Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Another Glimpse At Democrat Morality

The Democrats have politicized another funeral, this time Coretta Scott King’s, going so far as to attack President Bush, who was present at the funeral. Glenn Reynolds asks,

Why does this keep happening? Part of it, I think, is that the Democratic Party is in a state where it finds it hard to get national TV coverage except when someone dies. I think that their behavior reflects another forlorn hope for regeneration. I guess looking at policies is out of the question, though.

Professor Reynolds is usually right, but here he is wrong. Democrats speak politics at funerals not because they think they will gain some practical advantage, but because they think it is moral. Leftist morality is entirely bound up in politics, as captured by the old feminist slogan, “the personal is political.”

Leftists hold sacrifice for the collective as the standard of morality. That is why they are socialists. If they were interested in practical results, they would be capitalists, as the last century has been a vast series of experiments showing the impracticality of state intervention in the economy. They don’t care if socialism doesn’t work; it’s the right thing to do.

Republicans are for free markets (or they used to be in the Goldwater days), so in the leftist imagination they must be bad people. The greedy right-wingers do not want to sacrifice for the collective! Democrats can think of nothing more moral to say at a funeral than an attack on Republicans.

Democrats in their moments of cynicism are not a threat. What is really scary is when they are true to their morality.


William said...

I may get banned for being O.T. but I just wanted to pass along the word that I appreciated your 11/19/05 post on Hugh Hewitt (skedaddled over form JYB) and that led me up the chain to the current day.

Your writing is excellent and the topics are interesting. Just like I stumbled on JYB, I would like to visit from time to time.

Thanks for the views and prose.

W. Phinizy

Myrhaf said...

Thanks, William!

EdMcGon said...

It is amazing how the Democrats refuse to recognize that the "collective" is made up of more than just Democrats. Most of us in the "collective" consider that kind of behavior at a funeral to be disrespectful to the dead.

Just another example of how the Democrats' message conflicts with their stated goals.

Lone Ranger said...

Every time there has been a moral decision to be made, the Democrats have come down on exactly the wrong side of the fence. It was Republicans who founded the NAACP and Democrats who founded the KKK. Yet, they still get black "leaders" to carry water for them.