In recent threads, due to the wearisome fog of mainstream coverage, contributors expressed the desire for Sam to weigh in on the “Innocence of Muslims” debacle, and, well, with his latest blog post “On the Freedom to Offend an Imaginary God” he obviously has. Once again, he cuts through the echo chamber’s numbing haze with the refreshing tactical precision we’ve all come to expect.
Contributors to The New York Times and NPR spoke of the need to find a balance between free speech and freedom of religion—as though the latter could possibly be infringed by a YouTube video. As predictable as Muslim bullying has become, the moral confusion of secular liberals appears to be part of the same clockwork.
I rely on public radio for my daily news, and over the past week or so, I’ve had to shake my head in silent frustration more often than I can remember. One NPR commentator after another missed the point completely, ridiculed Romney for what probably amounts to the first and last time he will ever be guilty of expressing a rational viewpoint, and praised Obama and Clinton for placating psychos.
Were these people in a coma for the past decade while Dennett, Dawkins, Hitchens, Harris, et al applied electrodes to our fibrillating, post-9/11 wits? Why is a coherent perspective harder to come by than ice water in Hell?