For Pussy Riot, and for Western intellectuals, desecration counts as freedom of expression.
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One of the punks was ecstatic after their sentencing because they had “brought the revolution closer.” I think she meant the overthrow of the Russian regime. I wonder if they have any idea what might replace it. Similarly, one wonders if the revolutionists of 1917 knew what they were doing and what would come after them.
What passes for “art” in the Western world today is often nothing but a cover for nihilism. You can be sure the punks wouldn’t have dared to try any such “stunt” in a mosque. They wouldn’t have lived to tell the tale. Only Christianity is regarded as an appropriate target today.
I don’t know what the Muscovites’ opinion of Putin is today but I wouldn’t be surprised to hear that a majority supports him. Clearly the Russian leadership and the Russian Orthodox Church are moving closer together and they won’t be entertaining the “separation of Church and state” any time soon. Or, one hopes, an understanding of “freedom of expression” that turns out to more closely resemble profanity and desecration.
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?