The American people have plumb busted the hearts of the country's liberal elites, and the sentiments evoked among these elites are not dolorous but actually quite nasty. So much so that they reminded me of a poem by the communist playwright Bertolt Brecht, sardonic and rare in its anti-communist sensibility. On June 17, 1953, workers in the Russian Zone of East Berlin had risen up against the regime, and one of its top apparatchiks distributed a leaflet,Read the rest of this powerful piece here.
Stating that the people
Had forfeited the confidence of the government
And could win it back only
By redoubled efforts.
About which Brecht observed,
. . . Would it not be easier
In that case for the government
To dissolve the people
And choose itself another?
It is surely what America's cultural top drawer would like to do themselves.
Wednesday, November 10, 2004
Liberals: Kill Them All and Start Over
Wow, this is one of the more excellent opinion pieces I've read in a while. Marty Peretz talks, in communist terms, of the leftist elite's desire to rid themselves of the voters and start all over: