Saturday, August 13, 2011

The Left’s Very Anti-PC Strategy: Hate, Fear, Stereotype, and Treat Diversity as Evil

By Barry Rubin

When one talks to supporters of President Barack Obama, one quickly learns that his actual policies and their relative success or failure are of no importance for, say, 30 to 40 percent of Americans in general and about 50 to 60 percent of Jews. (I’d be happy to hear others’ evaluations of those numbers.)

The significant factor shaping their views is one of self-image. That’s why evidence and events have relatively little influence on them unless--which may be precisely what happens in America between now and November 2012--these things become too big to ignore. "Too big to ignore!" Perhaps that should be a counter-slogan against, "Too big to fail."

To support Obama makes them smart, sophisticated, anti-racist, modern, members of an intellectual and social elite standing against the yahoos with the pitchforks out in the provinces. From the defenders of the downtrodden, the left has transformed itself into the well-financed aristocracy sneering at the peasantry.

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