by ne plus ultra, Fri Nov 12, 2004 at 08:21:36 AM EST
Yet that's not so far from the conservative critique - we're a flaccid, self-indulgent nation of teevee-watching, boob-ogling, weak-willed and immoral slackers who have turned away from righteousness, misled by con artists into the ways of evil, yet we're so wealthy and powerful that we can ignore the consequences of our sins. But someday, the chickens will come home to roost.
Apply that statement to Iraq and the Enron scandals, and it's the central part of the liberal critique of the President. Apply it to the Hollywood culture of glorified sex, drugs and rock-n-roll and it's the central core of the conservative critique of 'liberal values'.
And most of us share about 60% of the critique, whichever side we come down on. What's so hard to understand? We share much more than you think.