3/25/2003 07:29:00 AM
by The MinuteMan
How Many Different Ways Can This Question be Asked?
Because we are as subtle as we are insightful, we detect a recurring theme here
, and here
The recurring question seems to be - is the Left interested in persuading people to their own ideas, or demonstrating their own moral superiority? One early answer is here
, but I am still Googling and brain-wracking to find the post I read recently and am REALLY looking for.
UPDATE: And I am not going to find it, or at least, i won't find it until I stop looking. But the post I was
looking for was inspired by this Tom Wolfe essay
describing the American intellectual. Famous Excerpt:
From the very outset the eminence of this new creature, the intellectual, who was to play such a tremendous role in the history of the twentieth century, was inseparable from his necessary indignation. It was his indignation that elevated him to a plateau of moral superiority. Once up there, he was in a position to look down at the rest of humanity. And it hadn't cost him any effort, intellectual or otherwise.
Not a description of folks interested in persuading the great unwashed.
UPDATE: I love this quote from an anti-liberation protestor:
``It's very symbolic,'' said Adam Miles, 22, after he was hauled away from a sit-in outside a federal courthouse in Boston. ``It's not like it's going to effect a policy change, but it shows I'm committed.''
Link from Pandagon
, who is moving on up
, and congrats.