"It-s hard for salt of the earth, hard working, hard playing pro-American types to wrap their minds around why their liberal neighbors hate the U.S. so much. But liberals do, and it's a staple of their worldview's diet. They reflexively root for that which will undo our great land.This reminded me that I had more to say about
As far as the liberals are concerned, the battle is joined ... the war is on. We must recognize the primal nature of the contest, the fundamental loathing the left has for virtually everything that conservatives cherish.
Concerned citizens of our amazing country need to be aware of the fear and loathing of the liberals and meet them head on at the polls, through the media and in the public square."
"Description: Thomas Frank, author of 'What's the Matter with Kansas?,' argues that Republicans have been able to gain the support of large numbers of poor and working class people in America by tapping into their sense of outrage over liberal cultural values. He says that while Republicans almost never act in the economic interest of the working class, they are able to effectively overhype issues like prayer in school and abortion to convince the working class to vote for them. Once in office, says Frank, Republicans accomplish little on the cultural front, but have great successes when it comes to economically aiding the rich. Includes Q&A."Well, I'm out looking at the various reviews of the book, and the one thing I don't find is anyone commenting on what I found to be the best point he made on BookTV:
The 'Right' has adopted the rhetoric of communist and socialist parties of the 1920s and 30s, but they dropped the main building plank of the argument - economics.It was, in my mind, a stunning revelation. The communists and the socialists argued that the workers should support them in the face of greedy capitalists who were keeping them poor. The right today argues that everything is an evil plot by the liberals, but they have no explanation for this liberal conspiracy except 'it just is'. In fact, the right is suffering from the influence of the single largest, and most ridiculous of all conspiracy theories. "The liberals do evil because they want to," seems to be the best they can come up w/. At least the early socialist and communist movements could actually provide an explanation for their belief that greedy capitalists were keeping the poor down - GREED. PROFIT. CONTROL. POWER. The right says "liberals hate America", but they can provide no explanation, and sadly, their followers just believe. They believe that liberals are EVIL, just because.