The Daily Bork

May 16, 2005

All the same

Not Sweden or NZ related, but interesting none-the-less.

The Opinion Journal has a piece that shows how little there is that is new under the sun. It concludes with:

If some liberals are now afraid that certain Christian fundamentalists will reintroduce new forms of intolerance and excessive religious zeal into American political life, perhaps we should concede the possibility that they know what they're talking about. But they might also meditate on the current election and why there has been an apparent rightward shift in political sentiment in the U.S. It could be that a great many voters have taken a good look at the fundamentalists on the religious right and the fundamentalists on the political left and made up their own minds about which pose the greater threat to their own private and public values.

The year it was written? 1984.

Me, as a libertarian sort with strong atheist tendencies, I find the "fundamentalists on the political left" far more terrifying than the "fundamentalists on the religious right". For many and varied reasons, but I just do.


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