Sunday, November 07, 2004

Out Of Touch 

Sorry to keep blogging today but that's what this movement is all about isn't it? Anyway I found an article which perfectly illustrates the lack of understanding by the Democrats regarding values in this last election. From Michael Kinsley's column in today's Washington Post:

It's true that people on my side of the divide want to live in a society where women are free to choose abortion and where gay relationships have full civil equality with straight ones. And you want to live in a society where the opposite is true. These are some of those conflicting values everyone is talking about. But at least my values -- as deplorable as I'm sure they are -- don't involve any direct imposition on you. We don't want to force you to have an abortion or to marry someone of the same gender, whereas you do want to close out those possibilities for us. Which is more arrogant?

Well this is exactly the arrogance that makes conservative people mad. They think homosexuality is wrong so they don't believe in gay marriage because then they would have to accept the legitimacy of this way of life. Another example. Michael Kinsley might say that it is OK to have television shows were people go around half undressed or use bad language because people who don't like it can change the channel. But conservatives worry about the influence of these types of shows on our overall culture and more specifically about their kids finding these programs on their own and somehow thinking this behavior is appropriate. The democrats will not make real progress until they understand it.

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