Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Dennis Prager and Hatred

Dennis Prager is on my mind a lot this week. His latest article, "The Left Hates Inequality, not Evil," is his standard dishonest mish-mash. It doesn't even live up to that title. I mean he makes an argument that the left doesn't hate evil, but fails to argue that the left does hate inequality.

Indeed, halfway through his article he seems to forget the title.
As noted above, everyone hates someone, and that includes people on the Left. The problem is that because they don't hate evil, they hate those who oppose evil. That is how liberals went from anti-communist to anti-anti-communist.
By the way, it's interesting that Prager basically just accepts hatred as part of the human condition, rather than arguing that his followers try to rid themselves of that pernicious passion as much as possible. But I suppose he understands the implications of his writings and wants to ok hatred of liberals for his followers.

I disagree with conservatives and I find what some of them do hateful. But I try not to hate them and I encourage you not to hate conservatives.

I also don't understand the logic that because we don't hate evil, we must hate those who oppose evil? But whatever. In this cosmic drama that Prager has created, Conservatives are the good guys, and anybody who disagrees with Conservatives is the bad guys.

Prager can't, therefore, acknowledge that many liberals recognize the dangers and the evils in the world, but disagree over how best to handle those problems. He also can't note that there are certain evils, such as Corporate Malfience, that Liberals are willing to grapple while Conservatives look the other way. No when it comes to evil, Prager's little drama requires manly Conservatives to stand up and fight, while evil Liberals stab them in the back. Any situation that doesn't fit this model simply doesn't exist.

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