The Right Is so Much Better Than the Left

RECEIVED Sun., April 25, 2010

Dear Editor,
    In Louis Black’s April 23 “Page Two” he criticizes the left and right as if they’re equally benighted (even though he hypocritically shows definite prejudice against the right). Indeed, this weak exercise can’t hide his subjective ideological bias-leftism – notwithstanding his lame attempt to be liked by everyone.
    But for anyone interested in objective truth, here it is. The left is centered on nonliberty and massive governmental control. The right is focused on maximum liberty and limited constitutional government. The left is the ideology of power and the cult of the god-state. The right stands for the individual. The left has totalitarian impulses. The right promulgates and defends freedom. In our political world Republicans are on the right and Democrats are on the left.
    Leftist apologists are always self-deluded into believing that leftism is “compassionate,” ”tolerant,” and “progressive.” Sadly however, history has shown time and again its moral and intellectual bankruptcy. Moreover, post-modern classical liberalism, i.e., individual liberty, free enterprise, limited government, and real human progress, is found on the conservative right.
    And the existential reality of this debate is this – if America succumbs to leftism humanity will be enslaved totally. Tyranny, genocide, torture, and misery will be everywhere in the future. And the enormous expansion of governmental/corporatist control, fiscal profligacy, and abandonment on the international stage of American exceptionalism by the current left-wing Democratic administration means this terrible outcome is closer.
    If Black really is a truth-seeker, he must stop with the moral denial and cowardly relativism! If he actually did he would have to become an enlightened conservative adhering to the tenets of American liberty and exceptionalism. He would advocate what Abe Lincoln believed – America is “the last best hope.” That’s obviously what Black is afraid of. After all, how could he face his lefty cohorts?
Vance McDonald
One click gets you all the newsletters listed below

Breaking news, arts coverage, and daily events

Can't keep up with happenings around town? We can help.

Austin's queerest news and events

New recipes and food news delivered Mondays

All questions answered (satisfaction not guaranteed)

Information is power. Support the free press, so we can support Austin.   Support the Chronicle