But every now and again, something is so egregious, so idiotic, so baldly asinine that it wakes me from my slumber. Such is the case today with left-wing, billionaire fruitcake George Soros.
From a piece in today's NRO:
"The picture of torture in Saddam's prison was a moment of truth for us," Soros said Thursday morning in Washington at a meeting of the liberal activist group Campaign for America's Future.Those pictures probably did hit George Soros the same way as the September 11 attacks. Which is powerful evidence that he needs to be immediately medicated.
"I think that those pictures hit us the same way as the terrorist attack itself," Soros continued, "not quite with the same force, because in the terrorist attack, we were the victims. In the pictures, we were the perpetrators and others were the victims."
"But there is, I'm afraid, a direct connection between those two events, because the way President Bush conducted the war on terror converted us from victims into perpetrators."
The audience, made up of left-wing activists from around the country, broke into enthusiastic applause.
Of course, on the one side are 3000 dead civilians, some of whom had been on airplanes on their way to work, or sitting in their office cubicles, or waiting tables in a restaurant when violent death came upon them by the hands of Muslim terrorists. On the other side are a few suspected terrorists who were forced to make a naked pyramid while a female soldier laughed and pointed at their pee pees.
I see what Soros means.
The inability to accurately judge moral evil is what makes liberals liberal. It's their defining characteristic. Eating a steak is "just as bad" as the Holocaust. McCarthyism is "just as bad" as the gulag. And the premeditated murder of 3000 civilian non-combatants is "just as bad" as a few rogues soldiers making a half-dozen terrorists wear hoods and fondle each other.
Fortunately, most Americans--Republican, Democrat, and other--see this silliness for what it is. They reject instinctively any such contortionistic attempts at moral equivocation. One can only hope that comments like Soros's (and the audience reaction it produced) will be spread far and wide.