Recently, Jacob Laksin over at the dreadful FrontPageMag.com
at Lew Rockwell, the libertarian-minded editor of the popular LewRockwell.com,
for aligning himself with the most "unhinged elements of the far left."
I mean really, you've got to laugh out loud when saps like Laksin get all huffy
over trivial matters. Come to think of it, though, this isn't that trivial a
matter. Any major alliances against U.S. Empire means the movement against the
war in Iraq must be making serious headway.
The American public isn't happy about this war, or the Bush administration,
for that matter. They don't trust the liar-in-chief, and the polls are finally
confirming it. In New York State, which is a liberal haven (or is it? Governor
Pataki is a foam-mouthed right-winger, and so are Mayor Bloomberg and his predecessor
Giuliani, heck so is Senator Clinton – but no matter), Bush
has reached an all-time low of 29 percent, according to a recent poll conducted
by Quinnipiac University. Things aren't looking much better for Bush and his
agenda nationally, either. According to a CNN/USA
Today/Gallup poll conducted Sept. 16-18, 67 percent of respondents said
they disapproved of how Bush is handling the Iraq war, with 59 percent admitting
that they thought the 2003 invasion was a mistake.
Those numbers must worry the neocons and their feeble apologists like Mr. Laksin
Horowitz. Rather than deal with reality, they'd just as soon make up fantastic
conspiracy theories that leftists are taking over the whole friggin' world.
Communism is all but dead. Yet, if you were ever to wander over and scroll on
through FrontPageMag.com (I don't recommend it; the prose is unbearable and
the analysis puerile), you'd think Stalin was still shipping my ancestors off
to the gulag.
Sorry, but it's the neocons we've got to worry about today. Not the Bolsheviks.
President Bush and co. can only get away with their imperial agendas as long
as the U.S. public remains catatonic. But alas, citizens are slowly waking from
their slumber, and Bush's henchmen at FrontPage aren't the least bit happy about
Any alliance between occasional political foes more than worries the pro-war
gang; it scares the holy bejesus out of 'em. In their little, twisted, misinformed
worlds, if the majority of America starts turning on Bush, they must simultaneously
be thumbing through the pages of the Communist Manifesto. That's hogwash,
of course. All the new poll numbers indicate is that Americans realize they've
been lied to, spit on, and slapped around by the Bush administration. And they've
had enough of it.
The one-issue alliance of Rockwell and folks like me only means we see it as
necessary to come together and oppose this brutal, illegal war. We aren't talking
regulations here. We're talking about misguided U.S. foreign policy that's killed
tens of thousands of people. And no matter what the FPM crew say, it's not Commie
of Rockwell and his readers to say that this war must stop, now. It's humane