Monday, October 13, 2008

The Dawn of the Most Partisan Time in History

In 1992, Francis Fukuyama rang the memorial bells for history itself.
What we may be witnessing is not just the end of the Cold War, or the passing of
a particular period of post-war history, but the end of history as such: that is, the end point of mankind's ideological evolution and the universalization of Western liberal democracy as the final form of human government.

His basic argument is that they tested out all the various forms of government and "liberal"western democracy won. The problem is that we did not embrace our conservative principles. We deregulated markets and then went ahead and tried to force prosperity on people who couldn't afford it. Fannie and Freddie (with help from ACORN) gave loans to people who could not afford to pay them pack, spiraling the market out of control.

The dawning of the age of American Socialism is upon us. The MTV, do it if it feels good, generation is coming of age, and they are too idealistic to understand that the world is a complicated place. No matter what happens in this election, if Obama wins, if there is a 60 seat majority in the Senate, there is no stopping the coming Next Reagan Revolution. The Kos knows it, that's why they are calling for "crushing ... spirit." We may lose, but if we lose, we emerge stronger, because we will learn, the hard way, what was at stake and what we lost.

Having said that, we may still win.

In Response To: The End of the End of History

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