John C. Wright, Science Fiction author and convert from atheism to Catholicism, is on fire:
Something rotten, very rotten has happened to the Left just in my lifetime.
They used to be champions of free speech; and now they are its most vehement opponents.
They use to be able to give some sort of argument or logical reason for their position, even if an incorrect argument; now they have no argument, none of them, aside from wild and insincere accusations delivered in a mechanical fashion without any hope of being believed, phony as a three-dollar bill.
They used to be firmly on the side of the workingman; now they hate the workingman as a white racist oppressor.
They used to be in favor of free love and the sexual liberation; now they object to rocket scientists wearing shirts with cartoon women printed on them, they object to science fiction magazines showing a scantily clad warrior princess slaying a monster, and they call all sex rape, and demand strict segregation of women and men. On the same day as these protests, they appear in front of the Pope, writhing on the ground naked with crosses and crucifixes inserted into their vaginas. So the Puritan rules apply arbitrarily, without sense or order, to anyone or no one.
They used to be in favor of Blacks and other minorities; now their disgust for all the impoverished and dispossessed is plain to see. All they want is to keep the Blacks on the plantation, addicted to welfare, addicted to crack, their children aborted, their parents unwed.
They used to be in favor of the Jews, and other minorities; now they kneel to Islamic Jihad at every opportunity, vowing that those who slander the prophet of Islam will no be in the future, and ergo the Left now curse the Jews, and pray daily for the destruction of Israel, and a new Holocaust in the warhead of a Muslim nuke.
What? You say that his the not what the Left says? That they say they are creatures of purity, goodness, and sweetness, who live only to help others out of the depth of their hearts and the depth of your wallet? No, that was the old Left, back when the Left still had some scraps of sanity and intelligence.
They serve Sauron and have forgotten their own names.
Go here to read the rest. Contemporary American liberalism is a prime example of what happens when any political movement largely succeeds in one era and then lingers on beyond its time. It is instructive to compare Franklin Delano Roosevelt with Barack Obama. Roosevelt was cheery and optimistic, and, whatever else could be said about him, an American patriot. He headed a movement that basically ran America until 1980, almost a half century after he became President. Obama will never be accused of being cheery and optimistic and his allegiances, whatever they are, will never come under the rubric of American patriotism. He leaves his party weaker than it was the first time that Roosevelt ran for President. Roosevelt’s New Deal, for all its disastrous long term consequences, was originally a good hearted attempt to enlist government to improve the lot of the American people. Obama, who was hailed as Roosevelt II by some sycophants in the news media in 2008, wanted to squeeze the American people for the well being of a bloated welfare state. Succeed strongly enough in politics and all movements end up as parodies, often strikingly like the entrenched forces they originally opposed.