Friday, July 25, 2008

Cartman conservatism

Rupert Murdoch's "Wall Street Journal" (irony quotes) has the most amazing editorial today, written by one Andrew Klavan, explaining how George W. Bush is like Batman, and once again explaining why we liberals are such pussies and conservatives are manly he-men who wear rubber suits with fake nipples. You can read the whole sordid mess at http://online.wsj.com/article_print/SB121694247343482821.html , but I'd like to reproduce one little piece of it here so you can decide for yourself whether to waste your time reading it.

Klavan says:

"That's real moral complexity. And when our artistic community is ready to show that sometimes men must kill in order to preserve life; that sometimes they must violate their values in order to maintain those values; and that while movie stars may strut in the bright light of our adulation for pretending to be heroes, true heroes often must slink in the shadows, slump-shouldered and despised -- then and only then will we be able to pay President Bush his due and make good and true films about the war on terror."


I don't know who this Andrew Craven is, but I do know one thing. If you violate your values "in order to maintain those values," you don't have any fucking values.

1 Comments:

Blogger Ronni said...

Did nobody tell him that Batman is fiction?

8:38 PM  

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