Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Quote of the Day

James Lileks wrote:

The hard left in America needs to realize a bald, cruel fact: Anyone who sees no moral distinction between Israel and the mullahs of Iran, or sees the U.S. attempt to set up a constitutional republic in Iraq as equivalent to the Syrian occupation of Lebanon, suffers from incurable moral cretinism. The more the fervent anti-war base embraces these ideas, the more they ensure that no one will trust the left with national security. Ever.

It appears to me that the Left in general is, to use a favorite phrase of Ayn Rand's, faking reality. Or to put it another way, the Left in general routinely engages in the act of evasion.

They evade knowledge of reality. They refuse to know the truth about such toxic doctrines as socialism and islam. They willfully blank out knowledge of what happens to those who, through inability to resist or through the act of surrender, are subject to the whims of predatory savages. They condemn as an act of aggression the act of self defense.

And they treat their contempt for the lives and property of their fellow citizens as their primary qualification for those public offices that were established for the purpose of protecting the lives and property of the citizens.

And then they are totally mystified as to why we refuse to vote for them.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled reality.

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