Friday, July 3, 2009

The Fragile Conscience Of A Liberal

Via Memeorandum:

My Mom always said that if you throw a rock at a pack of dogs the one that yelps is the one that was hit. Paul Krugman let out a yelp today. Krugman is unhappy with the Wall Street Journal over its opinions on what Krugman terms the “fake scandal” at the EPA, their opinion on the current unemployment figures and their op-ed on the Minnesota Senate Race. Oh, and everything else they’ve written in the last 35 years:

I mean, they’re not stupid — life would be a lot easier if they were. So they know they’re not telling the truth. But they obviously believe that their dishonesty serves a higher truth — one that is, in effect, told only to Inner Party members, while the Outer Party makes do with prolefeed.The question is, what is that higher truth? What do these people really believe in?

It is interesting that Krugman doesn’t merely accuse the WSJ of being wrong. Because they espouse ideas that contradict his own, Krugman has labeled them liars. Krugman credits himself with a twofer; they know he’s right, but they are liars.

Krugman writes under the schticky The Conscience of a Liberal. I would change the title if I were him. Any conscience so fragile that it recoils from disagreement should not milling about we lower classes.

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