Talk about your Manchurian candidate

Wouldn’t it be strange if left-wing sleeper agents infiltrated the Republican party like the Russians posing as Americans in that Charles Bronson film and under the guise of a “new” form of conservatism, introduced a bizarre almost Trotskyist foreign policy and will to power that succeeded in duping America’s foremost right-wing party into self-destructing?
It would be just like the left to put our nation at risk by trying to heighten the contradictions to such a drastic degree.
Good thing we’re not living in some strange kind of Philip K. Dick type universe in which, say, one of the characters in the novel is played by a movie actor who marries into the anti-Nixon political dynasty and goes on to be the governor of the state in a time of heightened security alerts and competing versions of reality.






2 responses to “Talk about your Manchurian candidate”

  1. cecil vortex Avatar

    whew! it was like I was having this 5 dimensional nightmare for a while there. thank god I woke up and it was all just a bad dream.

  2. David Kolodney Avatar
    David Kolodney

    It is painful to see how short and direct the line leading from the Trotskyists (the Bad Faction, but I won’t bore you with it) to the Neocons actually is. The Kristol clan and Commentary magazine mark some of the milestones.
    Sleeper agents? Trotsky was very brainy and did look far ahead. There is the great old story of the Trotskyist who says, “Trotsky had such tremendous foresight that many of his predications STILL have not come true.”