What does it say about the Corner that John Derbyshire is far and away the least crazy person writing for the blog?
"Mr. Derbyshire a) blames the administration for not being serious about nuclear proliferation, b) expects a pullout from Iraq and a civil war, c) is happy Michael Jackson has been acquitted and d) supports euthenasia."
Er, yup. As opposed to:
(a) Is fine with North Korea having a bagful of nukes and Iran just about to get same, after four and a half years of this administration sternly declaring that neither thing will happen.
(b) Expects a major US presence in Iraq indefinitely **or** a pullout soon, followed by Shias, Sunnis and Kurds all dancing arm in arm round maypoles.
(c) Would like to see California prosecutors give more attention to thieves, rapists, and murderers, and less to harmless freaks.
(d) Believes in the Golden Rule, and most certainly would NOT wish, either for myself or a loved one, either to be kept in a vegetative state for 15 years, or, when it was finally determined that I could be allowed to die, be slowly dehydrated to death.
The preference for action over empty words; a skepticism about the possibilities for multicultural harmony in Third World nations; a desire to spend limited law-enforcement resources on crimes that actually harm people and their property; and a fondness for the Golden Rule; these seem to me to be pretty solidly conservative principles.
Meanwhile, J-Lo is speculating about the hotness of Condi Rice hooking up with Angelina Jolie. OMG!!!! Jonah, naturally, veers between warbling about William Shatner and sharing the fruits of his deep thinking about Adorno: "Part of the problem
-- at least for me -- is that Marx and Freud when combined by folks
like Marcuse and Adorno were even dumber than they were when considered
separately." I could go on about J-Pod, but...