Saturday, October 14, 2006

A Question

Peggy Noonan asks:

Conservatives these days are asking themselves very many questions, but I wonder if the left could tolerate asking itself even a few. Such as: Why are we producing so many adherents who defy the old liberal virtues of free and open inquiry, free and open speech? Why are we producing so many bullies? And dim dullard ones, at that.

A short answer is, because when you peel away the layers of excuses that pass as an ideology on the Left what remains is the old stone age notion of beating up other people and taking their stuff.

And when is the core value of a political faction is savagery then it should be no surprise that they will ultimately behave like savages.

What are your questions on this block of instruction?

(Hat Tip to Tom Elia at The New Editor.)


Mark said...

Genhis Khan was the ultimate in Tax & Spend Liberism.

Leslie Bates said...


I usually don't think of the Great Khan as a liberal.

Mark said...

Certainly not a classic liberal.
More of a modern, "We take what want at the point of gun and spend it how we want," liberal.