Friday, July 22, 2005

Transmogrify this


"When Bush mentions democracy," one such commenter says, "liberals friends of mine just roll their eyes because, I'm sad to say, they have ceased believing in it." Many of us would suggest an alternate reason, of course -- and maybe that feeds the perception of cliquishness: There's a lot of eye-rolling at this site, and some people are not comfortable with that sort of dismissive attitude -- especially if they identify themselves so strongly with democracy, freedom, etc., that when they are mocked they imagine those things are being mocked as well, or perhaps exclusively.

Looks like the crazy extremists (from the right, this time) are trying to re-define themselves. Likely because now they're looking exactly like the bunch of wackos most of us have always known they were.