May 28 2006
I really enjoy the reading The Anchoress because she says things in such a way as that light bulbs start popping on with every sentence.Â Some people just have a frim grip on the world at large.Â We all spend our lives tearing down our initial impressions (usually from childhood) in order to learn the true complexity and beauty of this world.Â It is not easy to do.Â And being reminded how little we know is very humbling.
But then there are those who have some sort of Gestalt vision.Â They see things with very little clutter.Â The Anchoress has that gift and she has exposed the illegal immigration issue for what it is:
What I heard was a disappointing, strange, paranoia-feeding rant on how the â€œmoderate Republicans and Democrats in the Senateâ€ have a deliberate plan afoot to â€œenlarge the number of victims and people who will need welfare servicesâ€ so as to â€œenlarge governmentâ€¦â€ Itâ€™s all a plot and a conspiracy, you see … No, no. Itâ€™s a plot! Itâ€™s a conspiracy, meant to bring down America and put the conservatives in their place! To create a permanent underclass! To enlarge government, create more victims and raise our taxes.
She is right, it is a plot.Â Everything in a democracy is a plot.Â It is a plot by a majority of the people to do something.Â And in every instance there is a minority who may or may not feel strongly the other way.Â If some Republicans see ‘a plot’ then they truky have gone DU on us.Â Because what they are saying is democracy is chosing to do something we don’t like.Â Oh well, that’s what happens in democrcacies, especially when a group goes so far afield from the mainstream they become the minority.
BTW Anchoress, I too have had to turn off the talk radio.Â I cannot stand the Carville-Begala brand of discourse polluting the conservative movement, but it has.Â Back to Rock N Roll.