The moral corruption of Time magazine.
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The icing on the cake is Andersen’s glossing over serious concerns about Islamist parties rising in Egypt and Tunisia. He compares them — favorably — to “Republican hardliners” in the USA, saying they care more about building consensus than the GOP does. I guess he missed this, from Egyptian Salafi preacher Mohamed Zoghbi earlier this year (as reported in the Los Angeles Times):
“Our goal is to achieve an Islamic caliphate with Islamic sharia rules. If Egypt becomes a caliphate, then the Middle East and Arab countries will follow our path. All Muslim youth should strive and die to build this caliphate even over their own bodies.”
Yeah, just like the Republican Party. Egyptian Christians are fleeing the country in fear for their lives, and Andersen depicts Republicans as less tolerant than the Islamists who want to turn Egypt into the home base for global jihad.
This is illustrative of the moral corruption of the whole essay, which is a corruption on par with the American left’s deliberate misrepresentation of Soviet communism in the 20th century. It is the willful attempt to replace reality with a fiction that the reader will then believe, causing him to act contrary to his own interests and the interests of others. And it is all done in the name of the people. So remember, the next time a protester shuts down your favorite café, loots your store, or joins with his buddies to halt trade and cost workers millions of dollars in lost wages, he’s just raising his fist in solidarity with the freedom fighters risking their lives for the right to self-determination halfway around the globe. He is they, and they are him. Or something.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?