During the 60s the crime rate was going out of sight. Even media people in New York City were exposed to it. But the fact that career criminals were being dumped back on the street by leftists, and John Lennon is famous for having helped a murderer get out and kill again, were never cited as the cause.
Something had to be done. So whoever the subject came up, the media would say, “Yes, violence is increasing, but we still have done nothing about gun control.”
Then respectable conservatives would argue that gun control was bad because hunters needed guns.
The whole soft-on-crime legal policy was not addressed until George Wallace ran for president in 1968. Goldwater did not address it.
As one leftists put it, “Never let a crisis go to waste.” So when something obviously needs doing, liberals say what needs doing and conservatives debate it. You didn’t become a professional conservative, and there was a lot of competition for the few jobs as token conservative in the media, unless you clearly would not bring up alternative solutions.
Saying something must be done is the equivalent today of saying the choice is between a liberal policy or doing nothing.
I was talking to an outright socialist years ago about price fixing. Instead of standing up for Holy Business, I said that there should be no special law for that. Businessmen who cheat and steal should go to prison.
The socialist was actually shocked. He squealed like a Libertarian. To him as to others there is a class distinction between fixing prices and proletarian crimes like an employee cleaning out the till.
To him, any discussion of corrupt business fell into the category of showing that Intellectuals and Idealists, like Mommy Professor, should run things. If I just put the business thieves into prison with the other felons, it would completely ruin his whole agenda.
This is Mantra Thinking. No one but BUGS questions that the Final Solution to the Race Problem is the Final Solution to the White Problem. This could be a lot of things, but what it is NOT is conservative.
My solution to business corruption would make conservatives shriek.
The oil spill problem is now a debate about how to treat Big Oil and how to advance environmentalism. Obama’s whole committee on it is drawn from academia.
I just did an article on Islam. I pointed out that the one thing nobody talks about when addressing Islam, from Obama to Nick Griffith, is ISLAM.
I used to write speeches on this stuff for policy-makers. I don’t need to listen to anymore about the oil spill because I could write the speeches both sides are going to make.
When you read BUGS, you will hear every little about the Latest News, because all the stuff that is said or reported is predetermined. Not only have I heard it all, I’ve WRITTEN it all. I spent a hundred hours a week for years in that stuff.
I am SICK of it! I am TIRED of it!
There are actually hundreds of thousands of what passes for adult Americans out on the streets screaming that Obama is pushing bigger government and more Mommy Professor rules and regulations.
If I ever do get wrapped up in crap like that, I expect our BUGS crowd to be sure the institution I am put in is a nice one.