Friday, September 11, 2009
- Best Right Wing Sulks
I track my links, hits and referrals with a tool called sitemeter. And one of the pages I get quite a few hits from is this blog that some German lefty put together called "Best right Wing Sulks".
On it, he linked my post election piece "Hail Ants" where I lament the change in power and explain that I might be useful to the newly elected authority by helping to round up people to work in their 'fairness' camps. that's a joke of course. But I reread the piece as well as the comments and the thing that struck me was how un-inflammatory it was. Honestly, I think I was being quite conciliatory but the comments I got from liberals were just totally off the wall.
I suppose that's because to them, all truth is a matter of consensus. In the liberal mindset, if most people agree in a vote that the key to economic recovery is to make everyone wear a hat, then that becomes the truth for them. They'll all write hostile and angry pieces about how bare headed people are unpatriotic and Thomas Friedman will long for the day when everyone is forced to wear a hat.
The reason for that is that liberals lack the ability to discriminate between good ideas and bad. The popular opinion isn't just the latest fashion... to them the it's a universal truth. So for liberals, the fact that Obama won the election is proof in and of itself that all ideas of the right have been disproved. For them it stands as evidence that everything we've learned about how the world works, from Milton Friedman on, is basically bunk.
I don't know why but it seems funnier than it normally does in the comments section of that piece.
Now that the things I predicted are beginning to come true it's big fun to go back and re-read the piece. It makes the liberal euphoria seem even more vapid and self congratulatory. And that can usually be taken for a sign that you're seeing things more clearly than you used to.
you can reread the piece "Here".