Jonah Goldberg Looks Into the Abyss
Every political movement has its crazy aunt in the attic. What distinguishes modern conservatism, and the modern republican party, is the alacrity with which the aunt is invited down into the parlor to hold forth in front of guests. The newest example, is Denis Prager, telling us that :
America is engaged in two wars for the survival of its civilization. The war over same-sex marriage and the war against Islamic totalitarianism are actually two fronts in the same war.
Yep, those special operators massing in the Northwst corner of Pakistan, now that the administration is finally serious about tracking Osmama bin Laden, can expect that their next deployment will be the Castro Valley and Polk Street, staging in Ghirardeli Square no doubt.
This insanity finally sunk into at least one neo-con legacy, Jonah Goldberg:
Now I understand what he's saying and I agree with several of his specific points but he glosses over the point which should supercede all others: "secular nihilists" -- or whatever you want to call them -- aren't murdering people. They aren't blowing up buildings, hijacking planes or shooting at our soldiers either. To date, no gay dudes have been caught on international flights trying to ignite their shoes.
Of course, Jonah is quite aware that he's been riding the tiger of conservative stupidity too, so there'll be a backlash for his apostasy:
I expect I'll be getting more email like this one:
Jonah, Most of the time I agree with you, but just because gays don't see themselves as TRYING to destroy America doesn't mean that that's exactly what they're going to do. Although, it may be conscious after all. Radical leftists are attempting to turn America into a country that it is not. America is NOT the Netherlands. America is NOT Canada. These people won't be happy until we're just like them, and that will eventually mean the shutting down of any and all dissenting opinion, which (only my opinion) WILL lead to the incarceration and persecution of those daring to dissent (killing? Maybe not yet, but we'll see). I agree with Prager on this one.
I think it's finally dawning on Jonah what the distinction of modern conservatism is. Rush and the talk-shows continues the trend that the National Review started. They brought the crazies out. Now they have to live with them.