I have several friends who might be considered more conservative than me, who have been telling me for a couple of years that basically this administration is being run by Marxists. I have resisted that suggestion for a long time. Then Powerline posted this:
ASSISTANT SECRETARY POSNER: Sure. You know, I think – again, this goes back to Ambassador Huntsman’s comment. Part of a mature relationship is that you have an open discussion where you not only raise the other guy’s problems, but you raise your own, and you have a discussion about it. We did plenty of that. We had experts from the U.S. side, for example, yesterday, talking about treatment of Muslim Americans in an immigration context. We had a discussion of racial discrimination. We had a back-and-forth about how each of our societies are dealing with those sorts of questions. …
QUESTION: Did the recently passed Arizona immigration law come up? And, if so, did they bring it up or did you bring it up?
ASSISTANT SECRETARY POSNER: We brought it up early and often. It was mentioned in the first session, and as a troubling trend in our society and an indication that we have to deal with issues of discrimination or potential discrimination, and that these are issues very much being debated in our own society.
What an idiot! China murdered millions of its citizens who opposed the government’s Communist policies and allows most of its people little or no freedom. We, on the other hand, enforce our immigration laws. No, wait–actually we don’t. That’s why Arizona had to take a shot at it. Oh, by the way, Michael Posner, you clueless moron–China actually does enforce its immigration laws.
I looked at the organized adulation of a “dear leader” but wasn’t willing to call it marxism, just people excited and gone a bit overboard.
I agreed that the health care bill was socialism gone amok but wasn’t willing to call it marxism
I looked at the some of the appointments and figured hey you are just dealing with low level guys from academia.
I looked at the undermining of Israel and figured it wasn’t Marxism, just simple antisemitism, and those are two different things.
Then came the Arizona law and I figured it was just pandering to their radical base domesticity.
Eventually you have to go where the data takes you. I think i’ll give the last word to Jay Nordlinger:
I hope I have read that incorrectly, or am interpreting it incorrectly. Did we, the United States, talking to a government that maintains a gulag, that denies people their basic rights, that in all probability harvests organs, apologize for the new immigration law in Arizona? Really, really?…Do you ever get the idea that our government is a bunch of left-wing undergraduates come to power?
As my friends have said: “If you start from the idea they are all Marxists it makes perfect sense.”
To my friends that I’ve argued the point with in the past: Point conceded.
Update: Apparently this doesn’t just apply to the administration.