Monday, August 23, 2010
As always, I wondered what was going on inside of Sean's head. Surely he knows how misleading his rhetoric is.... could he really believe what he is saying?
Yes and no.
I think it comes down to the end justifying the means. I think he is so fixated on the defeat of "liberalism" that any tool that puts him closer to that end is a good thing.
It reminds me of an incident that I have mentioned on this blog before. I was attending a church bible study and the group of 15-20 of had drifted off into a conversation about child rearing. I was expressing my concern about navigating the process of educating my children about my faith without crossing the line into indoctrination. Whatever faith, or lack thereof, that my children chose, I want it to be an honest choice.
A little taken aback by my perspective, one of the ladies in the room looked at me and said, "What is wrong with indoctrinating your children when you know you are right?"
I think truth and honesty quit being the goal for men like Sean Hannity a long time ago. Winning is the goal, and whatever it takes to get there is fair game. People and truth have become commodities to be traded; and it all can be justified because Sean knows he is right.
Posted by Andrew at 2:09 PM