Monday, October 18, 2004
All or Nothing in the Culture War?
Great piece at Pardon My English on this election and the culture war. Here's a snippet to whet your appetite for the whole piece:
And so, unexpectedly and against our will, America has come to its final reckoning on Vietnam.
For if the Kerry forces prevail, it will send the implicit message to the anti-American left that they have won. They were right, and they will have a president to prove it. If the patriots and the Bush camp win the day, with their love of God and country, it will be a repudiation of the Hollywood-academy-press troika that has sought to finish the job of the Winter Soldier investigations lo these many years.
If the hippies prevail, they will bring with them the full pantheon of their religion. Moral relativism, secularism, and pacifism will have won the day. Moral traditionalism, the rule of law, and patriotism will be defeated. As we pull the electoral lever, we open doors to the future. The possible outcomes of the election carry specific, predictable, and vastly different sets of consequences.
John Kerry and the antiwar left have chosen this electoral hill to die on. It falls to the people to decide who will win the war.