Re: "Left," "Right" and Rhetoric

From: Zero Powers (
Date: Sat Aug 11 2001 - 12:42:35 MDT


>In a message dated 8/10/2001 2:10:25 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
> writes:
><< Funny, just today (um, or was it yesterday?) I was listening to a show
>NPR about baby boomers. Apparently your sort of idealogical conversion is
>endemic among the boomers. The same hippies who once marched on Washington
>in protest of racial segregation are now lawyers and corporate fat cats who
>send their kids to exclusive (read: all-white) private schools.
> Apparently its a lot harder to be a rich liberal than a poor conservative

>Hippie Dippyism failed in large part because it had no economic standing,
>nothing to support it, that was independent of the national lifestyle. Rudy
>Rucker (computer scientist & author) called it "the Bohemian Lifestyle"
>referring to the 19th century French vernacular. My point is that not all
>became Yuppies, or were Hippies, and that NPR paints with the broadest
>and in garish tones-so be careful how they present the world, because in my
>opinion NPR is a leftist-liberal crock-pot, and as a former leftist
>let me tell ya, they suck casaba melons.

OK, so they paint with a broad brush. But there's only so much detail and
accuracy you can fit into a 30 minute show. And, since you *are* a *former*
leftist liberal it sounds like they painted you fairly accurately ;)


"I'm a seeker too. But my dreams aren't like yours. I can't help thinking
that somewhere in the universe there has to be something better than man.
Has to be." -- George Taylor _Planet of the Apes_ (1968)

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