Demonic Ninja Llama

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The Religious Zealotry of the Left, plus some other links

The political zealotry of the Left increasingly resembles religious fervor:

Even the Obama campaign’s ubiquitous logo—the letter O framing a rising sun—would not have surprised the scholar Eric Voegelin. In The Political Religions (1938), Voegelin traced rulers who employed the image of the sun—a symbol of “the radiation of power along a hierarchy of rulers and offices that ranges from God at the top down to the subject at the bottom”—from the pharaoh Akhenaton to Louis XIV and eventually to Hitler.

Environmentalism is a cult with many practices:

Environmentalism does indeed tell its adherents “what to eat” (pesticide-free organic food, preferably grown nearby to cut down on trucking) and “how to travel” (by public transportation or, better yet, bicycle). But it also lays down rules on nearly every aspect of life in a consumer economy: how to wash your clothes (seldom); how to wash yourself (take a shower, not a bath, and use a low-flow showerhead); how to light your house (with fluorescent bulbs); how to choose your TV (look for the Energy Star logo!); how to go to the bathroom (with high-efficiency toilets and recycled paper); how to invest, clean, sleep, and dress (in environmentally friendly companies, with nontoxic chemicals, on sheets made of “sustainable fibers,” and in clothes made of the same); and even how to procreate (Greenpeace has issued a guide to “environmentally friendly sex”). Think about the life that a truly conscientious environmentalist must lead! Compared with it, the devout Muslim’s five daily prayers and the pious Jew’s carefully regulated diet are a cakewalk.

And they claim they are outside the limitations imposed by the First Amendment:

The emerging liberal religions are very different: as emotionally captivating for some, at least for a time, as Christianity or Judaism, but untrammeled by any constitutional amendment; as grounded in faith, but pretending to dwell in the realms of reason and science.

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John Fund on how Democrats are trying to bring Puerto Rico in as the 51st state, in the interest of increasing their hold on Congress, and against the wishes of native Puerto Ricans

George Will on Greece and GM, and the insanity of bailouts when the government is borrowing 40% of every dollar it spends

The “polarization” of our politics starts at the top:  with Obama’s liberal agenda and his disregard for those who disagree with him

Why doesn’t the world want to know what is in the Soviet Archives???

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May 13, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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