The closest parallel I can think of to current American politics is Israel. There was a time, not that long ago, when moderate Israelis downplayed the rise of religious extremists. But no more: extremists have already killed one prime minister, and everyone realizes that Ariel Sharon is at risk. America isn't yet a place where liberal politicians, and even conservatives who aren't sufficiently hard-line, fear assassination. But unless moderates take a stand against the growing power of domestic extremists, it can happen here.
Tuesday, March 29, 2005
INSTAPUNDIT AND KRUGMAN: perfect together
Today, Krugman concluded his ominious column by writing:
This statement is a PURE EXAMPLE OF CONLFATION: Krugman puts right-to-lifers in the same category as assassins and terrorists. (Conflation is a logical fallacy and it's also a ROOT CAUSE of Leftist fear of religion and religious people - religiophobia; for more on this read a lengthy posts of mine HERE and HERE and HERE.)
I expect ominous Leftwing ravings of this sort from the Left and from their CHIEF PRIEST - Krugman. (He's been saying that Bush ECONOMIC policies were going to cause a rapid decline into depression for four years!!!!! We're still WAITING, Pauly!)
What I didn't expect was this: In THOROUGH AGREEMENT with the ominous warnings of Krugman are a few of the blogosphere's most popular centrist-hawks (who usually oppose EVERYTHING Krugman writes): GLENN REYNOLDS, JEFF JARVIS, ANDREW SULLIVAN, GREG DJEREJIAN, JAMES JOYNER.
Hey blog-stars: if you agree with Krugman, then it must be time for you to re-access your position! HEH! Indeed. Double Heh: HEH, HEH! Indeed.
Posted by Reliapundit at 2:36 PM