There is a site called Blogshares that plays a fantasy game based upon Blog traffic. People voted what they think this blog is about. This blog started out as a vehicle for my comedy skits until we were rudely attacked from the UK. My responses to those attacks were fun and moved the blog in a new direction. The Recidivist is an inviting target because he is so self righteous,ignorant and stupid. His band of toadies come here and cry LIAR, Hypocrite, Racist and a few pathetic. They are so much fun to bat around . The only one that has any sense is Hawke who is articulate and witty.
The people at blogshares reviewed this site and several categories were selected. Politics,International Politics,neoconservative, Religion, Right Wing Politics and a few votes as a New York Blog. All these votes are accurate but no votes in the humor category. I suppose the next move is for all the Recidivists toadies to register with blog shares and have me reclassified as humor. Try your best toadies and if you can muster the support maybe you can get me listed as humor.
The question for the readers and nonreaders (the critics who claim they do not read
but comb this site. Yes the Recidivist is brain impaired)is have I become a Neocon ?
Have I been a Neocon all along and mislabeled myself as a Rudy Republican ? Are Rudy Republicans really Neocons ?
For new readers let me begin my political journey. I was a young kid at the time of Woodstock staying with my family in a small town Ferndale NY in the Catskills. As a tiny child my idols were my Dad, Uncles, Policemen ,President Nixon and the troops who wore the uniform. My uncles would gather and I would learn from my them the horror of WWI, WW2 and Korea. One of them survived a mustard gas attack in WWI and lived to be into his 90's.
My mother took me into Liberty NY to a local baker I loved called Katz's. I loved the oversized cookies with half chocolate and vanilla frosting we called half and halves. While waiting outside a long hair took my flag and ran off with it. I cried up a storm and Mom bought me a new one. I was too young to know about hippies and thought Cousin It from the Adams Family stole my flag. Based upon the grooming habits of hippies I may have been closer then I thought. I wanted to play in the nearby woods but there were needles and longhairs again on their way to Woodstock in nearby Bethel NY. I kept on wondering where was the doctors office in the woods. The fact that I couldn't play in the woods because of the longhairs made me grow resentful. Who are these evil people that steal a flag from a young kid and make it unsafe for them to play in the forest. In those days there were no bears but apparently there are some today along with Coyotes and packs of feral dogs.
My father took me into the city as a young child. It was a treat to view the Statue of Liberty from the Staten Island Ferry. I remember the longhairs were at it again the were burning the flag I cried. They were calling my heroes the friendly Policemen Pigs ." Don't these men know that Policemen are your friend "I asked my father. I learned a lot of new words that my father told me were unrepeatable . These words were being said about another hero my President. They were calling my other idols "Baby Killers" and " War Criminals". I grew to hate these people and as I got older these self deluded morons got my perspective.
The funny thing happened when the kids my age watched the movie apocalypse Now. We took the message of the film entirely differently then Hollywood intended. The catchy music of the Doors and Jim Morrison was introduced to my generation. All of my friends started to Read No One here Gets Out Alive. My friends and I started to see the Vietnam veteran as screwed by the system . The veterans were restored to the
idols we looked up to. The protesters were viewed as self absorbed , obnoxious and even traitorous human garbage. The correct perspective had been restored to men who were always our heroes.
When I went to College our professors were of that older generation. They tried to spin the tale that the protesters were beloved in the nation. This fairy tale might work on students today. However my generation was old enough to have remembered it differently remember how people loathed and despised the protesters. Years of brainwashing by the media have tried to reinforce this myth. However you can see shades of the truth in the discovery Times Channel account of Kent State. The townspeople were angry that "Peace Protesters" smashed store windows downtown. One of the shooting victims recounts that her father was upset that more protesters weren't shot. This sentiment is repeated several times in the documentary. If the protesters were so popular why does this sentiment get repeated often. The truth was the protesters were many things but peaceful was not one of them.
My friends and I would gather to watch Tour of Duty every week. We would talk about a wonderful new radio show that was driving our Professors nuts . The show was the Rush Limbaugh show and at the time he had a local NYC show in addition to his national show. The most upsetting thing one could say to a professor was I listen to
Bob Grant or read the NY Post before class. I remember a professor walking up to a table of conservatives in the cafeteria demanding we stop reading the post in the cafeteria. My buddies and I told the block patrol where to go . The most outraged was my friend the late Saul. He was a liberal and asked who turned our College into the Soviet Union. Conservatives weren't as feisty in those days but today this incident would be in Front Page Magazine.
When the time came for me to register I was faced with a choice that took about two seconds. Where does a dedicated Cold Warrior belong who is a social liberal . The choice was the party of Reagan or Mondale. The choice took about three seconds as my
priority was winning the Cold War and defense.
I read many fine writers who were certainly Neocons in College. David Horowitz,Radosh, Dinesh D'Sousa, and the late Eric Briendel but as I never was a Communist the term doesn't apply in the classic sense. Neocons was a derisive term coined by Michael Harrington to Norman Podehertz who viewed himself as a liberal.
The colloquial use according to Coulter is " dirty Jooooish Republican". Most leftist can not name more then two Neocons. If the definition is a pro Israel Jewish Republican it is applicable. I still consider myself a Rudy Republican as his view nearly mirror my own. What is the domestic policy of neocons ?