Tuesday, December 07, 2004


Left2Right is trying to be an upfront, calm, honest, and direct blog that,
“…Left must learn how to speak more effectively to ears attuned to the Right.
How can we better express our values?”

Geeeee wizzz people, try by not talking down to the Right and being so, so, well Moonbatty.

The entry
Supporting Our Troops is a case in point.

Oh….. lets Fisk this thing.

“Vehicles in New Jersey are covered with decals representing little ribbons inscribed with the legend: “Support Our Troops.” I have done a lot of driving recently and have noticed geographical disparities in the distribution of these symbols. There are fewer in the Midwest and very few at all in the LA area.”
Mmmmm, unsophistaced Rubes in Red America again? Thinking of this?

“They are also disproportionately displayed on SUVs and vans, which isn’t surprising given that the owners are disproportionately reliant on the oil supplies that our soldiers are in Iraq to protect (among their other purposes).”
Oh, that’s right. We only serve so our friends and family can swill petrol like water. That shows such a depth of understanding of why people serve, and it is obvious that you spend lots of time with service members.

Wait, what was that quote we read a bit ago..
“I have done a lot of driving recently…..”
Shouldn’t you have one of those stickers?

“What is it exactly that these decals exhort us to do? How can I, or anyone, support the troops themselves? What can we possibly do for them?”
I will give you the benefit of the doubt on this one. The decals are what the placer wants them to be. A thank you. A memory of a friend or family member, or a way to piss of the Deaniac next door. What can you do for them? Well, you can try here, or here, or here, or just do a Google search.

“The aim of such an effort is to make it seem that to criticize the war is to criticize our young soldiers and perhaps to increase their peril by weakening the war effort.”

Sure nothing like this:
“Moore Compared Iraqi Terrorists To American Revolutionary War Heroes.
”As for the current situation in Iraq, Moore has written: 'The Iraqis
who have risen up against the occupation are not "insurgents" or
”terrorists" or "The Enemy." They are the REVOLUTION, the Minutemen,
and their numbers will grow - and they will win.'" (Michael Barone,
Op-Ed, "The Company They Keep," U.S. News & World Report, 7/12/04)”
Isn’t Michael Moore considered good enough by the Left to sit in the Presidential Box at the DNC?

“I recall that in the late stages of the presidential campaign Bush tried – successfully, it seems – to score points by claiming that to say the war in Iraq was wrong was tantamount to saying that those of our troops who had died there had died in vain. And of course no one wanted to be accused of saying that.”
Of course not…..

“But of course if the war is unjust they have died largely in vain…”
Arrrghhh…. You just said it!!!!

“If they have been sent to die for a misconceived political agenda, that should be a source of remorse, not something to be exploited for further advantage in political debate.”

Kind of like this?

Yep, the Left in the Bay Area really know how to reach out…..

“If the war is unjust, as I believe it is…”
Arrrghh…. You said it again!!!!!!!

“….Bush’s remarks exploit the sacrifices of the dead while the ribbon decals further exploit those young soldiers still stationed in Iraq by invoking their peril to stifle opposition to a war in which they will remain embroiled. The decals don’t support our troops but unnecessarily endanger them by seeking to prolong an unjust war.”
OK. Tell that to those who serve. To their face. Instead of burning up gasoline in your driving, take a plane ride with a long layover in Atlanta. Walk around the concourses. See those guys in the Desert Camouflage? They are on their mid-deployment break. Go over and buy them a sandwich and talk. Reach out. You might be surprised.

I have written about the "Military-to-Left" cultural divide
here and here. It is real. It is there. It is not good for our country nor healthy for our culture. There are exceptions of course (I have served with a VERY Left wing Admiral of the Senator Bradley stripe – an outstanding Admiral BTW), but the Military does not understand the Left because there are very few onboard the ship, in the squadron, or leading the division. The Left doesn’t understand the Military because they don’t serve, their parents didn’t serve, and their children will unquestionably not serve. A shame, but they need to remember - the Left abandoned the Military. The Military did not abandon the Left.

UPDATE: Looks like Left2Right closed comments to the above link. BAAAWAAAHAA. I guess they didn't like it when those they "reached out" to reached back and grabbed them by the neck. Note to the Cacooned Left: don't talk down to others; even lesser beings than yourself have pride, conviction, and maybe a wee bit of backbone.
UPDATE II-Electric Boogaloo: Welcome aboard Arrghhhh! readers!!! Come across the Quarterdeck early and often. I am honored by the visit. Now lets walk over to the Royal Navy ship across the pier. They have booze in their wardroom.......

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