I don't know why Jonah Goldberg bothered...

to write about the fairly predictable way that his comments about liberalism and the paranoid style were brushed off. Actually, I do know why. He wanted to write this last paragraph:

The point is that when liberals and leftists spout conspiracy theories and paranoid delusions — as they have for generations now — it’s written off by the liberal establishment as either an isolated incident, or an understandable exaggeration or, simply, the truth and therefore not a conspiracy theory. And: It Is Annoying.

Which It Is: and I recognize full well that it’s necessary and proper to keep pointing out that the major difference between their nuts and our nuts is that our nuts spout off their conspiracy theories on the Internet and local media outlets, not Congressional committees*. None the less, it’s a particularly thankless task, even if it is necessary. It’s not even the hostile responses that grate (those are, in fact, kind of fun to witness)…

Moe Lane

PS: At some point, I guess I should read Liberal Fascism: I hate depleting the personal budget for a partisan political book, but enough people pro-and-con have read and referenced it that at some point I’ll have to take the hit. I’d get it from the library, except that the local one lacks a copy…

Moe Lane

*Yeah. Waters was probably talking about the Jews, there. Hey, don’t look at me: it’s not my fault. When my party chose its legislative leaders unwisely we just picked people who bellied up to the trough right next to the Democrats. Besides, at least we kept gas prices down and the Dow up.

Crossposted to Moe Lane.