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greyl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-19-06 10:08 AM
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46. "it's not just liberals he's arguing against"
Liberals are definitely not the main target in the piece, and aren't even what he's arguing against. He's not arguing against liberalism in the least, he's trying to administer a shot in the arm, a wake up call against the liberal tendency for cultural relativism which can paradoxically lead some to blind acceptance of a different culture and faith though that other culture or faith is diametrically opposed to liberalism.

Having spent a lot of time in the September 11 Forum here, I think I may know some of the head-in-the-sand liberals Harris is talking about. They don't know the first thing about fundamentalist theology and even go so far as to deny that terrorism does not exist. They believe most every high profile terrorist act on record was actually a false-flag government operation. On one hand, they think believing our government masterminded 9/11 is the sign of being a "true" liberal, and on the other they believe "a ragtag bunch of Arabs in a cave" aren't smart enough to have pulled off 9/11 - a pov with very racist undertones, conscious or not.

I think the most important point is that Harris isn't arguing against liberalism.
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