Friday, December 8, 2006

Moore, Dixie Chicks, Sheehan -- Seeds of Intellectual Destruction

By Rick Pearcey

"It's always amazed me how quickly the American left managed to twist the 9/11 attacks into a club with which to beat their own country.

"I recall watching the smoke from the towers late in the day, exhausted from stress and emotions I could scarcely identify, and thinking, 'They'll never be able to defile this.'

"It was the end of the postwar flirtation with apostasy, I thought, the end of political frivolity, the birth of a new kind of patriotism, one annealed by fire, one that would become part of framework of the country, one that would last.

"Well -- they proved me wrong." -- J.R. Dunn, American Thinker

Rick Pearcey is editor and publisher of The Pearcey Report.