Tuesday, June 06, 2006
Godless Ann Coulter
I went to B&N today and had a look at Coulter's latest screed. It really is a bizarre document. Starting with page one, you could just about underline each sentence and add a note - lie, lie, lie, strawman, lie, ad hominem, etc. Within the first five pages she claims "liberalism is a religion," "Shintoism and Buddhism are two favorite religions of liberals," and "Liberals are Druids." Leaving aside the fact that I have never met a liberal who worships the Emperor of Japan as a living god, a belief of Shintoists (who are the extreme right wing in Japan), don't any of her readers pick up on these obvious contradictions? Or do they just read this thing saying "Yes, liberalism really IS a religion! Yes! Liberals really ARE all Buddhists! That's so true!"