I started this blog to promote liberal ideals. Yesterday, I had an infuriating experience: I was inundated with comments from people who tried to argue that liberals -- not conservatives -- have been the main instigators of racism and war throughout America's history.
Apparently, it was liberals who started the Iraq war and conservatives who questioned it. Apparently, it was liberals who supported the Vietnam war all the way and conservatives who filled the Washington Mall with protest marchers. Apparently, it was liberals who sponsored covert wars in Nicaragua and El Salvador only to be stymied by conservatives who supported the Boland amendment. Apparently, Allen Dulles, Jim Angleton and Richard Helms were liberals, while Frank Church, Daniel Ellsberg and Phil Agee were conservatives. Apparently, Curtis LeMay, Charles Willoughby and Douglas MacArthur were liberals while Claiborne Pell, George McGovern and Ted Kennedy were conservatives. Apparently, John C. Calhoun was a liberal and Abraham Lincoln was a conservative. Apparently, George Wallace was a liberal and Martin Luther King was a conservative. Apparently, it was a liberal who said "Invade their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity," and it was a conservative who said "Fighting for peace is like screwing for virginity."
Of course, we all know that Hitler was a liberal
. Just ask Glenn Beck.
Is that really
how you people think? Has America become a nation of crackpots? Are you all addicted to sophistry and the automatic gainsaying of common sense? If so, this blog is pointless. Why should any writer continue to address a repellent audience? Why try to speak rationally to an ignorant, ill-read generation brainwashed to accept such absurd ideas about history?
I came here to speak truth to power. I now find myself trying to speak sense to surrealism.