Wartime Habits of Mind
Lew Rockwell addresses some of the points we find confronting us, the habits of mind
that we find being reflected in recent polls
"War on this scale produces intellectual fallout, and we are all inclined to go along, unless we know the lies and their refutation."
We have to be mindful of the lies and work toward careful refutation at a time when passions burn.
These habits of mind affect the way we act. They shape national political culture. They change what we teach our young, the books we buy, the movies we watch, and the way we engage each other in our communities. Make no mistake about where the love of war takes us: straight to the demolition of civilization itself. War is no greater an achievement than any other act of destruction and killing. It represents the unleashing of the basest impulse in man.
- War is a great achievement
- Dissidents help the enemy.
- My country, right or wrong
- We are the government.
- Believe the government
- Pray for our soldiers, not theirs.
We have all been faced with the 'You must support the president" argument lately. It seems that what applied when Clinton was in office, somehow has no bearing on any opinions now. Atrios has a collection of quotes
by vocal conservatives that weren't supportive of Clinton . Points of refutation.
posted by Cyndy