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Skeptic BS: Bushwacked - Seven (102* d) RE: BS: Bushwacked - Seven 24 Feb 01

Little Hawk and Mav,

How could you even think about sleep at a time like this?

How fallen are the mighty. The sad part is that the self-proclaimed leader and the cause he supposedly championed will be linked and the later will suffer because of the former.

On a more troubling note (Please tell me this guy is on the far, far fringes with minimal creddibility) I came across and editorial in the National Review Online from John Derbyshire.

After citing three incidents that he feels were heinous in the extreme(defending her father, monopolizing dinner conversation at Camp David and showing up late fro Church) he continues with this:

Chelsea is a Clinton. She bears the taint; and though not prosecutable in law, in custom and nature the taint cannot be ignored. All the great despotisms of the past —— I'm not arguing for despotism as a principle, but they sure knew how to deal with potential trouble —— recognized that the families of objectionable citizens were a continuing threat. In Stalin's penal code it was a crime to be the wife or child of an "enemy of the people". The Nazis used the same principle, which they called Sippenhaft, "clan liability". In Imperial China, enemies of the state were punished "to the ninth degree": that is, everyone in the offender's own generation would be killed, and everyone related via four generations up, to the great-great-grandparents, and four generations down, to the great-great-grandchildren, would also be killed. (This sounds complicated, but in practice what usually happened was that a battalion of soldiers was sent to the offender's home town, where they killed everyone they could find, on the principle neca eos omnes, deus suos agnoscet —— "let God sort 'em out".)""

We don't, of course, institutionalize such principles in our society, and a good thing too. Our humanity and forbearance, however, has a cost. The cost is, that the vile genetic inheritance of Bill and Hillary Clinton may live on to plague us in the future. It isn't over, folks. Dr. Nancy Snyderman, a "friend of the family" (how much money did she give them?) is quoted as saying that Chelsea shows every sign of following her parents into politics. "She's been bred for it," avers Dr. Snyderman. Be afraid: be very afraid. - John Derbyshire, The National Review.

Almost sound like he regrets that we don't "institutionalize such principals".

I'd always though the National Review had a little higher jounalistic standard. Not being a regular reader, is this sort of thing typical of their editorial policy?

I am not trying to point a finger at conservatives but a a man who, at least based on this article, strikes me as being evil (for want of a better word).



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