Sunday, February 26, 2006

Sane Leftoid whom I respect

There are not many lefties that I get along with. Their ignorance of reason and logic defies me. Their blatant self-hatred infuriates me. However, one lefty I have lots of regard for, Christopher Hitchens (because of his ability to reason, use logic and see an enemy rather than what we have done to provoke our enemies), said this to say about the western world's reaction to Islamic violence over our rights to freedom of speech and expression [Hat Tip: Gates of Vienna]:
The incredible thing about the ongoing Kristallnacht against Denmark (and in some places, against the embassies and citizens of any Scandinavian or even European Union nation) is that it has resulted in, not opprobrium for the religion that perpetrates and excuses it, but increased respectability! A small democratic country with an open society, a system of confessional pluralism, and a free press has been subjected to a fantastic, incredible, organized campaign of lies and hatred and violence, extending to one of the gravest imaginable breaches of international law and civility: the violation of diplomatic immunity. And nobody in authority can be found to state the obvious and the necessary—that we stand with the Danes against this defamation and blackmail and sabotage. Instead, all compassion and concern is apparently to be expended upon those who lit the powder trail, and who yell and scream for joy as the embassies of democracies are put to the torch in the capital cities of miserable, fly-blown dictatorships. Let's be sure we haven't hurt the vandals' feelings.


Indeed. I only hope that Hitchens illuminates the Left in a spectacular way. They are Muggeridge's Brontosauruses.

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Sunday, February 26, 2006

Sane Leftoid whom I respect

There are not many lefties that I get along with. Their ignorance of reason and logic defies me. Their blatant self-hatred infuriates me. However, one lefty I have lots of regard for, Christopher Hitchens (because of his ability to reason, use logic and see an enemy rather than what we have done to provoke our enemies), said this to say about the western world's reaction to Islamic violence over our rights to freedom of speech and expression [Hat Tip: Gates of Vienna]:
The incredible thing about the ongoing Kristallnacht against Denmark (and in some places, against the embassies and citizens of any Scandinavian or even European Union nation) is that it has resulted in, not opprobrium for the religion that perpetrates and excuses it, but increased respectability! A small democratic country with an open society, a system of confessional pluralism, and a free press has been subjected to a fantastic, incredible, organized campaign of lies and hatred and violence, extending to one of the gravest imaginable breaches of international law and civility: the violation of diplomatic immunity. And nobody in authority can be found to state the obvious and the necessary—that we stand with the Danes against this defamation and blackmail and sabotage. Instead, all compassion and concern is apparently to be expended upon those who lit the powder trail, and who yell and scream for joy as the embassies of democracies are put to the torch in the capital cities of miserable, fly-blown dictatorships. Let's be sure we haven't hurt the vandals' feelings.


Indeed. I only hope that Hitchens illuminates the Left in a spectacular way. They are Muggeridge's Brontosauruses.

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