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The West Needs to Rediscover
Talent for Self-Government

American Greatness, by Conrad Black

Original Article

Posted By:earlybird, 12/6/2018 11:01:08 AM

As they honor George H.W. Bush and take note of the latest implausible speculation about Robert Mueller’s inquiry and related matters, Americans should be aware of the deterioration of the political institutions and governments of Europe. France only a few months ago was widely looked to as a likely source of political renovation that could incite and encourage modernization in other Western countries. Today, the place is in a state of widespread disorder. (Snip)In one sense, these malcontents—“gilets jaunes” as they are called for their yellow vests—are doing the world a favor.

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The longish intro kept the meat of the article out of the intro. Do read it. Another important essay from Black.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: earlybird, 12/6/2018 11:02:40 AM     (No. 11854648)

FTA:

In one sense, these malcontents—“gilets jaunes” as they are called for their yellow vests—are doing the world a favor. They are telling the immense coalition of Marxists, eco-alarmists, camp-followers, dupes, and garden variety political cowards that they will not put up with this bunk about climate change requiring drastic reductions in carbon emissions and therefore justifying absurdly high fuel prices as the world oil price declines. This was too easily accessible an escape hatch for political leaders who have no idea how to square the circle of bloated public expenditures, sorely irritated taxpayers, bourgeois insistence on retention of some value for our currencies which have no value other than in relation to each other, and the irresistible temptation to promise to spend more.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: arkfamily, 12/6/2018 11:10:39 AM     (No. 11854667)

It is government ruling a person or God. Those are the only two choices for me and I will let God guide me in my everyday decisions. When a person reads the Bible from beginning to end, a whole new perspective happens.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Clinger, 12/6/2018 11:18:57 AM     (No. 11854677)

For the West to rediscover the talent for self-government the West first needs to rediscover the desire for it. For that to happen the West needs to rediscover a desire for the truth.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: coldoc, 12/6/2018 1:57:15 PM     (No. 11854851)

To understand the "talent" for self government, the ignorant masses would have to be immersed in US and world history- and not the NEA versions. They feel they have no need to know history because they are too smart already. Just ask the Hawaiian moron.

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