Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Heads, I Win. Tails, You Lose.

Via Dr. Sanity:

"Using contradictory discourses as a political strategy:

In postmodern discourse, truth is rejected explicitly and consisteny can be a rare phenomenon. Consider the following pairs of claims."

- On the one hand, all truth is relative; on the other hand, postmodernism tells it like it really is.

- On the one hand, all cultures are equally deserving of respect; on the other, Western culture is uniquely destructive and bad.

- Values are subjective--but sexism and racism are really evil

- Technology is bad and destructive--and it is unfair that some people have more technology than others.

- Tolerance is good and dominance is bad--but when postmodernists come to power, political correctness follows. (Stephen Hicks, Explaining Postmodernism, p 167.)
"There is a common pattern here: Subjectivism and relativism in one breath, dogmatic absolutism in the next."

Via Wicked Thoughts:
Strange double-think:

-The left equates Bush with Hitler and attacks his support of Israel.

-It says that the president has shredded the Constitution and that it is is a living document.

-It calls America a racist, genocidal state, and it attacks the administration for squandering our international reputation.

-It says that globalization is bad and that international cooperation is good.

-Whenever President Bush invokes the memory of 9/11, the left calls him a fear monger, and it also insists that a catastrophic climate change is coming soon.

-It says that we cannot win in Iraq but that we can destroy the planet.

-The left wants us to believe the same government that does such a good job running veterans' healthcare, public education, social security, and immigration is going to really do a great job running a nationalized healthcare system.
Negotiate this road with care. Former President Bill Clinton's 'bridge to the 21st Century' is totally unsupported with the Tigris and Euphrates raging below. (I just love Babylonian references.)

1 comment:

tee bee said...

"It calls America a racist, genocidal state, and it attacks the administration for squandering our international reputation."

I thought that was our reputation.