Thursday, December 16, 2004

The Religion of the Left - The Liberals' Creed

Another in the string of commentaries finding elements of "religion", i.e., a reliance in faith rather than facts, in the Left's core beliefs.

For all the talk about a widening religiosity gap between the right and the left, sentiment from the left indicates a certain religious fervor about the war in Iraq. A string of recent letters and articles from those of a more liberal persuasion suggest that they choose to ignore or simply do not believe information which is inconsistent with their basic tenets.
Robert Alt brings us The Liberals' Creed:
We believe that the Iraq war was unilateral.
We believe that the participation of Albania, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Estonia, Georgia, Honduras, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, South Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Thailand, United Kingdom, and Ukraine does not change the fact that the war was unilateral;
We believe that multilateralism can only be achieved with the participation of France and Germany;
We believe in multilateralism.
The entire piece is hilarious. It was originally published back in May, but looking at it post-election, it seems ancient. Still, I don't think you'll find a single contradiction that doesn't still apply.