When you take a bulldozer to traditional values, what takes its place is bulldozer ideology, the expedient virtue of bulldozing things and the virtue of whatever rises in their place. Once you believe in the bulldozer, then you must also believe in whatever mess follows in its wake, otherwise you are forced to take a long hard look at the virtue of the bulldozer. And once that happens, you are one step away from becoming a reactionary clinging to traditional values.The passage stands alone. But carries far more meaning when read in context. You can find Greenfield's full essay, All the Morals of a Bulldozer, on his Sultan Knish blog.
Thursday, April 26, 2012
We're up against a bulldozer
Daniel Greenfield describes today's left-wing politics as being like a bulldozer, it cuts an clear and ugly path: