I truly do not understand the far left in this country, mainly because its many contradictions so conflict with each other that they simply cannot be explained away. Chris Hedges is your prototypical angry leftie, which is why he is featured so prominently in the leftie-loving Philadelphia Inquirer. In tonday's edition of the paper, he pens a flowery dissertation on why Dennis Kucinich is the man who can solve all of America's many problems, be they real or perceived: http://www.philly.com/inquirer/opinion/20080106_One_true_voice_on_the_trail.html. You read that right.
What I want to know is, how can the Left be so convinced that the government is completely incompetent when it comes to affairs of national security and dealing with overseas threats (for example, in "getting Iraq wrong"), yet it is completely willing to place the health and welfare of every American in the hands of that same government by establishing a national single-payer health care system? How can it completely distrust our current government (and I don't just mean the Bush 43 Administration, I mean the entire concept of the White House, Congress, Judiciary, etc.), but it has 100% faith in the U.N.?
Those are just two questions that jump immediately to mind. Am I just missing something here?