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Tuesday, March 25, 2003

How Many Different Ways Can This Question be Asked?

Because we are as subtle as we are insightful, we detect a recurring theme here, here, 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.

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