Friday, July 25, 2008

Lying, or Stupid?

Mostly lying, I think...

Salon War Room:

Andrew Klavan's Op-Ed in today's Wall Street Journal, "What Bush and Batman Have in Common." :
"There seems to me no question that the Batman film "The Dark Knight," currently breaking every box office record in history, is at some level a paean of praise to the fortitude and moral courage that has been shown by George W. Bush in this time of terror and war. Like W, Batman is vilified and despised for confronting terrorists in the only terms they understand. Like W, Batman sometimes has to push the boundaries of civil rights to deal with an emergency, certain that he will re-establish those boundaries when the emergency is past..."

And I wrote:

Like all of Bush's fans...

Wrong on all of the facts and phenomenally stupid.

The character of Batman sacrifices himself body and soul to seek justice, every single night. He takes personal responsibility for his actions.

The concept of sacrifice for the greater good is at best unknown amonst the Bushists. Personal responsibility is treated with an even greater contempt.


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