Monday, June 20, 2011

Ahhh... The Simple Life!

 Christian Oth for The New York Times

I've never quite bought the Left side of everything (Castro was obviously never utopia fulfilled)- or anything else for that matter. It always strikes me as more than a bit odd however, when intelligent folk, instead of refining their views, pick up the broad brush of denying nuances, ignoring exceptions, and abandoning common sense. And so David Mamet has joined the ranks of David Horowitz and become a right wing ideologue- he's seen the light, Hallelujah! Praise be Jesus, I mean Yahweh- well, definitely not Allah...

It's not surprising when people remain stagnant in that which they've been indoctrinated since childhood- it's safe, familiar, comfortable. But it's particularly onerous and disingenuous when people revert to such womb like "beliefs" when they're older, more secure (ie-financially) and begin to realize how their previously espoused mantra may somehow be at odds with their more comfortable twilight life style. Disgusting.

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