Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Camille Paglia: My Favorite Democrat

Camille Paglia is pretty damned awesome... hands down my favorite "liberal" on the planet. I'm not sure she really is a liberal as we would normally define it. She's liberal on many social issues, but is shockingly out of step with the Democratic party when it comes to government solving our problems.

For those of you who haven't explored her past writings on get to it... you will be entertained. She touches on all sorts of issues, politics, stupid celebrities, and her favorite lesbian porn. Yes... she is that awesome and unpretentious!

Her new article taking the Obama administration to task on health care is classic and biting, here is an outtake... scroll down to jump to the entire article:

What does either party stand for these days? Republican politicians, with their endless scandals, are hardly exemplars of traditional moral values. Nor have they generated new ideas for healthcare, except for medical savings accounts, which would be pathetically inadequate in a major crisis for anyone earning at or below a median income.

And what do Democrats stand for, if they are so ready to defame concerned citizens as the "mob" -- a word betraying a Marie Antoinette delusion of superiority to ordinary mortals. I thought my party was populist, attentive to the needs and wishes of those outside the power structure. And as a product of the 1960s, I thought the Democratic party was passionately committed to freedom of thought and speech.

But somehow liberals have drifted into a strange servility toward big government, which they revere as a godlike foster father-mother who can dispense all bounty and magically heal all ills. The ethical collapse of the left was nowhere more evident than in the near total silence of liberal media and Web sites at the Obama administration's outrageous solicitation to private citizens to report unacceptable "casual conversations" to the White House. If Republicans had done this, there would have been an angry explosion by Democrats from coast to coast. I was stunned at the failure of liberals to see the blatant totalitarianism in this incident, which the president should have immediately denounced. His failure to do so implicates him in it.

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