Fluffy thoughts about serious things

I guess it’s okay that blogging will be light this weekend, because I have an article over at American Thinker.  It’s a fairly frivolous look at a serious subject — the 2008 Presidential election.  Using movies and junk novels, I try to make the point that, in dangerous times, innate human instinct means that voters will be more likely to look to the Republican candidates, all of whom have a proven willingness to take on responsibility and to perform with competence, rather than the Democrats, most of whom have shied away from practical responsibility and some of whom have not handled well those few responsibilities they have accepted.

11 Responses

  1. As a lawyer & former Marine, I hope you won’t take amiss that I nitpick you on spelling. It is the Marine “Corps,” not “Corp.” (There’s an “s” on the end). I realize that the pronunciation can mislead one on spelling, but that’s the French for you.

    Keep up the good work.

  2. Just finished reading your article at American Thinker which lead me to here! Well written and presented article, it’s a shame that our culture can be contrasted to “pop culture” and romance novels. An eloquent contrast nevertheless. GREAT WORK. It’s tough living in the enemy’s camp,huh?

  3. Well done—excellent article and I couldn’t agree more—love them or not, the republicans are always the grown-ups in any situation.

    As to the “new” Hollywoods—forget all those pretty boys–give me Gregory Peck or Gary Cooper anyday!!! They were real men.

  4. I don’t know which I like best – your frivolous or serious side – but the American Thinker piece today is a home run – you resist being a scold but wipe the floor with those metrosexuals and heteropolitans.

  5. Let me recommend a book to you all, since Bookworm’s piece struck a note with you all. Harvey C. Mansfield, professor of political philosophy at Harvard, has written “Manliness”, which is a fairly high-level treatment of what feminism, with its Freudian and Marxian basis, has done to the notion of manliness. Eye opening and engaging.

    BTW, nicely done Bookworm, as usual.

  6. After nitpicking you on spelling, I should add that I agree completely with the next 4 commenters — including anything by Mansfield. I am only sorry my mother is no longer around to read your work.

  7. Thanks to all of you for the kind words.

    And DaSarge, it’s probably not spelling — I’m a good speller — but typing. Amongst longtime readers, I suspect my typos are reaching legendary status.

  8. And I always thought you just did those typos to make me geel food!

  9. I don’t notice any mispellings. This is due to the fact that unless they change the meaning of the sentence, it is not of a high enough priority to demand brain resources. This is also due to the fact that I recognize words chiefly by the overall length of it and the first 3 or so letters. There was actually an internet test that demonstrated a sample paragraph consisting of nothing but random letters sandwitched between the first valid beginning and ending letter.

    Not feasible for extremely long words of course, and it requires a rather lot of in paragraph context, but it worked 95% of the time.

    I muched enjoyed your Hollywood section, Book. The political shenanigans are demoralizing in the extreme, after all. It just seems to go that you cannot lift a nation up if you cannot lift yourself up by the boostraps, one way or another.

  10. The NYT reviewed “Little Heathens” today. It sounds like another bit of conventional wisdom, i.e., what makes a happy childhood, is getting some chinks.

    I just saw some of the latest men’s fashions in the IHT yesterday. I am not sure I would want to be in the same stadium (city? universe?) with those individuals.

  11. Great piece, Bookworm!
    🙂

    BHG

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