Claire Dunaway Cyr’s guest column “President leaves many Americans feeling betrayed” (Thursday’s MDJ) was outstanding and gives hope that “we can turn this boat (Obama’s socialistic blitzkrieg) around. It is our duty to be involved and informed, to question and research and to speak out when necessary.”
In contrast, check out columnist Kevin Foley’s statements, “Soldiers shouldn’t get caught up in political posturing of politicians like Reagan…” (and I thought this was a free country) and “I wrote it with misinformed folks like you in mind. The first step in recovering from conservative Kool Aid addiction is to admit that you have a problem.” (First, get rid of the log from your eye, then you can see well enough to deal with the speck in your friend’s eye.)
The first column lists numerous problems but offers hope that they can be overcome. Foley’s solution seems to be to ignore the problems by demonizing those trying to solve them. It seems that he has had too much “socialist moonshine” by using “catfish journalism, that is, opening your big mouth and muddying the water.”
Ronald Reagan, as President of the Screen Actors Guild, saw the socialist/communist bent in Hollywood and worked vigorously to expose their threat. I was in the Air Force stationed in California during that period and followed the media’s attempt to demonize him, which they and ultra-progressives still do to any conservative today.
Cyr’s article is a recipe of hope for our future of freedom and morality. Foley’s is for socializing our freedom and secularizing our morality. If the blitzkrieg continues, we will become like Europe and other socialist-style nations — broke and controlled by fat-cat bureaucrats.