Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Dumbass Quote of the Day

From David Barton, in a radio interview:

“Out of 182 nations at the UN this year, America is the only nation in the world that does not average a revolution every 30 to 40 years. We’re the only nation where we never have to think about having a new government in our lifetime, a revolution.”

You really have to wonder what color the sky is in his world.


  1. #1 Calton Bolick
    December 28, 2009

    Wheatdogg @37: generally, if you draw the boundaries narrowly enough, you can always make a claim of correctness, somehow. The main point being that Japan’s history is nowhere NEAR peaceful enough to EVER use “never”, no matter how you torture the definition. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Rebellions_in_Japan is a start to explaining why.

    Vicki @43: If we count political assassinations, the United States last had a revolution within my lifetime: November 22, 1963, to be precise.

    Sigh. History: you’re doing it wrong.

    Hint: glib association of a single assassination by a lone gunman with a history of rising militarism, political suppression, organized political — and successful — assassination of government leaders leading to large-scale war, the deaths of millions, and the ruin of countries, all so you make an apposite remark? Not history. Just scratching the surface here, but have a read:

    1930: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osachi_Hamaguchi#Prime_minister
    1931: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/March_Incident
    1932: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/League_of_Blood_Incident
    1932: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/May_15_Incident
    1934: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Military_Academy_Incident
    1936: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/February_26_Incident

    Not even comparable.

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