I'm most concerned of his talk of an imminent dictator in america.... if nothing else this part is unfortunately true.and healthcare. But he is way off base on the religious hatred crap. Some are, most are not
Old != senile... though senile people are usually old.
What he's trying to say is that the people who fund presidents getting into power typically have a fair bit more clout then what the voters want... regardless of which party is in power the rich have hedged their bets to have that clout. (Ex : Obama received 4x the funds that McCain got from the banks which profited most from the bailout.)
Where does that fit in the 'left-right' spectrum?
I met Gore Vidal once. Someone asked him something about Bush, and he said something about how his allegiance to God made him a dog because the words were each other spelled backwards or something.
Gore Vidal is a brilliant writer and wit but a self indulgent cynic who has proffered lamentations on behalf of the American Republic his entire career.
Read his essay collection United States, (a brilliant read), he has been predicting doom and gloom for America since the 50s, first the Soviets would win, then the Vietnam loss heralded America’s end, then the rise of Japan meant America was finished, then the rise of domestic terror and Oklahoma City meant the end of the Republic, then 9 11 and on and on. The key to Gore’s perennial disaffection with the US is admitted in his own autobiography, he lost the greatest love of his life, Jimmy Trimbal, a marine who died in WW2.
Gore has never forgiven either Roosevelt, America or the world itself for this loss, and so his political philosophy is nothing more than 'vanity of vanities; all is vanity'.
He is a brilliant, savagely funny man, but he is also tragically and self indulgently sad and he wants the entire republic to be sad with him.
It would not be an easy feat to overcome the challenges faced by the US and it's people.... so many people can only barely accept that there are problems thinking that it's unpatriotic or something... anyway, before I rant... thanks.
Last edited by Oftencold; 10-01-09 at 12:32 AM.
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Ah! But have you read my 5th rule? The fellow is but a stage prop.
http://www.debatepolitics.com/off-to...post1057856684 (Oftencold’s Rules for Superior Conservative Posting)
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