just as much a source of concern is this kind of passionate rhetoric from both sides that counterfeits articulated and reasoned discussion of current problems.
I posted the article because I think it reveals the deep antagonisms that are currently building across the country. These are strongly held beliefs by the author. Also, if the American economy falters again going forward ( a "double-dip" recession ) we should be informed that these disagreements will intensify even further, if such intensification can be imagined.
I think most of what the author says contains some grain of truth. It would certainly not be surprising to me to discover that former professor of law Obama has had some flirtation, however consequential, with the wide varieties of extant Marxism than are commonly found on college campuses. What I would stress is that the people who hold these positions, the far left, would actually embrace a good deal of these accusations. However, they would put them in a far better light than this adversarial journalist has done, of course.
This truth is that the far left is very proud of their basic anti-Western idealism. What the author says is, in fact, already a fait accompli
. And I think most (or a significant number of) Americans understand this. The old Anglo-America which ruled the country was a bible-based community. They were racist and sexist and that part of our history is over. It has given way to a multi-cultural America, that blames the founders for instituting racism. This is no secret. The Constitution does not really hold sway anymore, as I see it. Things have changed.
The author of the article is arguing for a set of rules and standards that only exist in the American past. And they will never be revived. I will be the first to say that the spirit of the Constitution is dead today. The difference is that the left embraces it and the left calls the shots and writes the script of American culture today -
whereas the political right is constantly harking back to a time that can never come again. The author of the article and the far right in general, have already lost the "culture wars". They are standing on the losing side of history.