Ed Driscoll

WE STILL HAVE NIXON TO

WE STILL HAVE NIXON TO KICK AROUND: Michael Potemra, on The Corner on National Review Online links to today’s Washington Post, which has an article with transcriptions of some of Nixon’s White House rants against drugs and homosexuality. Potemra writes:

Here’s my personal favorite: “Let’s look at the strong societies. The Russians. Goddamn it, they root [gays] out, they don’t let ’em hang around at all. You know what I mean? I don’t know what they do with them. Dope? Do you think the Russians allow dope? Hell no. Not if they can catch it, they send them up. You see, homosexuality, dope, uh, immorality in general: These are the enemies of strong societies. That’s why the Communists and the left-wingers are pushing it. They’re trying to destroy us.” You know what I love most about this? The idea that the Soviet Union, less than two decades before its complete destruction, is a “strong” society because it tyrannizes over its own citizens. Well, we didn’t take Nixon’s advice and become more like the Communists. And guess which country is still standing.