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The More Things Change, The More They Remain The Same: Ben Stein From 1976 In The American Spectator

2010 April 18

by John Nampion

tags: Agendas of the Left, Ben Stein, The American Spectator

Ben Stein is one of the funniest and sanest people alive. My Mom says that all the time – and she has never been wrong, not even once, in her entire life.

In this reprint of a letter he sent to the creators of the Norman Lear show “All’s Fair” back in 1976, it is worth noting that The Left and its minions were just as disdainful towards “regular” Americans then as they are now – and just as ready to shove their agenda down our collective throat – regardless of the consequences.

The playbook hasn’t changed – although the arrogance is definitely more public now.

Here are some snippets from the redux, featured in the April 15th American Spectator:

“What I don’t like is the way rich liberals, who have made their money through the operations of the capitalist system and who would be miserable bureaucratic cogs in a socialist system, are nevertheless socialists.”

“I don’t like the way liberals of any income group assume that they have a monopoly on morality and that the only conscionable position on issues is their position.”

“I resent the influence that liberals have gotten over our educational system. Even in those schools which are other than jungles of fear, students don’t learn anything. Liberal parents and teachers who have seized control of the schools teach ‘Sensitivity’ and ‘Interpersonal Relations’ to children who barely know how to read and write because the basics have been so badly neglected.”

Read the entire article – I promise you it is worth it!

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