That Darned Democracy
Arnaud de Borchgrave whines about how evil a society we've become lately.
The Ten Commandments are now multiple choice.If only we could enact religious law as our civil law, and have special religious police to enforce it...he's really got a point here, if American democracy is to work, we have to emulate people who enforce strict religious laws and enjoy democracy like say, Saudi Arabia.
And late night comedians have suggested that if Moses were to come down from Mount Sinai today, he would probably have a hard time finding a publisher.Let's just completely ignore, for one example, that the Christian rapture series Left Behind has been unbelievably successful, and just pretend that no publisher is interested in religious work. I guess at this point we're trapped in an imaginary universe in de Borchgrave's head, though.
He then goes after "the media" for covering Howard Stern too much...
[Stern] has been competing for media attention with the Iraqi insurgency.I don't know about you, but I get most of my Iraq news from Letterman. I tend to rely on Conan O'Brien for coverage of Southeast Asia, though.
In one recent week, Mr. Stern made it on to NBC's "Today" show; Larry King's global interview program on CNN; David Letterman's comedy hour; Fox's O'Reilly hour; and on the cover of New York magazine, along with a flattering, seven-page story.
de Borchgrave then goes on to explain how adult pornography on the internet and child pornography are basically all the same thing. How does he tie them together? By sticking them in consecutive paragraphs. That's proof enough for me. One we get everyone stopping watching adult porn on the internet, they could gather in front of the big publishing houses to demand more Christian books.
To summarize his argument, we'll have trouble convincing the dictatorships in the Middle East to convert to democracy because they see we have too much freedom. Only by curbing said freedom could we convince them it's unfree enough for them to consider.