April 7th, 2007 05:11 EST
War and Peace Guru for Liberals?
Rodney King: War and Peace Guru for Liberals?
Most modern liberals believe that military force is an old fashioned and outdated method for conflict resolution, and one that should be consigned to the dustbin of history.
To the liberal mindset, war is sooooo 20th century. Like VCRs, heterosexual marriage, and Kindergarten without condoms and cucumbers, war is no longer fashionable, or even tolerable.
So-called progressives now embrace the Rodney King strategy for dealing with disagreements and rivalries.
King is the young African-American man who was damn near pulverized to death by several baton-wielding officers of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) in 1992.
Videos of the King pummeling were broadcast all across the globe, and were reportedly used by the Pentagon to train Marines assigned to guard Abu Grab prison in Baghdad.
Unconfirmed reports also suggest that Howard Dean used the King videos to demonstrate what could happen to uppity blacks that failed to vote a straight Democrat ticket.
In any event, Rodney King set the stage for liberal intellectuals by posing the famous rhetorical question: "Can't we all just get along?"
Although King's epiphany was not quite as dramatic as Moses experience with that burning bush, the King illumination has been the underpinning for the Democrat party platform on war and peace ever since.
Liberals believe that all conflicts can be resolved by simply talking.
For example, according to liberal intellectuals:
* Jesus Christ would have been spared crucifixion if only He and Pilate had met to discuss their differences once in a while;
* The Holocaust was nothing more than a simple misunderstanding that could have been avoided if those dang upstart Jews had been willing to talk;
* President Truman incinerated Hiroshima and Nagasaki only because he could not reach Japanese Premier Hideki Tojo on the horn, and
* 9/11 would not have happened if George W. Bush had called Osama bin Laden once in a while to chat about Middle East oil, the price of Halliburton shares, and late ball scores from the west coast.
This liberal philosophy is based on the premise that all people are essentially the same, and that there are no evil doers.
Excepting George W. Bush and all Republicans, that is.
Recognizing the liberal philosophy for what it is helps to explain Speaker Nancy Pelosi's bizarre behavior on the floor of the U.S. House and her trip to the Middle East.
We now know exactly what Pelosi said to Syrian President Assad during her stop in Damascus.
"Can't we all just get along?" Speaker Pelosi asked the shocked Assad.
Unfortunately, Pelosi is naive enough to believe the murdering terrorist when he replied, "Of course we can, Madam Speaker. Of course we can!"
John Lillpop is a recovering liberal.