The Nudnik File

Nudnik - n. U.S. colloq. Esp. in Jewish usage: a pestering, nagging, or irritating person

Thursday, April 14, 2005


              Out of Ideas? Throw Food!
In the last few weeks, a number of prominent conservatives have endured culinary attacks; Bill Kristol and David Horowitz had pies thrown at them, while Pat Buchanan had salad dressing dumped on him. George Neumayer thinks that this is the natural reaction of liberalism's failed ideology, and will only lead to more violent acts as the left continues to lose power.
Underneath the robes, vestments, and suits they collected during their march through the institutions remained the grubby attire of radicalism only now visible as they return to their posture of primitive protesting -- a wild, speechless style of protest that throws light on liberalism's essential hostility to reason and morality. Why do liberals who regard themselves as apostles of Enlightenment reason resort so quickly to intimidation and primitive exertion of will? Because fundamentally liberalism is based not on reason but on force. It is a willfulness writ large that becomes more vivid as liberals lose power and fail to control a people unpersuaded by claims that find no basis in reality and thus cannot be calmly demonstrated by reason.
Ann Coulter, who was herself the target of one such attack, points out that this somewhat contradicts the liberals' assertions that they are the intellectual one.
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