Wednesday, November 29, 2006


Right-wing sleepover

Read this from a person who calls himself Dr. Sanity. Then weep.
These words are what neoconservatism stands for in the truest sense. It acknowledges the reality of human nature, both the good and the bad; but chooses the good; it seeks truth from history and uses it to better the world now--not by imposing useless utopian fantasies, but by supporting human freedom and individuality and opposing tyranny wherever it is found; it recognizes that all men and women are entitled to life, libery (sic) and the pursuit of happiness; and it understands that freedom is often messy and chaotic, while tyranny is orderly and deadening to the human soul.
Deadening to the human soul, huh?

This little excerpt illustrates, I believe, the emptiness, idiocy, and downright insanity of the supporters of the neoconservatives and their war. Deadening to the soul?

I'm certainly glad all of these people aren't having their souls deadened by tyranny anymore.

I shouldn't have to mention this, but I will anyway. Of course tyranny is awful. But the "chaotic freedom" that Dr. Sanity so cherishes (for others) is not an improvement--not in Iraq, anyway, and that's the best example we've got right now. Over and over again, humans have shown that they prefer repressive authoritarian governments to anarchy (that's how the goddamn Taliban came to power in Afghanistan). Yes, tyranny is bad. But chaos is worse. It doesn't take any kind of advanced degree to figure this shit out. What has happened in Iraq is a crime of the highest order. The obscene, paternalistic, deluded experiment in nation building is not some noble calling that "the West" undertook because of our love of freedom. It's a fucking crime. Period.

So is Dr. Sanity a liar, an idiot, or a madman?

I suggest choosing "All of the above."

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