April 21, 2011

MORE ON THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA’S FACULTY HATE-SPEECH SCANDAL AND THE TOLERANT LEFT, from Michael Walsh. “It’s practically Pavlovian; they are so invested in the myth of their own righteousness that their ‘tolerance’ fetish goes right out the window whenever they suffer the slightest affront to their delusional notion of how the world works. . . . This is why pushing back against them is so important: Like President Obama, they’re not used to real opposition. They’re unused to being questioned. They consider any challenge to their bogus ‘moral authority’ (based on what, one might ask?) to be tantamount to treason. . . . By the way, I love ‘Conservatives Coming Out Week’ As David Kahane argues in Rules for Radical Conservatives, turn their own tactics against them. Force the tolerance issue. Hit them with Alinsky’s Rule No. 4: ‘Make the enemy live up to their own book of rules.’ Above all, celebrate diversity!”

UPDATE: A reader sends this: “Nothing is more curious than the almost savage hostility that Humour excites in those who lack it.”