Dangerous

Another example of the dangerous direction the Right is taking us, from Heritage’s TownHall (Heritage is the hub of the modern Republican Party), Dennis Prager: Liberal feeling vs. Judeo-Christian values: Part VI. First, he goes after the enlightenment,

“Instead of being guided by God, the Bible and religion, great numbers — in Western Europe, the great majority — have looked elsewhere for moral and social guidelines. … With the ascendancy of leftist values that has followed the decline of Judeo-Christian religion, personal feelings have supplanted universal standards. In fact, feelings are the major unifying characteristic among contemporary liberal positions.”

Then he advocates war as the preferred solution to problems,

“Aside from reliance on feelings, how else can one explain a person who believes, let alone proudly announces on a bumper sticker, that “War is not the answer”? I know of no comparable conservative bumper sticker that is so demonstrably false and morally ignorant. Almost every great evil has been solved by war…”

Then vegetarians,

“The animals-and-humans-are-equivalent movement is based entirely on feelings. People see chickens killed and lobsters boiled, feel for the animals, and shortly thereafter abandon thought completely, and equate chicken and lobster suffering to that of a person under the same circumstances.”

Then gays,

“The unprecedented support of liberals for radically redefining the basic institution of society, marriage and the family is another a product of feelings — sympathy for homosexuals. Thinking through the effects of such a radical redefinition on society and its children is not a liberal concern.”

Then against self-esteem,

“The “self-esteem movement” — now conceded to have been a great producer of mediocrity and narcissism — was entirely a liberal invention based on feelings for kids.”

Then against laws protecting women from sexual harassment,

“Sexual harassment laws have created a feelings-industrial complex. The entire concept of “hostile work environment” is feelings based. If one woman resents a swimsuit calendar on a co-worker’s desk, laws have now been passed whose sole purpose is to protect her from having uncomfortable feelings.”

Against non-Christians,

“Almost everything is affected by liberal feelings. For example, liberal opposition to calling a Christmas party by its rightful name is based on liberals’ concern that non-Christians will feel bad. And for those liberals, nothing else matters — not the legitimate desire of the vast majority of Americans to celebrate their holiday, let alone the narcissism of those non-Christians “offended” by a Christmas party.”

And more of that kind of stuff. He concludes,

“And that, in a nutshell, is what our culture war is about — Judeo-Christian values versus liberal/leftist feelings.”

Remember, people like this are paid, and paid well to put out this kind of stuff. It is designed to reinforce a “narrative” – an overriding story in which specific things don’t even have to be true, as long as they ride along with the larger script. Liberals hate God, aren’t patriotic, etc.

Also at TownHall today, Cal Thomas says it is time to close the mosques in the U.S.