Wednesday, September 10, 2008

"Camille Paglia" and intellectual consistency.

I might not like the positions she takes, but I have to respect her logical consistency and discernment in this Salon piece.

"Democrats are quick to attack the religiosity of Republicans, but Democratic ideology itself seems to have become a secular substitute religion. Since when did Democrats become so judgmental and intolerant? Conservatives are demonized, with the universe polarized into a Manichaean battle of us versus them, good versus evil. Democrats are clinging to pat group opinions as if they were inflexible moral absolutes. The party is in peril if it cannot observe and listen and adapt to changing social circumstances."

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