I often make bold, vague or controversial statements with little or no explanation in this column for the sole purpose of drawing response/input/discussion from readers. This device has been effective. I have made countless new friends and “enemies”…
You don’t say. Example, please.
Collectivists cannot see individuals; they only see groups.
I get it. With Weaver-esque boldness, you will dismantle our insipid generalizations.
Iran, backed by Russia and China, and through her surrogates such as Syria, Hamas and Hizbollah and Hugo Chavez’ Venezuela is the world’s greatest and most prolific supporter, wielder, executor and harbor of/to terrorism.
And hairbrain assumptions.
Just like the evil act of Jerod Loughton in a Safeway parking lot in Tucson, Arizona on that fateful and horrific Saturday mornin, those evil deeds against Muslims were committed by madmen — sociopaths. They were not made by conservatives or anyone who reveres the Judeo-Christian ethic.
Our ridiculous ideas.
Collectivists do not — cannot, will not! — recognize the power — for better or for worse — of the individual. Jerod Loughton’s despicable, horrendous act must have been inspired and pushed to the breaking point by the “evil” rhetoric of some “evil” collective.
And silly notions.
Dear Sir (or Madam),
I must apologize. I am guilty of setting a trap for you. I must with regret respectfully inform you that you have fallen into my trap. You have revealed to me that you are a collectivist.
Well. Thank god for you, Sam.