Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Seditious Democrats

Okay, he doesn't call them seditious exactly, but Michael Barone nails the mess that is the Democratic Party in this country in his latest column. An excerpt:

Our covert enemies are harder to identify, for they live in large numbers within our midst. And in terms of intentions, they are not enemies in the sense that they consciously wish to destroy our society. On the contrary, they enjoy our freedoms and often call for their expansion. But they have also been working, over many years, to undermine faith in our society and confidence in its goodness. These covert enemies are those among our elites who have promoted the ideas labeled as multiculturalism, moral relativism and (the term is Professor Samuel Huntington's) transnationalism.

At the center of their thinking is a notion of moral relativism. No idea is morally superior to another. Hitler had his way, we have ours -- who's to say who is right? No ideas should be "privileged," especially those that have been the guiding forces in the development and improvement of Western civilization. Rich white men have imposed their ideas because of their wealth and through the use of force. Rich white nations imposed their rule on benighted people of color around the world. For this sin of imperialism they must forever be regarded as morally stained and presumptively wrong. Our covert enemies go quickly from the notion that all societies are morally equal to the notion that all societies are morally equal except ours, which is worse.

As he says earlier in the column, our overt enemies can be easily identified. They wish for the death of anyone who doesn't conform to their twisted religion. I think the enemy within, which resides in the Democratic Party today, is just as dangerous. They seek to undermine our efforts to defend ourselves, mainly with the goal of bringing down a president they hate with a psychotic fervor. One more excerpt from the article:

Nevertheless, the default assumption of our covert enemies is that in any conflict between the West and the Rest, the West is wrong. That assumption can be rebutted by overwhelming fact: Few argued for the Taliban after Sept. 11. But in our continuing struggles, our covert enemies portray our work in Iraq through the lens of Abu Ghraib and consider Israel's self-defense against Hezbollah as the oppression of virtuous victims by evil men. In World War II, our elites understood that we were the forces of good and that victory was essential. Today, many of our elites subject our military and intelligence actions to fine-tooth-comb analysis and find that they are morally repugnant.

Well said. Later in the article Barone says that "in some corner of their hearts, they want us to lose." I would disagree. I think that many in the Democratic Party, especially the nuts like the DailyKos and DU types, want us to lose with all their tiny little hearts. All you have to do is read their comments to see that.