Since using the above adjective to describe a Star & Sickle editorial, I’ve been under tremendous pressure to practice what one commenter called “elegant bombast”.
It ain’t gonna happen, ‘cause I don’t do elegant. Apparently I don’t do English so good either.
Let us keep focused; what’s important is the substance of the post, not the delivery. After all, Hershblogger, in spite of her objections, agreed with the substance of my post. And if he/she/they agreed with the substance than he/she/they must also agree with the conclusion that the S&S editorial board is populated with frauds and liars.
Keep in mind; this is the same editorial board which objected to the nomination of John Bolton to ambassador of the UN because, among other reasons, he dared to call North Korea evil, a description with which they agreed.
I call evil by its name and will do the same with frauds and liars. Not labeling them as such doesn’t make them not so.
We’re uncomfortable with these “labels” because the moral relativists have trained us to consider all values and opinions as equal – regardless of how asinine they may be.
For example, a country that values the capture, cooking and consumption of the neighbors’ dog sure as hell is not equal to the USofA, where we frown on such activities. Yet there are those who would criticize me for calling such a society barbaric.
In my mind this is one of the great disservices we’ve visited on our country.
We’re told we need to be sensitive to the feelings of others. That we shouldn’t make others feel uncomfortable.
If what we read or hear makes creates a little discomfort – all the better. It gives us the opportunity to rethink our positions and change them or make us more confident in them.
No apologies, no regrets.
No retreat, baby, no surrender.