June 11, 2004
Better Than I Could Have Said It
Note: this is a post recovered from my old blog, before it died of an insufficient backup. Any comments/trackbacks on it have not been brought over, but can be seen with the original. The date is that of the original posting.\"\;
The Left has become the Right: the descendants of the original anti-Fascists (and in some cases the anti-Fascists themselves) have begun supporting the Fascists against the classical Liberals. The Progressives and the Socialists and the Communists have aligned themselves with the jihadis and the dictators and the genocidaires against the force in history which has done more to raise the poor out of poverty and to provide justice and social equality for all people than any other (capitalism + individual liberty, personified in the United States). There is a huge political realignment under way - in some ways it's been under way since the end of the Cold War erased the old divisions. I've tried to discuss before (here, here, here, here - oh, just go look at my archives; it's a topic I frequently address) - in the course of addressing specific issues - why I use the term "the Left" to refer to all of the above forces, but the invaluable Wretchard at Belmont Club has defined the confluence better than I ever could have.