Monday, 15 September 2008


It's a constant source of amazement to me that to be 'liberal' is a bad thing - especially in the U.S. Instead, to be a good person, you must be conservative (especially in matters of sex), rabidly capitalist, religious, form opinions early and never change them and preferably be ignorant. Bob Herbert has some things to say about being liberal;
Liberals have been so cowed by the pummeling they’ve taken from the right that they’ve tried to shed their own identity, calling themselves everything but liberal and hoping to pass conservative muster by presenting themselves as hyper-religious and lifelong lovers of rifles, handguns, whatever.