Through A Glass Darkly

The New York Post this morning quotes  Dick Wolf, creator of the TV mega—franchise Law & Order, as saying that

"In America, we've managed to hide it better than a lot of other countries, but anti—Semitism, anti—Muslim sentiments, and racism in general is the dark soul of the American underbelly."

Despite his ridiculously mixed—up metaphors, Wolf's view is typical of today's liberals, who insist on seeing racism and bias and discrimination —— even when it is not there.  Rather than crediting the American people with the enormous progress we've made in the last 50 years (not to mention the previous 100), liberals like Wolf perversely believe that if they cannot "see" racism in our society, it just means we "hide" our racism better than before.  Apparently Wolf believes that the United States is no better than the most backward, oppressive societies on earth.  What an idiot.

You can't win for trying with liberals these days.  Their absurd belief that America is rife with racism, just like their equally absurd belief that our strong economy is teetering on the brink of depression, reflects their philosophical and psychological need to identify "fundamental" problems with our society, which then only their big government programs can solve.  If liberals ever opened their eyes and saw what a good, prosperous society we have, they'd be forced to recognize that their entire political program is based on lies.  Hence the stereotypical liberal sourpuss —— quite common in the bluest regions of the country —— who goes through life with a perpetual scowl on his face, because any hint of optimism threatens to shatter his entire worldview.  Indeed, such optimism was the key to President Reagan's enormous success.

Wolf's comment to the Post was made in response to questions about an upcoming episode of Law & Order, called "In Vino Veritas" —— "inspired" by Mel Gibson's now—notorious drunken rant, of course —— in which Chevy Chase plays a "washed—up TV star" who is found to be soaked in blood when pulled over for drunk driving.  Chase goes off on a drunken rant of his own in the episode.  I'm sure it will be filled with all sorts of "right wing" nonsense.

Needless to say, I won't be watching the episode.  I gave up on Law & Order years ago, when its predictably left—leaning story lines became too obvious to ignore, and too obnoxious to stomach.  As I like to say, the only place in America where you will find bleeding heart cops is on TV.

Steven M. Warshawsky  10 6 06   

The New York Post this morning quotes  Dick Wolf, creator of the TV mega—franchise Law & Order, as saying that

"In America, we've managed to hide it better than a lot of other countries, but anti—Semitism, anti—Muslim sentiments, and racism in general is the dark soul of the American underbelly."

Despite his ridiculously mixed—up metaphors, Wolf's view is typical of today's liberals, who insist on seeing racism and bias and discrimination —— even when it is not there.  Rather than crediting the American people with the enormous progress we've made in the last 50 years (not to mention the previous 100), liberals like Wolf perversely believe that if they cannot "see" racism in our society, it just means we "hide" our racism better than before.  Apparently Wolf believes that the United States is no better than the most backward, oppressive societies on earth.  What an idiot.

You can't win for trying with liberals these days.  Their absurd belief that America is rife with racism, just like their equally absurd belief that our strong economy is teetering on the brink of depression, reflects their philosophical and psychological need to identify "fundamental" problems with our society, which then only their big government programs can solve.  If liberals ever opened their eyes and saw what a good, prosperous society we have, they'd be forced to recognize that their entire political program is based on lies.  Hence the stereotypical liberal sourpuss —— quite common in the bluest regions of the country —— who goes through life with a perpetual scowl on his face, because any hint of optimism threatens to shatter his entire worldview.  Indeed, such optimism was the key to President Reagan's enormous success.

Wolf's comment to the Post was made in response to questions about an upcoming episode of Law & Order, called "In Vino Veritas" —— "inspired" by Mel Gibson's now—notorious drunken rant, of course —— in which Chevy Chase plays a "washed—up TV star" who is found to be soaked in blood when pulled over for drunk driving.  Chase goes off on a drunken rant of his own in the episode.  I'm sure it will be filled with all sorts of "right wing" nonsense.

Needless to say, I won't be watching the episode.  I gave up on Law & Order years ago, when its predictably left—leaning story lines became too obvious to ignore, and too obnoxious to stomach.  As I like to say, the only place in America where you will find bleeding heart cops is on TV.

Steven M. Warshawsky  10 6 06