March 06, 2006

The shame of the invertebrate liberals

I don't often agree with Marxists. OK actually I basically never agree with Marxists. But this appears to be one of the times. Via Harry's Place comes this piece from Workers Liberty that shows that some still hold to the enlightenment values that where twisted to form Marxism rather than simply latching on, Remora like, to whatever anti-American movement seems to be currently popular.
The craven surrender of the liberals and the liberal left therefore betrays not only themselves, and what people like them used to stand for. It betrays those fighting the bigots in their heartlands - the enemies and too often the victims of the religio-fascists in the Islamic world.

The issue is free speech, but it is not just that. It is not just a matter of finding and adhering to general and universal principles. The right to criticise and mock and denounce religion is not just one right among many similar rights. The freedom to criticise religion is, in history, the root out of which all other such freedoms have developed.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's a pity that Workers Liberty's commitment to free speech hasn't stopped them trying to sabotage the March for Free Expression.

6:32 pm  

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