Bang the Gong and Bury the Constitution, Only I Know the Truth

RECEIVED Wed., Feb. 22, 2006

Dear Editor,
    Michael Ventura's Feb. 17 Chronicle piece, Sorry We Missed Church [“Letters @ 3am”], wallows in neo-leftist moral myopia. His “little tin-can car” heroes are malignantly narcissistic, arrogantly flaunting “learning witchcraft and becoming lesbians” with their banal “bumper sticker” chutzpah. Mr. Ventura grovels in moral relativism, implying that these brave social warriors could easily be maligned by the citizens of this “famously right-wing town” while hypocritically maligning those same citizens when he states “they might find their car surrounded by a gaggle of repressed guys in desperate need to prove themselves real men.” And this is but one example of his hypocrisy.
    Moreover, Mr. Ventura's comments about freedom and America are hackneyed neo-leftist platitudes speciously reinforcing the delusion that America has “been as bad as we've been good.” Nothing is more untruthful. He reaches a crescendo when he touches on advocating social fascism bloviating that “those gals are saying to Lubbock, 'your idea of normal is over. Now it's normal for you to have to deal with us. However threatening we are to you.'” Is a neo-leftist Gestapo necessary to “enforce a dictum of normality”?
    But most disturbing is Mr. Ventura's obvious denial of America's current lethal challenge. Specifically, America is being severely tested by one question – do Americans mutually possess the moral courage to defeat totalitarian Islamist fascism? The answer must be a resounding yes, otherwise humanity will be enslaved. Mr. Ventura cannot grasp this mortal reality.
    On September 11, 2001, the barbarous forces of Islamist fascism declared war on America. If they prevail all debate is over, because, ironies of ironies, they will “enforce a dictum of normality.” Homosexuals and witches will be summarily tortured and executed. Non-Muslims and women will be chattel. Mr. Ventura, et al, must awaken and focus on defending liberty and America, for as Bob Dylan famously wrote, “the hour is getting late.”
Vance McDonald
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