Friday, July 21, 2006

Discovering a new country

Leon Weiseltier point out that some people don't live in the United States.

Some lefty bloggers have their own nation:

Leon Wieseltier, literary editor of the The New Republic and a general critic of bloggers, rejected the "complexity" explanation.

"Why would you expect complexity from bloggers, left, right, or Martian?" Wieseltier wrote in an email to the Forward. "They are not in the complexity business on any issue. Maybe the problem is not complexity but complication — the way in which sympathy with Israel's campaign against Hezbollah, and therefore with the use of force, might complicate their lives in progressiveland, where they live."

I know lots of people who live in Progressiveland. They have their own loyalties, their own flag, their own leaders--Cindy Sheehan, Michael Moore, and Michael Berg among them. Their flag is the American flag turned upside down.

They believe the Soviet Union never meant any harm, and that Alger Hiss was innocent. Israel is evil. The Canadian health system is the best in the world. If you try to discuss any of these matters with them, you will discover the meaning of invincible ignorance.

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