Over the weekend, an unintentionally hilarious syndicated column by former Labor Secretary and legendary “Friend of Bill” (Clinton) Robert Reich appeared entitled “Why The Anger?” “Anger” is one of those code words that libs use when they are frustrated because a few people are pushing back against their efforts to destroy the country we grew up in.
Please read the opening sentences, and try telling yourself that this isn’t going to be good. Mr. Reich writes:
Why is the nation more bitterly divided today than it’s been in eighty years? Why is there more anger, vituperation, and political polarization now than even during Joe McCarthy’s anti-communist witch hunts of the 1950s, the tempestuous struggle for civil rights in the 1960s, the divisive Vietnam war, or the Watergate scandal?
See what I mean? With an opening like that, you know this is going to be a precious presentation of what seems to be never-ending, hand-wringing liberal angst. Since the intellectually stunted liberal mind is incapable of original thought, after a brief put-down of “yell radio,” and the predictable lament of the loss of “trusted arbiters of truth — the Edward Murrows and Walter Cronkites,” he comes to the inevitable conclusion: “income, wealth, and power have become more concentrated at the top than they’ve been in ninety years.” Karl Marx is no doubt giving a thumbs up from his fiery, eternal torment.
Sadly, I think that Mr. Reich is sincere, but he couldn’t be more deluded, confused and wrong if his name were Robert Wrong. Virtually every word in his piece is a laughable example of the very negative effects of East Coast Brain Rot, an affliction that results in a complete disconnection from reality. For example: “If anything, you’d think this would be an era of relative calm. The Soviet Union has disappeared and the Cold War is over.”
Right. I don’t know about you, but when I flip on the TV or read news stories online and see what’s going on in Egypt, Syria, North Korea, Darfur or any number of other places on this planet that aren’t exactly brimming with light and laughter, or I see head chopping maniacs releasing video and audio messages, in which they vow to murder as many Americans as possible with an endless series of ingenious schemes, I say to myself “What, me worry? The Soviet Union is no more!”
In addition to needing to buy a vowel on the current state of world affairs, Mr. Reich obviously doesn’t appreciate the delicious irony of his citing the demise of the Soviet Union as a reason we should all chill out. “The Soviet Union has disappeared,” no thanks to you! Leftists like Mr. Reich not only opposed the policies that resulted in the end of the Soviet Union, policies adopted by heroic men and women like Ronald Reagan and Lady Margaret Thatcher. They fought them every step of the way, and demonized them as warmongers and fools.