Shut Up And Salute, You Peons

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“Winding down the war” with the enemy still attacking you in the field is usually known in military circles by the word “surrender.” Yet here is where the cultural disconnect identified by Ralph Peters may strike again. Just as Obama and his minions could see nothing wrong with desertion and collaboration — in Peter’s words, seeing it as nothing more serious than skipping school —  neither may they see anything particularly objectionable about that other cardinal taboo word in military culture: surrender.

So what if America surrenders? What’s the big deal? Here, take this Obamaphone and move on.

I think this is very close to the mindset in the White House.  What normal Americans despise as treason, collaboration, desertion, and surrender, Obama and his ilk regard as victories for the downtrodden against American imperialism.

Also as the “rational” way to look at the world.

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I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.

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