Wednesday, April 06, 2005

You're a Looney

As I was driving home from work tonight, I was listening to a radio show on which the host put forth the fact that it was illogical that most Jewish Americans, of all people, opposed private gun ownership.

A woman caller began by saying that, as a liberal, her idealism trumped everything else. While she agreed that the host's point was logical and obviously correct, her idealism wouldn't allow her to agree with him!

Think about that statement; but not for too long or you'll get a headache.

What she's basically saying is that she knows that what she believes is male bovine excrement, but in striving to "make mankind better" (how arrogant is that?), she'll disregard all logic for no other reason than it doesn't fit her "idealism", which she knows is wrong (pass the aspirin, please).

Isn't that the definition of Orwell's "doublethink"? To be able to hold two contradictory beliefs at once? These people could have stepped right out of 1984.

It's no wonder that these people seem insane to us.

- The Exile

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