Friday, January 27, 2006
"Imagine having a gay prime minister. Nobody would be safe."
The modern requirement that we all withhold judgment becomes very confusing when Muslims -- whom we are supposed to respect and tolerate notwithstanding their beliefs -- start bashing gay people. Like, how do we tolerate intolerant people?
It's this kind moral confusion that led me away from liberalism decades ago. Fundamentally, it's a lazy amoral haze and a complete inability to discern, topped off with smug self-assurance. I can't stand it.
More to the point, Islamists reject everything liberals prize- freedom of thought and speech and tolerance. If these believers were white Americans, the left would label them fascists. If they were German, Nazis. But they're people of color. Oh m god. Enter moral confusion. Suddenly all bets are off.