WALTER CRONKITE -- AGING VOICE OF LIBERALISM:
THE OLD LEFTIST TRIES FOR A COMEBACK
By Paul Walfield
Now, the 86 year old Leftist partisan is planning a comeback. He will be writing a syndicated column, according to Editor and Publisher. Wally is distressed at Amer- ica’s superpower status and “our bellicose military policy; our arrogant foreign policy; our domestic security policy that threatens our freedom of speech, press, and person; and our financial policy that many, if not most, economists believe threatens a national deficit deep into this century.”
You see, Wally doesn’t like America being the most powerful country on earth or even a superpower. Wally agrees with France’s president Jacques Chirac, who said, “Any community with only one dominant power is always a dangerous one and pro- vokes reactions.” It is a bit troubling to have a long time ally see you as a threat, but when an American sees his own country as a threat to world peace because it is able militarily, economically, or otherwise to stop other countries from dominating it, that is a problem.
WorldNet Daily reported way back in 1999 Wally's asking for a world government to supercede American sovereignty over its own citizens. In 1999, Wally said: “it seems to many of us that, if we are to avoid the eventual catastrophic world conflict, we must strengthen the United Nations as a first step toward a world government pat- terned after our own government, with a legislature, executive and judiciary, and police to enforce its international laws and keep the peace. To do that, of course, we Americans will have to yield up some of our sovereignty. That would be a bitter pill. It would take a lot of courage, a lot of faith in the new order.”
Wally didn’t stop there. He continued: "Time will not wait. Democracy, civilization itself, is at stake. Within the next few years, we must change the basic structure of our global community from the present anarchic system of war and ever more de- structive weaponry to a new system governed by a democratic UN federation."
Now, Wally admits to being a Liberal and, while he said those things in 1999, the world hasn’t changed all that much, including Liberals. However, it would seem, in a world filled with the likes of terrorism and appeasers, being without a strong and powerful America is what would put “civilization itself … at stake.”
Not so for Liberals though, as can be gleaned from Wally’s crack about America’s “bellicose military policy.” For Wally and the Left, surrendering your sovereignty, giving up your own government and nation to be ruled by foreign powers, takes courage. That has to be why Wally and Chirac agree, why they both believe throwing up your hands and capitulating to domination “takes courage.” Apparently, fighting foreign powers that threaten your way of life is cowardly or “arrogant,” to Wally and his friends.
For America, the days of being led by the nose by the Left and the hate-America crowd is a thing of the past. Wally signing on to an “undisclosed” number of news- papers in the hopes of setting us all on a course towards a world government under the auspices of the United Nations is a bit ridiculous. Who among the American people, aside from the “elite” in Hollywood or the fringes of the Democratic Party, are going to buy into giving up being an American for a world authority that “elects” the likes of Libya to run the Human Rights Commission, or Iran to head the com- mission on disarmament?
Or maybe it was the way the United Nations was willing to allow millions to die and not interfere in the “internal” disputes in Kosovo, Rwanda, and Cambodia that has enthralled Mr. Cronkite to insist on a world government headed by the various members of the Security Council. Mr. Cronkite is particularly enamored with the idea of the World Court being empowered to made final decisions on what is the binding law of the Planet, interpreting that law, determining how global law is to be applied in particular cases brought before the World Court, who has violated that law, and the imposition of punishment on convicted violators of world law. This is the same World Court which, up to now, has refused to look into the atrocities committed by Fidel Castro, Libya’s Khaddafi, or even Saddam Hussein--who slaughtered thou- sands upon thousands of Kurds and Shiites--but, which may be indicting and trying American officers and soldiers for their actions in freeing the Iraqi people from the despotism and tyranny of Saddam Hussein.
Perhaps the most troubling aspect of Wally’s attempt at a comeback is the notion that he and his friends want to even try because they believe Americans will still follow their lead.
Liberals, Statists, Socialists, & Other Leftists
Paul Walfield is a freelance writer and member of the State Bar of California, with an undergraduate degree in Psychology and
post-graduate study in behavioral and analytical psychology. He resided for a number of years in the small town of Houlton, Maine,
and is now a California attorney. His articles appear in numerous periodicals and on numerous websites. He has been the featured guest
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