Monday, September 18, 2006

A self-proclaimed liberal who "gets it"

I think monkeys are flying out my butt.

Sam Harris, who describes himself as a liberal, has this piece in the LA Times today in which he correctly points out the dangers of radical Islam, and the denial of that danger expressed by his fellow liberals. His column supports my earlier assertion that the far left is so afflicted with BDS that the war on Bush and the GOP is more important than dealing with an enemy bent on their destruction.

A few choice quotes from the column: correspondence with liberals has convinced me that liberalism has grown dangerously out of touch with the realities of our world — specifically with what devout Muslims actually believe about the West, about paradise and about the ultimate ascendance of their faith.


This may seem like frank acquiescence to the charge that "liberals are soft on terrorism." It is, and they are.


At its most extreme, liberal denial has found expression in a growing subculture of conspiracy theorists who believe that the atrocities of 9/11 were orchestrated by our own government. A nationwide poll conducted by the Scripps Survey Research Center at Ohio University found that more than a third of Americans suspect that the federal government "assisted in the 9/11 terrorist attacks or took no action to stop them so the United States could go to war in the Middle East;" 16% believe that the twin towers collapsed not because fully-fueled passenger jets smashed into them but because agents of the Bush administration had secretly rigged them to explode.


Unfortunately, liberals hate the current administration with such fury that they regularly fail to acknowledge just how dangerous and depraved our enemies in the Muslim world are.


...there is no question that the Israelis now hold the moral high ground in their conflict with Hamas and Hezbollah. And yet liberals in the United States and Europe often speak as though the truth were otherwise.
Thank you, Mr. Harris. I only hope your column gets reprinted in every liberal publication and blog. Maybe a few of your friends will wake up.

Hat tip: LGF reader pat

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