Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Liberalism run amok .... what's that, you say?

I am approaching my one-year anniversary since visiting San Francisco. Recently, I described my trip there in the following manner to a young lady who resides in the city by the bay.

-- I stayed at the Sir Francis Drake, and thought the bartenders were adequate.

-- I walked on the Golden Gate and cruised under it. I resisted temptation to jump off of it.

-- I stormed the Haight-Ashbury district and laughed a lot.

-- I inspected China Town, but stuck to bacon-cheeseburgers.

-- I prowled Alcatraz prison and island, and spotted three ghosts, as well as Clint Eastwood's shadow.

What else could I or should I have done in San Fran?

Officialdom in San Francisco appears to hate the Marine Corps. Makes a guy feel really welcome. Apparently, they who rule the city hate everyone associated with the military. Recruiters are virtually banned from San Francisco. The city school board does not want them in the schools; university officials do not want them appearing at the so-called institutions of higher learning, and protesters literally have attacked recruiters on campuses; city officials, elected and appointed, say, "go away, soldier boy."

Marines, soldiers, airmen and sailors put their lives on the line for every American citizen, yet are figuratively spit on for wearing a uniform in service of their country by the gentry of San Francisco. My viewpoint is that such crude, rude, hateful and contemptible behavior is the legacy of liberalism run amok, and that same radical left attitude seems to be taking over Minnesota. Just look at "what" probably is going to be the next senator to represent the once great state of Minnesota. Absolutely shameful ....

Music Note: Currently listening to Cheap Trick, a giant of rock ....
"Cheap Trick at Budokan" is the best ....
By the way, I studied for a few months at the Kodokan ....
Know the difference? Budokan & Kodokan? Probably not. Who does? Fascinating times, anyway ....

3 comments:

Schubi said...

Oh wow... is that really a fact? I never knew! Also, I laughed at the "I resisted temptation to jump off of it"! xD

Why do they treat military people like that? It's.. like you said, both cruel and hateful. Maybe you're right.. liberalism is running amok in many ways.. whew..

Piper .. said...

:) never read a more accurate description of Frisco. Loved 1,2 and 3.
By the way, is the anti-military attitude for real? Wonder what the reason could be..

Fram said...

My understanding is that the primary reason for the anti-military attitude promoted by government agencies (and much of the populace) in San Francisco stems specifically from opposition to the Iraq War. Add to that an anti-war sentiment in general, and a hostile environment toward the military and its individual members is created. Some people would argue San Francisco is the most radical, far-left city in the U.S., and I do not think I would dispute such an accusation.

Thank you, Schubi and Piper, for reading and for writing a comment.

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