Thursday, July 15, 2004
There is one thing about the christian right than I admire very much: their activism. They possess all the energy, commitment, and organization that a successful democratic movement requires. These are not affluent or high-status persons- they are just plain folks who are fed up with the state of the country and want to do something to change it. It is a hopeful sign that, properly inspired, Americans are still capable of mass democratic participation. Which makes their wrong-headedness so sad.
So as we criticize the religious right for its counterproductive and intolerant politics, we can also learn from them. After all, they are only doing what the left used to do. And had better do again.