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The Resurrection of Liberalism

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on December 12th, 2012 12:08 am by HL

The Resurrection of Liberalism
DeWayne Wickham, USA Today
When Benjamin Todd Jealous stepped on stage last week to receive one of the ideological left's most prestigious awards, he was greeted with thunderous applause from the assembled audience, a collection of this nation's most unrepentant liberals.Jealous came to the Nation Institute's annual gala to be honored with a $100,000 prize “for his unwavering dedication to civil and human rights.” When Jealous arrived, he found himself in the midst of a fawning crowd of liberal icons that included former TV talk show host Phil Donahue, Nation magazine publisher Katrina Vanden…

Pushing Same-Sex Marriage Ahead
Charles Lane, Washington Post
The arc of the moral universe is long, said abolitionist Theodore Parker. “My eye reaches but little ways. . . . And from what I see I am sure it bends toward justice.”But few advocates of social change — in Parker’s time or ours — act as though justice really is inevitable. They try to hasten it.So it is for advocates of marriage equality, who, against once-impossible odds, have emerged from the political and legal wilderness.

Drinking the Kochs’ Kool-Aid

Will Childless Voters Enslave My Future Grandkids?
Bill Frezza, RCM
If demography is destiny, democracy is toast-at least those democracies where citizens can vote themselves a living at someone else's expense. It doesn't take a mathematical genius to see that governments' addiction to intergenerational income redistribution is not sustainable unless someone keeps supplying babies at an accelerating pace.The root cause of the economic disaster that lies ahead is the kamikaze drive of democratic governments to displace the functions of the family, including the care of relatives in their old age. Since time immemorial, in every human society…

The Left’s Domination of the Imaginative Arts
Ace, Ace of Spades
I wrote about this a while ago, before the election, and somehow I wound up on an old post discussing it again. It's worth noting again:When Joe Biden endorsed gay marriage in May, he cited Will & Grace as the single-most important driving force in transforming public opinion on the subject. In so doing he actually confirmed the long-standing fear of conservatives—that a coterie of Hollywood elites had undertaken an invidious and utterly successfully propaganda campaign, and had transmuted the cultural majority into a minority. Set aside the substance of the matter and…