Instead, Sleeper corruptly includes quotes from all the Conservative geniuses proved right over the centuries. Adam Smith is liberally referred to, strange for an anti-Capitalist writer who so clearly pronounces his hatred for Capitalism in his headline. Edmund Burke, Alexis de Tocqueville, and Thomas Paine are also trotted out by Sleeper for underhanded and suspiciously vague sneering activities, although Sleeper doesn’t have the ‘cajones’ to be specific. Pretty cowardly, these progressive liberals. I mean. what credentials does a scribbler like Sleeper have to subtly and gutlessly criticize big-brained thinkers like these?
Being the sneaky writer he is, Sleeper tries to duplicitously sneak in amongst those great Conservative thinkers a decidedly Communist one, as if the reader would just speed-read right past it thinking “oh yes, G.W.F. Hegel was just like Adam Smith.” Sorry Sleeper, Hegel was the generally accepted mentor and motivator of Karl Marx. Nice try.
Marx was not the only one “deeply influenced” by Hegel; Friedrich Engels, another psychopathic ‘Founding Father of Communism,’ was also a Hegel fanatic.
Then, Sleeper only shoehorns Nathan Hale into his writing in order to analogize Dr. Martin Luther King into the scheme. Do you see the injustice done to both great men by making that comparison?
He mentions Al Gore’s “Inconvenient Truth” movie only briefly but tries to drive home the fallacious point that “our consumer society … can’t see its own Orwellian ensnarement by commercial censors.” We see where this all is heading.
And of course, Sleeper falls into the repeating, broken-record, liberal mantra of Eric Cantor’s recent loss, using it as a pathetic bludgeon against Republicans, rather than what he/they should be doing–which is questioning their own Democratic Party toadying.
And what of the writers’ creed of using three words instead of 37? Sleeper’s style is to use 3,337 when he could have used three: “I hate America.” On Independence Day no less. “Brevity is the soul of wit,” Shakespeare quipped; and he was right. But nevertheless, Sleeper ignores these writing maxims to his readers’ great loss.
Instead of talking up the Left’s great contributions to public discourse, Sleeper is left with only one possibility: to disparage and vilify the great Conservative writers and thinkers who built America. I don’t know about you, but I think Sleeper is using the wrong strategy; he should be promoting the great Liberal thinkers. Unfortunately, he can refer to absolutely no anti-American, anti-Capitalistic, or anti-Free Market thinkers of merit, much less writers of any importance whatsoever. There are none, literally.
So Sleeper does the only thing he can do: he attacks the clear-headed, values-oriented, right-thinking leaders of the kind of American values, thought, and faith who built this country. And on her birthday to boot.
Whenever I encounter (through some karmatic misfortune of mine) media like Salon and writers like Sleeper, I feel dirty. I want to take a shower and scrub myself clean in a radiation shower. I feel very much as if those six words from the ‘olden days’ are crucial to ask degenerative complainers and compulsive whiners like Sleeper and Salon: “America, love it or leave it.”
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