Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article


1 posted on 10/25/2005 2:24:40 AM PDT by RWR8189
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies ]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-2021-4041-44 next last
To: RWR8189

The man writes with a scalpel.


2 posted on 10/25/2005 2:29:14 AM PDT by Bahbah (Tony Schaffer is a hero)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: RWR8189
Boy, if this doesn't explain modern liberals, I don't know what does.

They deal in what they perceive to be moral absolutes - except that their absolutes are devoid of both morality and reality.

They support CAFE standards (which kill thousands) while bemoaning the loss of American lives in Iraq.

They are opposed to war unless their pet cause is involved (which typically has nothing to do with American national security).

And they preach about First Amendment rights while supporting McCain-Feingold.

They walk about in deliberate ignorance - the uncurable kind - while proclaiming us conservatives to be uninformed rubes. They'd be comical if their views weren't so friggin' dangerous.

3 posted on 10/25/2005 2:32:10 AM PDT by dirtboy (Drool overflowed my buffer...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: RWR8189
Many crusades of the political left have been misunderstood by people who do not understand that these crusades are about establishing the identity and the superiority of the crusaders.
Truer words have rarely been spoken.

Back during the 1930s, in the years leading up to World War II, one of the fashionable self-indulgences of the left in Britain was to argue that the British should disarm "as an example to others" in order to serve the interests of peace.
One needn't go back to the 1930s to find this. One can look to the "nuclear freeze" movement of the 1980s. Or the violent pacifists of today.

 

6 posted on 10/25/2005 2:45:34 AM PDT by counterpunch (- SCOTUS interruptus - withdraw Miers before she blows it -)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: RWR8189; All
...In other words, it was not really about which policy would produce what results. It was about personal identification with lofty goals and kindred souls.

Dr. Sowell cuts to the quick with very few words.

7 posted on 10/25/2005 2:48:45 AM PDT by backhoe (The 1990's? The Decade of Fraud(s)...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: RWR8189

I find this article by Sowell to be spot on, and if you step back, his analysis also applies the the current rift among conservatives.


8 posted on 10/25/2005 2:54:12 AM PDT by KMAJ2 (Freedom not defended is freedom relinquished, liberty not fought for is liberty lost.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: ariamne; jan in Colorado; Former Dodger; Fred Nerks; USF

The eminent Dr. Thomas Sowell, articulating what many of us see in the blank stares of liberal idealogues.

A.A.C.


9 posted on 10/25/2005 2:59:20 AM PDT by AmericanArchConservative (Armour on, Lances high, Swords out, Bows drawn, Shields front ... Eagles UP!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: RWR8189
"Half the harm that is done in this world is due to people who want to feel important. They don't mean to do harm -- but the harm does not interest them. Or they do not see it, or they justify it because they are absorbed in the endless struggle to think well of themselves."

Sowell even quotes people better than anyone else.

10 posted on 10/25/2005 3:01:10 AM PDT by Pharmboy (The stone age didn't end because they ran out of stones.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: RWR8189
"trying to convince a Moslem to eat pork . . ."

LOL. When was the last time you saw "Moslem" instead of "Muslim?" For some reason "Muslim" is the PC version. I have no idea why that is but I'll bet Sowell does, so he writes "Moslem."

11 posted on 10/25/2005 3:06:56 AM PDT by Neanderthal
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: RWR8189

BTTT


13 posted on 10/25/2005 3:13:49 AM PDT by aculeus
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: RWR8189

Great post!


15 posted on 10/25/2005 3:16:59 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: PatrickHenry; Ichneumon

Well, this explains a lot...


18 posted on 10/25/2005 3:22:00 AM PDT by Junior (From now on, I'll stick to science, and leave the hunting alien mutants to the experts!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: RWR8189; everyone
___ [insert favored crusade] ___ true believers don't think in terms of trade-offs and cost-benefit analysis.
There are things that are sacred to them. Trying to get them to compromise on those things would be like trying to convince a Moslem to eat pork, if it was only twice a week.

Compromise and tolerance are not the hallmarks of true believers.
What they believe in goes to the heart of what they are. As far as true believers are concerned, you are either one of Us or one of Them.

Many crusades of the political fringes have been misunderstood by people who do not understand that these crusades are about establishing the identity and the superiority of the crusaders.

They do not want to hear that our Constitution has set limits for political change. IE -- Our rights to life, liberty, or property shall not be infringed upon by true believers on 'crusades'..
19 posted on 10/25/2005 3:23:36 AM PDT by airborne502
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: RWR8189

BTTT


23 posted on 10/25/2005 3:35:26 AM PDT by Kay Ludlow (Free market, but cautious about what I support with my dollars)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: RWR8189
Dr. Sowell is one of the best thinkers/writers in America and it's a shame, a tragedy and extraordinarily dangerous that liberals don't recognize his basic common sense. They will never realize that it's better to have Ronald Regan's peace through strength and be accused of having "lost all your idealism" than to be 6' under with one's "personal identification with lofty goals and kindred souls" intact. As a political philosophy, liberalism wins the Darwin award.
29 posted on 10/25/2005 3:47:55 AM PDT by GBA
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: RWR8189
Tom Sowell is right, precise, and insightful -- par from him. He is wise as well as educated.

What he has described is a cult "belief" system (on the left) currently hiding under a political identity.

Recurrent over past 10 years? Whether or not churches should have their tax exempt status removed. Other argument: Whether religions CAN or CAN NOT speak politics.

What if a political identity group forms under such a "religious" filing? (and they have, and currently continue to do so.)

I know he sees where all this is heading. IMHO, of course.

30 posted on 10/25/2005 3:48:04 AM PDT by Alia
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: RWR8189

Wow

BTTT


32 posted on 10/25/2005 4:03:46 AM PDT by RedEyeJack
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: RWR8189; Bahbah; dirtboy; counterpunch; backhoe; Pharmboy; airborne502; 7thson
Here is more "Environmentalism as Religion" in a speech by Michael Crichton.

http://www.crichton-official.com/speeches/speeches_quote05.html
33 posted on 10/25/2005 4:08:49 AM PDT by Jacquerie (Democrats soil institutions)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: RWR8189
Now I understand. There will never be peace on men's terms.

Only Jesus christ will bring peace, and it will necessarily be preceeded by the destruction predicted in Revelation.

We are in for a very rough ride.

Be prepared: Acts 2:38, Mark 16:16

36 posted on 10/25/2005 4:31:58 AM PDT by millefleur (No KING but Jesus !)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: RWR8189

"...they justify it because they are absorbed in the endless struggle to think well of themselves."

....By dint of having first placed THEMSELVES at the center of the universe


You WILL serve Heaven or Hell, but you WILL NOT sit it out.


37 posted on 10/25/2005 4:53:57 AM PDT by TalBlack
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: RWR8189

The causes of the Left are their religion. That's why they display the same fanaticism as the Islamists in defending their goal of ruling the earth and having everyone else do what they say. That's why both these fanatic religions attack Christianity.


46 posted on 10/25/2005 5:34:31 AM PDT by kittymyrib
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-2021-4041-44 next last

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article


FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson