Anybody Who Quotes Machiavelli is OK With Me
I just had a short but cordial email exchange with the Armed Prophet
over a comment I made at the Scrum regarding their analysis of meetup, which I somewhat address below. After the exchange I went over to his site -- I found his post on Liberals spitting on the graves of dead conservatives
As I said above, I really don't like to generalize about the relative demeanors of each side -- both have their share of extremists -- but I can't recall the last time conservatives noticeably rejoiced over anyone's death.
Matt Singer at NotGeniuses wrote about this
Make of all this what you will, but Armed Prophet does feel safe saying one thing for sure: liberals like to wrap themselves in rhetoric about tolerance and understanding in spite of differences, but too often they don't live up to it -- and boy do they have a mean streak.
a couple of weeks ago.
I've been away from the computer for a while and somehow missed the news of Strom Thurmond's death until Friday evening and did not have a chance to comment until now.
I heard a comment from a liberal friend that bothered me, however. It was something along the lines of "Good Riddance."
That's a statement unbefitting of anyone who claims to have respect for our political process. Strom Thurmond held many positions I disliked. He served in the U.S. Senate for far longer than he should have (based on his ailing health).
But we should never find ourselves rejoicing in the loss of another.
Anyway, I believe that putting aside the extremists (as good conservatives have with Ann Coulter and Michael Savage) is a good practice, and we on the left should take this criticism seriously.