Wednesday, December 01, 2004

"Liberal" "Silence" on Theo van Gogh murder

A number of conservative and Republican figures have been questioning the lack of visible outrage coming from the traditional left regarding the Dutch situation. Perhaps we don't feel the need to speak out specifically on this issue because we've been arguing for women's rights, free speech and open discourse against religious fundamentalism and suffering the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune as a result For a Long Time Now. In fact, the more you moan and screech about our "silence," the more we wonder if you really care about the issues at all, or if this is just a test to see if you can make us salivate at the ring of your bell. So you johnny-come-lately's who want to jump on the bandwagon are entirely welcome, but you have to realize that the bandwagon isn't empty.

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