WRH Bill Wrote:
Mar 18, 2013 2:19 PM
When I hear liberals talk about having a "real conversation" about some highly controversial matter such as race or guns, I am reminded of an incident from the early history of Communism in China, the so-called "Hundred Flowers" indicent during the 1950's. (Incidentally, in drawing this analogy I am not trying to claim that American liberals of today are indistinguishable from Communists.) The Chinese Communists announded what was called the "Hundred Flowers" campaign Under the slogan "Let a hundred flowers bloom", the Party urged people of many different opinions to express themselves openly so that new ideas would be heard and the Party could become aware of its mistakes.