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Submitted by Derek K on Thu, 10/27/2011 – 11:19pm | IF YOU LIKE THIS ARTICLE, PRESS LIKE, COMMENT AND SHARE!

I unfortunately listened to the interview Diane Rehm did with Pat Buchanan recently. It was a sad interview that illuminated a man who has spent his entire adult life in a world of BS and sophistry. As long as anything sounds good, well, that’s all that matters to him. It’s just sad.

Diane Rehm was interviewing Mr. Buchanan, because he has a new book out titled Suicide of a Superpower: Will America Survive to 2025?

So one of the reasons why Pat Buchanan thinks America is on the decline is, because of those nasty Liberals who teach honest and true history like there was slavery in America. Those terrible Liberals also teach things like the inhuman treatment of Native Americans, the struggle for civil rights and worker rebellions. In Pat Buchanan’s mind all of this makes people feel ashamed to be Americans. They don’t take pride in their country. He seems to leave out that public schools also teach about the inventiveness of Americans from Benjamin Franklin, to Thomas Edison, to the Wright Brothers, to Garrett Morgan, to a host of others. I’m pretty sure they also teach the brilliance of the design of the U.S. Government, the writing of the National Anthem, heroics in many of the wars and on and on. I can remember learning this stuff when I was going through public schools. I’m pretty sure others can too.

But, are we a strong nation or are we a weak nation? Do we need to sugarcoat everything and ultimately lie about our past just to make ourselves feel good?

If we are a strong nation then we can admit that we haven’t been completely perfect in the past. Maybe one of the reasons to keep in mind, and to teach the truth about our past; both good and bad; is so that we don’t make the same mistakes twice. That logic seems to be lost on Pat Buchanan and others. And because of that we seem poised to repeat mistakes we’ve already made.

In the end though, Pat Buchanan, is a hypocrite. He’s complaining that American’s have no pride in their county, and yet, he writes a book titled Suicide of a Superpower: Will America Survive to 2025? With a title like that does it sound like Pat Buchanan is proud about his country?


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  1. As a preacher, his natural flock are low in courage and short on independence–that is, weak in some important ways. It is to them that he speaks.

    Notice he has no use for the courageous, those fighting out from under the landslide triggered onto them by increasingly radical right governments HE was instrumental in electing. He can wring his hands over a “weak nation,” but the fact is that he was complicit in turning it and his followers over to the dominion of those who feed on the weak.

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