Roger Simon believes in Gay rights...and a few other "liberal" causes...as far as the gang over at Pajamas media is concerned, this makes him a Liberal too....so it's no doubt they crow loudly when such an avowed liberal picks up on their theme, riffs on it, and makes it his own.Our friend Glenn Greenwald introduces us to one such (alleged) liberal writer today....
First, a snippet from Simon's post:
I never cease to be amazed –- and perhaps it is my own myopia – that my former colleagues on the Left can be blind to this situation. They act as if the threat is not real and is only a blip caused by a post 9/11 overreaction by George Bush, thus ignoring virtually all of Western history since the year 800, not to mention the overwhelming demographic changes of recent decades. (John Edwards –- interestingly an opponent of gay marriage -- recently called the "War on Terror" a bumper sticker. At least, he’s consistent.).
The theme is, of course, Liberals (and Democrats in particular) don't take the GWOT (republicanese for GLOBAL WAR ON TERROR) seriously.
"I love the smell of napalm in the morning. It smells like.....victory"
Glenn has a few "choice comments" on that meme:
Every now and then, it is worth noting that substantial portions of the right-wing political movement in the United States -- the Pajamas Media/right-wing-blogosphere/Fox News/Michelle Malkin/Rush-Limbaugh-listener strain -- actually believe that Islamists are going to take over the U.S. and impose sharia law on all of us. And then we will have to be Muslims and "our women" will be forced into burkas and there will be no more music or gay bars or churches or blogs. This is an actual fear that they have -- not a theoretical fear but one that is pressing, urgent, at the forefront of their worldview.
They actually think this is going to happen ("read Zawahiri's speeches about the Plan for Caliphate!!") and believe that we must do everything in our power -- without limits -- to stop it. And there are a lot of them who think this. In recommending this essay, the most-read right-wing blogger today described it as: "ROGER SIMON has thoughts on gay marriage and the War on Terror."
The rest of the post is quite interesting...go see for yourself.... here's the linky-thing