Tuesday, February 22, 2005

They wouldn't even read it!

Already there is an uproar over David Horowitz’ new website (in some cases before there was time to even read the articles). As we noted below it has entries about people and issues. David makes moral judgments (actually he mostly lets the facts speak for themselves) and this is a no-no on the left. Well, that’s not exactly true. After all, calling Bush Hitler and promiscuously labeling Republicans racist, homophobic, and fascist isn’t exactly the rhetoric of a Hallmark Greeting Card. It’s just judgments critical of the left that are considered (brace yourself) McCarthyism.

These days, any moral criticism of the left is declared an attack on the first amendment (who’s being jailed?). Attacking the administration is one thing but attacking the critics – how dare you! Now I agree that it is not “my country, right or wrong!” But they seem to think all dissent should be respected as honorable: “My criticism, right or wrong!” Suck it up, lefties. If you can dish it out, get ready …

In the end, it is the entries on the issues that make the website valuable (as I mention below with the issue of jihad). The entries on the people are more entertainment as in Ripley’s Believe It Or Not (as I suggest below). On the issues, there is a wealth of information. Forward a link to those still in school. They’ll need the intellectual ammunition.