Jules Crittenden lambastes the Boston Globe’s increasingly Bush-deranged columnist James Carroll (he of the Labor Day column that observed “Marxism has never really been tried”) for his Columbus Day column (“A troubling turn in American history”). Carroll, who sees in American History nothing but a succession of injustices, writes:
An unexpected thaw (warming Gorbachev and Reagan) ended the Cold War bloodlessly, and America had a chance to redefine national redemption, removing violence from its center.
Remove violence from our national center, huh? We could have learned a few things about violence at the center from the country that Gorby represented at that table, Jim! Sixty million is a large number of corpses for 1 regime to create in a single century, but they managed.
Beyond the warmth that Gorby and Reagan shared (for example when the 1986 Iceland summit collapsed) I recall a few incidents of regime change during those days. James, have you tried to find East Germany lately, or Czechosolvakia (!) or the bloodied Yugoslavia? James? Are we on the same planet James?
Anyway Carroll, if you believe the European occupation of North America was such a bad thing, I respect your views, but you really need to act on your convictions: Find a hole in the Auld Sod to crawl into and divorce yourself from oppressive institutions of the European occupation of North America such as the Boston Globe. It’s the only moral choice.
You are showing Christian charity to Carroll, Jules. Sad that a newspaper in the self-proclaimed Athens of America features a columnist this badly Bush-deranged on a regular basis.