One of the more ironic facets of contemporary politics in Europe and America is the left's rejection of liberation.Conservative Lead Liberation of Iraq Unacceptable for Liberals - On Point Commentary by Austin Bay @ StrategyPage.com
It's not entirely unexpected. The arch-left's concept of liberation always included government-enforced shackles on social and economic liberty. Still, the language of liberation and revolt against despots was a constant monolog from mouths like Gore Vidal and magazines like The Nation.
"Monolog" is the appropriate word. The arch-Left's "lib talk" exhibited a high degree of self-absorption, to include moral grandstanding and absolutist demands that smacked of the same narrow certitude hobbling all religious fundamentalists.
Tuesday, September 23, 2003
Why the Left suddenly disdains liberation