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Heavy-Handed Politics

"€œGod willing, with the force of God behind it, we shall soon experience a world
without the United States and Zionism."€ -- Iran President Ahmadi-Nejad

Monday, April 30, 2007


On one of my posts from April 9th and in the comments section I said:
Liberals have a real problem with gradations. If they determine some thing or, some situation, is wrong, it cannot be any "more" wrong than some other predetermined injustice.

All inequities or injustices are the same to them regardless of context. With them, one grievous act is the same as another.

A case in point that is quite illustrative and supports my view comes from James Taranto's today's 'Best of the Web' in the Opinion Journal.

Mr. Taranto states that, "Saturday afternoon found us at UCLA for the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, where we had been summoned from New York to sit on a panel discussing 'the future of news' with L.A. Times editor Jim O'Shea and ABC-TV's Mark Halperin."

Taranto shines a spotlight on a "bit of foolishness coming from Ian Buruma, who won an award at the book festival. In yesterday's L.A. Times, Buruma opines:

Just as Jews, during some traditional Passover feasts, ask God to bring down his wrath on the Gentiles who "don't know him," and many Christians believe that hell awaits those who don't subscribe to their faith, Muslims are led to believe that killing the enemies of Islam can be justified.

I have to agree with Taranto: "Surely there is a difference between believing or hoping that God will punish unbelievers and taking it upon oneself to do it."

Except ....... to a liberal.


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