Tuesday, May 22, 2012


Obama's connection to Jeremiah "God Damn America" Wright, his religious mentor for more than 20 years, is completely off-limits; old news; and likely motivated by pure, unadulterated racism.

But the the Washington Post's story about an incident in Arkansas in 1857 linking it to "Mitt Romney's religion" is obviously critical and relevant to understanding the candidate's roots...or something bizarre like that. Their title tells you all they want to accomplish with this particular hit piece: "Mitt Romney’s Mormon faith tangles with a quirk of Arkansas history."

I understand that organizations like the Washington Post are unrepentant whores for the Obama and DEmocratic brand, but each time I see something like this I feel outraged at the double standard and the pure, unadulterated hypocrisy.

In Rand's The Fountainhead, Gail Wynand, who stood for nothing during his long journalistic career, except to give voice to the worst aspects of human nature, has a devastating epiphany when he finally takes a stands up for the Good. Wynand had always deceived himself into believing that he controlled the narrative and shaped public opinion; that he was the ultimate power who controlled things and events. But he was just a pawn all along; a pawn of forces that represented the worst aspects of human nature. He was not the master; he was the slave.

The leash he wielded to control others turned out to be his own noose.

I want to be around when the proud, progressive editors of rags like the NY Times and the Washington Post finally realize what complete tools they are.

Oh, wait. I forgot. Being a postmodern progressive tool means never having to say you're sorry.


Gloria said...

I happen to be a nonbeliever, but I nonetheless find the virulent hatred of Mormons, Catholics, and Evangelicals by the Left extremely disturbing. People on the Left tell us to tolerate diversity, but they are totally intolerant of people who are affiliated with any established religion.

The Leftists' hatred of religion suggests to me that Leftist ideology is just that--an ideology, a substitute for religion. And this substitute for religion unfortunately has none of the positive attributes that any established religion has, such as a system of ethics to guide people's behaviours towards the Good and a framework to help people think about their own flaws and what they can do about them. Unlike religious people who are trained to recognize their own shortcomings, ideologues think they are perfect.

dicentra63 said...

Being a postmodern progressive tool means never having to say you're sorry.

Unless you accidentally speak the truth, in which case you're required to produce a "hostage video."

Just ask Corey Booker.

Supertradmum said...

The last acceptable prejudice is that against religion.....

Alex Bensky said...

I want to be around when that happens too, Doc. But I'm not going to live that long and no one reading this will live that long, either.

49erDweet said...

Ironic, isn't it? Tools are madly rushing about, throwing themselves over an ethical and professional cliff in the macabre belief a narcissistic lying con-man is the best possibly leader for this country even though they must sink to his level and sacrifice everything to prop him up.

ChuckB said...

"I happen to be a nonbeliever"

Me too, and I never get the hatred of religion thing. I'm perfectly comfortable in my own skin, and just don't feel the need to get worked up over what other people believe. It does me no harm and provides comfort and purpose to those that do believe. How can that be a bad thing?

Funny thing is that my wife's study partner in Med School was a Mormon and we have become close friends with him and his family. They refer to us as their adopted 'parents' and we feel that way about them and their kids.

Our 'family values' are very closely aligned with theirs and if they are representative of Mormons in general, then we could use more Mormons.

Beth said...

Being a postmodern progressive tool means never having to say you're sorry.

Because they mean well. LOL
Somebody is a Prager fan. Have you read his new book, Still the Best Hope? It started off really good, but I'm a bit over 100 pages in & it's not been the strong case I'd hoped for.
Jonah Goldberg's Tyranny of Cliche was good. However the two best books so far I've read about the Left are Explaining Postmodernism (thank you for that recommendation) & A World Turned Upside Down by Melanie Phillips.
BTW, so great to have you blogging again, you were missed.

Supertradmum said...

Did you see this? I posted it as I cant believe it and hope some people will tell me the source is off....

Andrew said...

As a correction, the incident (aka Mountain Meadows Massacre) occurred in southwestern Utah, not Arkansas. The wagon company that were massacred were from Arkansas.

I am a Mormon and I helped work on one of the two monuments the LDS Church built at the site.

Mountain Meadows

As far as the anti-Mormon invective- after 182 years of it, were mostly used to it. I much prefer anti-Mormon language to being tarred, feather, beaten, burned out, and driven from the state as they did to my ancestors in Missouri and Illinois.