Amit Ghate: Attacks on LGF Are Revealing
Some nice words from Amit Ghate: Attacks on LGF are Revealing.
Though I don’t have time to follow it as closely as I’d like to, I think Charles Johnson’s Little Green Footballs is one of the best (non-objectivist) blogs out there. He’s for free speech and strongly against Islamic totalitarianism — and wants the Republicans to rally around those issues. But in order to be on the side of the rational, he adamantly thinks the Republicans must drop creationism (and its modern variant, intelligent design) and any other fundamentalist religious views, as well as to denounce the irrational “fringe” views that so many in the party hold (like being against vaccines, engaging in conspiracy theories, etc.). He’s also very honest, and thus won’t let Republicans criticize the Democrats for things they too have done (for example Bush bowed to the Saudi King just as Obama recently did). Lately he’s suggested that Glenn Beck’s apocalyptic and over-the-top sensationalism are a disservice to serious Republicans. What have his reasonable views brought him? Vilification from the religious Right, including from nuts like Pam Geller (who really should give up her blog name “Atlas Shrugs” forthwith), and even from Robert Spencer. It’s really quite a sad spectacle.
UPDATE at 4/8/09 6:44:49 pm:
Nice to see the usual anonymous stalkers showing up in the comments for Amit’s post! I think it’s great that you guys have such empty lives that you can find nothing better to do than monitor LGF, go to blogs that I link, and post weird hateful comments about me. That’s why I created those little “Charles” simulacra that live inside your heads and command you to hang on my every word. I hope the voices aren’t too loud.