Sunday, August 14, 2011

For 'Progressives,' Seeing Isn't Believing

Peter Hitchens condemns the out-of-sight-out-of-mind ethos of the "progressive" set and what it has wrought:
As the polluted flood (it is not a tide; it will not go back down again) of spite, greed and violence washes on to their very doorsteps, well-off and influential Left-wingers at last meet the filthy thing they have created, and which they ignored when it did not affect them personally.
No doubt they will find ways to save themselves. But they will not save the country. Because even now they will not admit that all their ideas are wrong, and that the policies of the past 50 years – the policies they love – have been a terrible mistake. I have heard them in the past few days clinging to their old excuses of non-existent ‘poverty’ and ‘exclusion’.
Thing is they can't see that their ideas are wrong--even when the evidence is smack in front of them--because that would entail changing/removing the distorting rose-coloured lens through which they filter reality. To do that they would have to become something they loathe: someone who sees things through a different--a conservative--lens.

Update: See what I mean (i.e. see a leftist in the throes of confusion blaming the riots on--wait for it--TV)?

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