Richard Fernandez at The Belmont Club [Jesuit Influenced arch Futurist Conservative] had a piece on M.Daisey and the comparison with the treatment (in the ‘media’) of R.Limbaugh. in that piece he referred to a new york times CampaignStops Blog article by Stanley Fish… Two Cheers for Double Standards…I thought I’d misread or mis understood the quote Mr.Fernandez used, I read the article, here is the last paragraph:
I know the objections to what I have said here. It amounts to an apology for identity politics. It elevates tribal obligations over the universal obligations we owe to each other as citizens. It licenses differential and discriminatory treatment on the basis of contested points of view. It substitutes for the rule “don’t do it to them if you don’t want it done to you” the rule “be sure to do it to them first and more effectively.” It implies finally that might makes right. I can live with that.
The trouble is that I see no road forward that does not lead down at this time. I am always a short term pessimist long term optimist and I see there are new highlands in our reach. But right now we seem headed into the goup with a long slog to the trails up.