Wednesday, September 27, 2006

A Liberal Blasts "Head-in-the-Sand Liberals"

Now this was refreshing, and yet more reason why I believe that we all need to keep the Dar al Islam wide tantrums top news in the West. It is waking people up, such as this author, Sam Harris, writing for the LA Times:

"Perhaps I should establish my liberal bone fides at the outset. I'd like to see taxes raised on the wealthy, drugs decriminalized and homosexuals free to marry. I also think that the Bush administration deserves most of the criticism it has received in the last six years — especially with respect to its waging of the war in Iraq, its scuttling of science and its fiscal irresponsibility.

But my correspondence with liberals has convinced me that liberalism has grown dangerously out of touch with the realities of our world — specifically with what devout Muslims actually believe about the West, about paradise and about the ultimate ascendance of their faith....."

".....We are entering an age of unchecked nuclear proliferation and, it seems likely, nuclear terrorism. There is, therefore, no future in which aspiring martyrs will make good neighbors for us. Unless liberals realize that there are tens of millions of people in the Muslim world who are far scarier than Dick Cheney, they will be unable to protect civilization from its genuine enemies."


I do not agree with all of his statements, but I must say that I find it refreshing that at least some died-in-the-wool "progressives" are at least starting to recognize the path that our progress needs to take. Read it all here.

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