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Saturday, November 06, 2004

Winning Back Values Voters?


Syndicated columnist Ellen Goodman has an article in today’s Washington Post.  It’s titled Winning Back Values Voters.

The following is my email to her.


Ms. Goodman (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)):

Liberalism has a fatal flaw regarding your assertion, “So this is the time for the losers to go back to basics, to restate their views into a basic simple, straightforward language of values and morals. It’s the time to parse what we believe in. Especially right and wrong.”

Check the sacred texts of your secular religion, beginning with Henri de Saint-Simon and Auguste Comte.  There is no God, no spiritual dimension to liberal-socialism.  Your own prophets specifically dismiss the idea of right and wrong as arrant nonsense (check John Dewey, Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, and other liberal luminaries).

Liberal-socialism decapitated Western civilization and left it with nothing but the abstract ideas of intellectuals as the only source of legitimacy in political and social affairs.  Your secular religion is responsible for the savageries of the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror, Stalin’s liquidation of an estimated 20 million Russians, and National Socialist Germany’s Holocaust.

Red-state red-necks like me can never place our trust in the moral guidance of what passes for Democratic intellectualism from the Hero of Chappaquiddick.