Monday, March 05, 2007

Dinesh D’Souza: They hate us for our liberal "Girls Gone Wild" videos

This is one of the wise pundits of the right?
In one crucial respect, however, the Muslim critics were wrong. Contrary to their assertions, Abu Ghraib did not reflect the shared values of America, it reflected the sexual immodesty of liberal America. Lynndie England and Charles Graner were two wretched individuals from Red America who were trying to act out the fantasies of Blue America. Casting aside all traditional notions of decency, propriety and morality, they simply lived by the code of self-fulfillment. If it feels good, it must be right. This was bohemianism, West Virginia-style.

At some level, the cultural left recognized this, which is why most of its comments about Abu Ghraib assiduously avoided the issue of sexual deviancy.
Did your head explode?

Why is D’Souza employed as a "scholar" at a conservative think tank and one of the featured writers at Clown Hall instead of ranting on some street corner? Probably the same reason Thomas Friedman has a job, he expresses the prejudices of some groups in ways that entertain them.

D’Souza came out of the hot bed of conservative activism The Dartmouth Review that spawned a number of today's leading bloggers and activists. The rich right has an internment and job placement program that cultivates right activism and then helps the careers of those who do well. Even GOP politicians often maintain close ties with the Young Republican and College Republican club organizations and their national convention elections have been called a school in dirty tricks and illegal fundraising. Again, leading young Republican activists get jobs or internships.

D'Souza's analysis of African Americans' history in the United States includes the notion that slavery was not a racist institution. Why? Because some African Americans owned slaves. His recent book is being lauded by some on the right as it sympathizes with the attackers on 9/11 for being goaded to it by the moral debauchery of the American Left. He was mocked on the Colbert Report and complained about his treatment everywhere civilized people gather in a whiney Washington Post Op-Ed - comments.

Seems to prove conservatives and bin Laden seem to hate America for the same reasons.

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