brings out interesting aspects of our history which I have not seen addressed by Goldberg or any other critics of Zinn
annfan_777 Wrote: Dec 07, 2012 2:43 AM
Naturally you'd drink Zinn's kool-aid.
Steve of CA Wrote: Dec 07, 2012 2:48 AM
Kool-aid -- like pretending the civil rights struggle was simply a struggle between Republicans and Democrats while ignoring prominent conservatives such as Goldwater and Reagan who opposed the Civil Rights Act and Voting Rights Act and the many writings in the National Review and other conservative publications in support of racial segregation
annfan_777 Wrote: Dec 07, 2012 3:00 AM
More idiocy from the dullard otherwise known as "Steve of CA".

You are proudly and shamelessly clueless. The Democrat party was the party of slavery, Bull Conner, the KKK, and Jim Crow laws. Democrats fought passionately against rights for blacks - forcing America into a Civil War - and they continued opposing civil rights right up through the 60's - it took Republicans to end slavery, fight Jim Crow laws, oppose Bull Conner, and neutralize the KKK.

Democrats are just as racist as they've always been - they're just more subtle about it now.
jtheb Wrote: Dec 07, 2012 6:16 AM
Yet one more lefty that cannot differentiate between objecting principles and mainstream bandwagons. We'll not waste our time on the brainwashed. Life is too short. Have a nice day.
Robert 206 Wrote: Dec 07, 2012 6:45 AM
I've read National Review for years but don't remember reading any thing in that worthy magazine that extolled racial segregation. The Democrat/Progressives have that burden on their backs even in the modern age when they use the minorities to get and maintain their power in a monstrous power game now run by Barack Hussein Obama!
Illbay Wrote: Dec 07, 2012 10:13 AM
The only people who were violently opposed to the Civil Rights Act were Southern Democrats - the same ones who a decade later courted the Black vote.

George Wallace is the perfect example.

When, at long last, will people understand that the left is boring?

The question came to mind as I was dipping in and out of Oliver Stone's miasmic 700-plus-page tome. I'll never read the whole thing, and not because it's a left-wing screed full of slimy distortions about the evils of the United States (though that doesn't help). It's that it's boring.

Stone and co-author Peter Kuznick call their book "The Untold History of the United States," except, again, it isn't. This story has been told countless times before. As the Daily Beast's Michael Moynihan notes in a devastating review, Stone...