"In the slums of Brazil, in the impoverished villages of Guatemala and finally here in Mexico, President Bush promised this week to deliver 'social justice' to poor and struggling Latin Americans left behind by the global economy. Mr. Bush's striking use of the revolutionary language of the left reflected an urgent attempt to stave off the growing regional influence of populist leaders like President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela, who have used the discontent of the poor to push an anti-American agenda." (New York Times, Wednesday)
"Social justice"?!? Frank Chodorov (see below) would have been flabbergasted by a supposed conservative speaking such drivel. Conservativism has come a long way from its noble beginnings. Today's conservative is just as likely to be a socialist sympathizers as an adherent to the ideals of the Old Right.
Bush, though, is obviously suffering from a Che Guevara complex. Bush the Younger is simply Bush the Social Democrat.
Reagan said, "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!" Bush said it was time to deliver "social justice." Where have we gone wrong?