Posted on | May 1, 2012 | 26 Comments
Bagram sucks, I can affirm, having languished there for a couple of months. If #OccupyResoluteDesk wants to #OccupyBagram, more power to him. How cheap is his one-year-on, please-can-we-not-talk-economy victory lap going to look in the face of blowback from the SEALs, though?
The bulk of the people paying attention this year kinda know that this is all stuff and nonsense. Obama’s record bounces like a check with his face on it.
But the scope of the rebuke isn’t limited only to Barack himself and the one dog bone he has to gnaw after 3.5 years in office. Goldberg’s new book, The Tyranny of Cliches, out today, is going to have the effect on the Left as a whole that the SEALs are having on Obama (emphasis original):
Meanwhile, liberals and other progressives hold it as a bedrock article of ideological faith that they are not ideological. In short: Pragmatism is the disguise progressive and other ideologues don when they want to demonize competing ideologies.
I actually don’t think Jonah is going far enough here: Progressives aren’t just demonizing competing ideologies, they’re demonizing rationality itself. Every play of theirs seems an attack on the foundational ideas of Western Civilization: equality before the law, private property, freedom of conscience and liberty. However, if this book does as well as Liberal Fascism (I expect it will do even better), the Left is going to find itself reduced to wrapping itself in the woobie and whine in the corner.
My intention is to post a little quote from every chapter, as I savor this outing.
Update: cue The Lid with the SEAL video. Note that there boats, swift or not, were not used in the famous raid: