Wednesday, August 25, 2004

Michael Moore As Prophet?

Here's a great NY Post Editorial


August 24, 2004 -- ACCORDING to the letter to the Hebrews in the New Testament, faith is "the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen." By that criteria, liberals must count nowadays as among the most faithful people in America.

For example, liberals believe that the police in Florida, at the behest of Gov. Jeb Bush, prevented black voters from getting to the polls in the 2000 presidential election . . . yet they can never quite locate a black voter who was in fact prevented from voting.

Liberals believe that the Bush administration tricked the American people into thinking that Iraq was directly responsible for the terrorist attacks of 9/11 . . . yet they can never quite track down a quote from an administration official saying it.

Liberals believe that the Patriot Act has enabled the government to violate the civil rights of American citizens . . . yet they can never quite produce the name of an American citizen whose rights have been violated under its provisions.

Liberals believe that the Bush administration accuses whoever expresses doubts about the War on Terror of being unpatriotic . . . yet they can never quite cite an instance where an administration official has done so.

Liberalism, in its current form, seems less and less like a political viewpoint and more and more like a religious orthodoxy. Its articles of faith persist in the absence of tangible evidence. Its tolerance of dissent is minimal. And its antipathy towards non-believers is seething.

Why not go the whole nine yards and anoint Michael Moore as its prophet?

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