Thursday, October 30, 2008
A cold or the flu: which would you rather have for the next 4 (or 8) years?
Immediately following this essay, I republish my long essay analyzing why Obama is the greater evil.
The politically correct multi-culturalism (PC MC) of Bush has been a head cold these past eight years for the Body Politic. McCain does not show signs of appreciably clearing up that head cold—
but at the same time, he shows no signs of making it worse.
If PC MC is analogous to a cold, the radical Leftism that imbues Obama is like a full-blown flu. With a Democratically controlled Congress, that flu becomes vulnerable to pneumonia, if not worse.
If PC MC is counter-productive to our most exigent concern in the 21st century—protecting the West from the danger of a global Islamic revival—radical Leftism is far worse.
The radical Leftism of Obama represents a marked intensification of two closely related sociopolitical pathogens carried by PC MC:
1) Anti-Americanism stemming from a more amorphous anti-Westernism
2) Exaltation of non-white, non-Western cultures (and most piquantly, that poster child of the Third World, Islam).
These pathogens of PC MC have rendered us recklessly myopic to the dangers of Islam. Obama’s radical Leftism will make us perilously blind.
As Horowitz with pungent perspicacity wrote today on frontpage.com:
. . . every anti-Israel, anti-American, pro-Iranian Communist in America is supporting Barack Obama; every pro-Palestinian leftist, every former Weatherman terrorist—many of whom are active in his campaign (some even on his official website); every Sixties leftist and all their disciples whose hope all their lives has been that America would lose its wars, because in their perverse view America is the Great Satan, the imperial master of global capitalism; every black racist follower of Louis Farrakhan, who said recently that when Obama speaks you are “hearing the voice of the messiah”; every “anti-war” activist who wanted us to leave Saddam in power and then lose the war in Iraq; everyone who believes that America is the bad guy and that our enemies are justly aggrieved; every member of ACORN, the chief product of the anti-American Sixties left, which thinks nothing of conducting massive electoral fraud because it has massive contempt for the American way. Every one of these radical forces without exception and without defection is pulling for Barack Obama, along with al-Jazeera and Vladimir Putin and the religious fanatics of Hamas and the PLO. Have you asked yourself what it is that you think you know, that they don’t?