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October 30, 2007

Moonbats Ended the Cold War

Remember how Ronald Reagan faced down the Evil Empire and defeated it through sheer brinkmanship, relying on the superior economic efficiency of the capitalist system to cause the Soviet slave state to collapse in on itself, thus winning the Cold War without firing a shot? Never happened. Moonbats won the Cold War!

Or at least, they did if the Boston Globe could be believed. From the hagiography of deceased nuclear freeze advocate Randy Forsberg, check out this tortured inversion of history:

[Forsberg] helped end the Cold War, the most costly and dangerous confrontation in world history. This singular achievement was not hers alone, of course, but she spurred the massive social movement in the United States and Europe that convinced the superpowers - the United States and the Soviet Union - that they had to stand down from their nuclear rivalry. […]
The nuclear freeze idea, and the citizens' campaign that galvanized the world to embrace it, gradually altered the opinions of the public and then the policy makers in the United States and elsewhere. In America, the quickly rising popularity of the freeze collided with the equal popularity of President Ronald Reagan, who accelerated the arms buildup in the early 1980s. But the freeze movement changed Reagan's own calculations, driving him toward arms control negotiations and softer rhetoric toward the USSR by 1984.

As you might recall, in conventional reality, it was Reagan's rejection of the demands of kooks like Forsberg that led the Soviet Union to bankrupt itself trying to keep up with us.

Coming soon in the Boston Globe:

Hitler Surrendered under Pressure from Peace Activists

Civil War Never Happened, Slaves Freed Themselves

Only a Few Million Killed by Communism, and They Mostly Deserved It

Martha Washington Was a Male Transvestite

Africans Were Worse Off under Colonialism Than Current Socialist Dictators

Hopi Indians Invented Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs

Mozart was African-American

Medeival Warming Period Caused by Ox-Drawn SUVs

The folks at the Globe can really utilize their creativity, now that they've completely liberated themselves from the chains of credibility.

Randy_Forsberg.jpg   Randy Forsberg and friends won the Cold War through moonbattery, but let Reagan take the credit.

On a tip from V the K.

Posted by Van Helsing at October 30, 2007 8:58 AM

Comments

Posted by: V the K at October 30, 2007 9:23 AM

Posted by: V the K at October 30, 2007 10:42 AM

The nuclear freeze movement? The nuclear freeze movement was part of the USSR's efforts to undermine the West and it had no effect on our foreign policy. This woman was nothing but a tool. It's amazing how these idiots think they can rewrite history even while it's still within living memory.

Posted by: Kevin at October 30, 2007 11:35 AM

"these idiots think they can rewrite history"

They can and they do, every day. Take a look at a current middle or high school history book and you'll see just how much has already been rewritten.

Posted by: Beef at October 30, 2007 11:59 AM

Wiccan lottery winner plans to open witch school

http://rawstory.com/news/2007/Wiccan_lottery_winner_plans_to_open_1030.html

I wonder if Starhawk will be part of the administration at the new school?

In November 2002, Benjamin co-founded -- along with Jodie Evans, Diane Wilson, and a radical Wiccan activist calling herself Starhawk -- the anti-war group Code Pink for Peace.

http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=626

Posted by: Anonymous at October 30, 2007 12:45 PM

It just kills these moonbat idiots that Ronald Reagan won 49 states in 1984. They have yet to get over it.

Posted by: Refuter of Liberal Vermin at October 30, 2007 2:00 PM

He who controls the present, controls the past. He who controls the past controls the future. Moonbat tactics and quest for domination easily revealed.

This would crack me up, if it weren't so condescending, heavy-handed, and completely nuts.

Posted by: El Presidente at October 30, 2007 4:22 PM

But don't you see, it's true!!

Remember when Randy Forsberg said "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!" Remember that? And remember that he tore it down. I believe his reponse was something like "yes Randy, I see now the error of our ways, we will tear down the wall", and Reagan was all like "yes Randy, you have shown us the light. I wish I had made that statement. History will show that I am an evil imperialist and your hippy enlightenment ended the cold war. Everyone respects a hippy."

Posted by: NudeGayWhalesForJesus at October 30, 2007 7:20 PM

---He who controls the present, controls the past. He who controls the past controls the future. Moonbat tactics and quest for domination easily revealed.---

Wait, isn't today's present the future for yesterday? So by your first sentence, the future controls the past. But by your second sentence, the past controls the future. I see it now, this is how moonbats obfuscate! Thank you, you really did reveal their tactics easily! (no offense intended to you, lol-ing here)

Posted by: Scott at October 30, 2007 8:40 PM

Great post. I wrote on the same subject at Infinite Monkeys. Have a gander.

Posted by: Dr. Zaius at October 30, 2007 9:50 PM

How utterly typical.

The author, John Tirman, is probably a 9/11 Truther as well.

Posted by: Freedom Now at October 31, 2007 2:08 AM

I remember when the Soviets fragmented; the Moonbats, after decades of appeasment and helping them disseminate their disinformation, ran over each other to claim credit for the collapse. They were laughed at then- maybe they think now that there's nobody who remembers?

Posted by: Toa at October 31, 2007 6:41 AM

Reminds me of the movie "Back to School" when Rodney Dangerfield told the professor where he would end up building his widget factory - in FANTASYLAND!

Posted by: Byron at October 31, 2007 6:45 AM

Eventually, "Truth" is what is taught in the schools and written about in the history books. Who's teaching what in the schools? Who's writing the history books that will get used as textbooks?

Posted by: Tom at October 31, 2007 12:19 PM