This week a group called "Not In Our Name" took out a full page ad in The New York Times publically stating that they are a bunch of whiny idiots… I mean serious and noble defenders of the Bill of Rights.
Dissident artists, intellectuals, and professors find
their views distorted, attacked, and suppressed.
The wording of this phrase is interesting… disorted, attacked, and suppresed. Since when is it so terrible that someone’s views are challenged in this country?
Perhaps I’m reading a bit too deeply into this, but it sounds to me like these people are mainly mad that they’re not relevant anymore. After all, who gives a set of fetid dingo’s kidneys about what Jane Fonda or Ed Asner think about the war? Moreover, what right do some of these people on the list who actively worked to undermine the American way of life (I’m looking at you, Hanoi Jane…) have to suddenly say that they’re the brave dissenters trying to save it from itself.
If they don’t want these actions to be in their name, so much the better. If they’re so vain as to think that all actions of the United States have to bear their personal sanction of approval, then they can go to hell. This isn’t about them – it’s about ensuring that no more Americans are killed in service of a mad ideology of death and terror.