Saturday, March 26, 2005

Crazy Times

Mr. Finnegan has been handling this whole Terri Schiavo, fascist takeover very clearly and in the good name of the revolution. I've been unable to write in a while and have a few longer things to say, but let me just add right now that this is what is becoming classic New York Times style false-consciousness obfuscation. Brooks, who's usually just plain awful, takes a very Kristoffian-Friedmanian stylistic stance on this Schiavo business. Trust him: he's very sane and very thoughtful and very urbane yet not out of touch with the manic intellectual perversions of normal Americans. In this editorial he sort of says "both sides are wrong," arguing that the right has morality on its side while the left has protection of personal choice, individual freedom, on theirs. Well, now, that's a bat-shit crazy thing to say. As the F-Wake has been pointing out, these people have absolutely transcended questions of rule of law, governance, jurisprudence, anything they usually tout haughtily as the "foundations of our country"! Look, I'm all for breaking the law in violent, popular uprisings, but the idea that 13 percent of Americans and a pair of parents who should spend all the money they're getting from Franciscan monks on therapy and not court battles suddenly dictate some bizarre medieval standard of vitalism as morality, is, well, bat-shit crazy. It's not deep, moral thought versus personal freedom. Personal freedom is deeply moral. That used to be the fucking conservatives' point!!! These crazies are so confusing, I can't even keep up with it.

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