Well, three days ago, I asked for anyone to share who their "hero on the far right is." So far, the two examples given in response by readers of this blog have been Abraham Lincoln and Dwight Eisenhower.

So, not only did the respondents need to reach back 50 and 150 years to find a hero, but they are actually attempting to redefine what the "far right" is in order to co-opt a hero.

Here's what Lincoln had to say, for example:

"In giving freedom to the slave, we assure freedom to the free - honorable alike in what we give, and what we preserve. We shall nobly save, or meanly lose, the last best hope of earth. Other means may succeed; this could not fail. The way is plain, peaceful, generous, just - a way which, if followed, the world will forever applaud, and God must forever bless."

Here's Ike:

"Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed."

I'd say that's pretty extreme right-wing stuff, huh?! YEEAAHHH... THAT'S THE TICKET!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"attempting to redefine what the far right is"
Define what form of Government is the most "far right" form of Government?

This is what I think.


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