APPEASEMENT WATCH

Two missives from the far right that are well worth airing, and that I have so far missed. The first was noted by James Taranto on OpinionJournal.com. It’s from a man called Anthony Lobaido, published on a major conservative news site, WorldNet Daily. Here’s a choice passage: “In the West, we most often see Islamic people as crazed and irrational. But have we considered that the Muslims might not be irrational when they consider America to be akin to Satan? Let’s look at the Satanic Bible. What are the values of Satan? Lust, greed, gluttony, revenge. Hmm. Sounds like American society. Is New York the head of the “Great Satan”? All that is evil in the world can be found in New York: MTV, the United Nations, the U.N. abortion programs, the Council on Foreign Relations, New Age Church of St. John the Divine, Wall Street greed, Madison Avenue manipulation and of course more confirmed AIDS cases than the rest of America combined. Let’s remember the filthy sodomite gay parade last summer in New York. Let’s remember all the New York politicians falling all over themselves to praise this sick spectacle.” Perhaps Josh Marshall will forgive me for pointing out something that is, as he would put it, “slightly off-message.” How about “disgusting,” Josh, or have you too lost a sense of the difference between “off-message” and “evil”?