Friday, April 10, 2009
Divide and Conquer.
The singling out of any predominantly peaceful group for their political beliefs, and based on the actions of the extremist few, characterizing the whole group as a threat or enemy of the nation, is wrong. It was wrong when Pol Pot did so to the Buddhist monks, Muslims, and educated; It was wrong when Che and Fidel did so to the proponents of democracy; It was wrong when McCarthy did so to the communists; It was wrong when Spiro Agnew did so to the hippies. And it is wrong today to do so to libertarians. To follow such conduct is to re-walk the darkest paths in human history, paths blazed by man's most oppressive totalitarian regimes; following in the footsteps of Hitler, Stalin, and Mao