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Friday, March 28, 2008

As not featured at Engage

The following comment on this post at Engage apparently hasn't got past the moderation. Why?

OK, the film's a one-sided, manipulative polemic (not a phenomenon entirely unknown on the Left - if someone made a film like this about conservative evangelicals a lot of the folk condemning this one would be in raptures). But, come on... Alongside the indiscriminate slaughter of unarmed civilians, it points to anti-Semitism, homophobia, misogyny, judicial murder and hostility to democracy. None of this is made up. When, exactly, did these become right-wing concerns?

My friends, if you're not careful I might start feeling that my democratic rights stand a better chance of being defended by the likes of Geert Wilders than by people like you.

David T of Harry's Place, another who should know better, comments on the similarity between Wilders' film and Al Qaeda films. Well, given that the subject matter is identical that's not altogether surprising. But you might hope the fact that in the one case the motive for showing scenes of carnage is to shock, whilst in the other it is to inspire, would merit a passing mention. HP often comes down commendably hard on spurious moral equivalences, but really this one takes the biscuit.

PS Due to a variety of circumstances I'm still not finding much time for posting. Doubtless a cause for quiet satisfaction in some quarters. Apologies to readers to whom that does not apply.

1 comment:

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Yeah, well, some people's irrepressible political correctness must be taken into account. It is not for nothing that it has become the second (or is it actually the first?) official religion in UK.