Baghdad Blues: *Warning* May be offensive to muslims, terrorists, and liberals.

It's the "enemies domestic" that concern me.
Apart from being a clear and present danger in their own right, they're aiding and abetting the foreign enemies as well.

Posted by Uncle Jefe at July 22, 2014 2:24 PM

It should concern you, as it does a lot of us. The enemy within is something Machiavelli warned about, and this guy:
"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly.
But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself.
For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men.
He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist.
A murderer is less to fear. The traitor is the plague." - Marcus Cicero

I don't think either of these guys considered that the traitor might be the king or president of the country.

Posted by chasmatic at July 22, 2014 3:52 PM

Being a 5th generation San Franciscan, I've watched the disease grow since the 60's.
Living most of my life in the North Bay, I've seen the disease spread, through Marin County into Sonoma County, and all the counties surrounding the Bay.
I've personally known every special interest group imaginable, right down to the proverbial African American Midget Lesbian.
I don't think Machiavelli could've foreseen THAT as a threat to the state...

Posted by Uncle Jefe at July 22, 2014 6:08 PM