Three Quick Hits
Yesterday’s post was a single, long, involved, and, judging from the comments section (disregard the Star Wars Invastion Team- wtf is that about?) poorly written entry. So today I’ll do the opposite. Here are three short, straightforward, and well written (supposedly) posts.
On Partially Privatizing Social Security:
I’m convinced the liberals are against this solely because George Bush is for it. Al Gore talked, endlessly, about a lockbox for Social Security. Most people figured the idea was crap, since the government would have the key, and they were the ones who would want to steal from the lockbox. What Bush wants to do is provide a lockbox with two keys. The People will not be able to access the lockbox without The Government’s key- and The Government won’t be able to access the box without The People’s key. The rest of the argument is just details.
On the War in
It occurred to me, seeing all the pictures of Iraqis with purple fingers, that we are indeed in the midst of a new Crusade. The Crusades were a response to Islamist aggression, so is our War on Terror. The Crusaders responded, not by shoring up defenses, but by going on the offensive, just as we have. The real difference is that, while the Crusaders fought to spread Christianity, we fight to spread Democracy. But this is no difference at all because we are imposing our most cherished, defining value, and so did they. The West, then, was defined by Christianity. The West, now, is defined by Democracy.
On Who Will Win:
In the end it will be a contest of ideologies. Is big D Democracy a more powerful ideology then Islam? The answer is yes. Islam will shape itself around Democracy to survive. Eventually Islam in the Middle East will be like Christianity in