Thursday, May 3, 2007

Fred Thompson on Women

In another original position paper from Fred Thompson, Fred puzzles (as many of us do daily) about why the American Left is not more focused on the horrendous abuse of women by the hard right moslem extremist who seek the destruction of the USA. They would focus for an eternity on Abu Gharib but ignore medievil subjugation of women. It is bizarre. Be careful what you wish for Nancy Pelosi (defeat in Iraq, appeasement of Iran, validation of Bashar Asad).

One explanation is the Chompsky-esque. I have personally confronted feminists about this paradox. The problem seems to be that they do not believe the atrocities are real. They think what they hear about it is propaganda designed to make them dislike American oil companies opponents. They believe in moral equivalence. The theory is based on the famous documentary, "Manufacturing Consent," wherein Noam Chompsky demonstrates the power of the media to influence the American opinion on foriegn policy issues.

Here is Fred:

Life for women under the Taliban and similar governments ought to inspire anger and indignation in everybody, especially human rights advocates. I’m constantly surprised, however, by the apparent apathy among many who say they care about the rights of women and other minorities. I doubt, for example, that our television networks have spent as much time exposing the horrors of life for millions of women in pre-liberation Iraq and Afghanistan as they’ve spent covering Abu Ghraib. For some reason, everyday atrocities such as the endemic beatings, honor killings and forced marriages of women just don’t seem to be newsworthy.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is not a arguement, this is fact. One that has been written upon numerous times by the "liberal" press. It doesn't stick. Yet.
FT is building his coalition through true, but untried means.
There are countless reasons why the U.S. should be at war, however those reasons go unchecked by the American public. Why?