He never thought this would happen to him…
It is a sad state of affairs when one of our finest writers, a man who for years created so many of our favorite epistles from the sexual revolution, each one beginning with the immortal salutation*:
I am a student at a small college in the mid-west and I never thought this would happen to me…
should be driven to this:
All through the critical years many left-wingers were chipping away at American morale, trying to spread an outlook that was sometimes squashily pacifist, sometimes violently pro-Muslim, but always anti-Bush.
It is questionable how much effect this had, but it certainly had some.
If the American people suffered for several years a real weakening of morale, so that the Fascist nations judged that they were ‘decadent’ and that it was safe to plunge into war, the intellectual sabotage from the Left was partly responsible. Both the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times cried out against the Iraq War, but even they had done something to make it possible. Five years of systematic Bush-baiting affected even the Bushs themselves and made it harder than it had been before to get intelligent young men to enter the armed forces. Given the spiritual stagnation of the country, the military middle class must have decayed in any case, but the spread of a shallow Leftism hastened the process.
I suppose a man who provided a generation of men with high quality masturbatory fodder should be entitled to at least one public jerk-off before he closes his robe and stumbles off into the Viagra sunset.
*You can find an appreciation of the Penthouse art form here especially tailored for our shortened attention span age.