08 October 2004

WARNING!!! Political Post: Why This Man Must Win

Probably the best essay on why Bush needs to win the election can be found at Bill Whittle's Eject! Eject! Eject!

Many others have linked this and it is quickly spreading over the blogosphere. It is very long but I encourage you to take a good long look at it. I was explaining the other day to a liberal at work that he and I simply have two different outlooks on the world. This excellent essay helps explain what those differences are.

Here is a key graph:
It is a prospect to make sane people shake with fear. Surely we can agree on this much. Surely we can agree, no matter our political persuasion, that there are mean, bad, violent people who care nothing for inflicting violence on the innocent in order to get what they want. And since those people exist, we should also be able to agree that such people can – even in the heart of people as civilized as the Germans – ride to power and employ that hatred and reckless disregard for human happiness multiplied by a hundred million.
That’s reality. It’s undeniable. I wish it were not true…but wishing does not make it so. Paging the Inner Adult…white courtesy telephone, please.
It would be nice to live in a world full of liberals. I say that as a staunch conservative. It would be nice to live in a world that behaved like a Hollywood party or a university campus, filled with kind, educated people with lots to lose, who cherish reason and responsibility and are incapable of brutal, violent acts. If all the world were filled with decent, compassionate, rational people, life would be a bouquet.
But it’s not. There are bad people who do bad things, and there are bad countries run by bad people who do bad things who eat the kind and gentle people for breakfast. There is no denying this. Therefore, liberals are insane. I speak from experience here.

Via Thinklings!Thinkllings!Thinklings! :-)

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