31 August 2010

Falling Out Of Favor

Glenn Beck's Restoring Honor Rally - 8/28/2010
"The belief system seems to be spreading that intellectuals are no wiser as mentors, or worthier as examplars, than the witch doctors or priests of old. I share that skepticism" ~ Historian Paul Johnson

So do I. As promised, more coming on this subject in a future post. Stay tuned.

9 comments:

13thBama said...

I was there! Let no one tell you it was a weak turnout. Metro was a nightmare but everyone had a great attitude. The line just to get into the Metro station at the Smithsonian was back to the front of the Department of Agriculture building.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

Hey 13B - yes, amazing how the left always downplays the size of the crowds at conservative events. Truth be known, they're sweating profusely. They're coming unhinged.

I went to DC a couple of times in the '60's as a kid. At that time, Washington still had the charm and "feel" of a small Southern town. When I went back twice in the '90's and again after 9/11 - all that had changed - for the worse. I felt like I was in a police state in the capital of a 3rd world Nation. I have no desire to ever go back.

13thBama said...

I find it hard to believe that I was the only reader of yours that made the trip?

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

I don't know 13B. Not all readers comment.

msimons said...

What a great day !

Dick Stanley said...

I wasn't there, but went as a tourist in spring, '09, for the first time since, oh, the 70s. It has changed a lot. I didn't get the police state feel, though, no cameras on every corner like in London.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

Dick - did you visit any of the federal buildings - Congress, etc.?

Dick Stanley said...

No federal buildings, no. Security would be tight, I imagine, but much worse than the local county courthouse?

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

Oh yeah. Of course, I know many of the deputies in Augusta County, that makes some difference in the "feel" when I go to the local courthouse. But still a big difference.

Bottom line - I don't feel "welcome" there. I "feel" like a criminal.