Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Tilting at Windmills

Paul Mirengoff has a good post on Richard Cohen's "imaginary spectacle". Cohen's is just one more in the daily war that much of the left fights against the imaginary enemy. In the fever which grips liberals today, their hallucinations have them fighting against a foe who is vicious, hate-filled, mean-spirited, racist, sexist, etc., etc. Of course, that is one of the main reasons liberals keep losing more and more elections. Tilting against windmills rarely produces positive returns.

All this has been obvious for some time. What is interesting is the question of why no one on the left seems able to overcome the fever. By now, we should expect that someone among the Dems, somewhere, somehow, should have become re-oriented with reality long enough to grasp the truth. One could argue that Democrats such as Zell Miller and the hundreds of politicians who have switched parties have grasped that truth. I guess my point is that, to date, everyone like Miller has been automatically excommunicated. Will someone sufficiently high in the liberal church ever grasp the truth? How long will the tilting go on?


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