Tuesday, January 30, 2007

The Blind Suzanne Fields



Syndicated columnist Suzanne Fields has a problem that is symptomatic of many political writers in the mainstream media today. She isn't looking at reality from a standpoint of an American. Instead, she's promoting magical thinking from the standpoint of a ideologue who is blind to any idea she deems a threat to the borders of her ideology. It's one of the most dangerous viewpoints to buy into, and fewer Americans today - fewer than ever - are buying into it.

Fields' journalistic attempt to raise President George W. Bush and Newt Gingrich to the level of a Biblical prophet is incredibly insulting to the sensibilities of most Americans who envision a better world and share common values, especially when she lends her opinion that those inspired by the Koran subscribe to an Apocalyptic belief, knowing fully well that a fundamentalist's view of the Bible is no different. What is doubly insulting is that Fields is appealing for us to bind together while employing a stark ideological rationale. Ms. Field reaches for the lowest common denominator to make a ludicrous point.

An obvious partisan who will say just about anything to punish a non-Republican, Fields is willing to brazenly trash the longstanding American tradition of foreign-policy diplomacy in order to support a small group of people who hijacked that traditional foreign policy when George W. Bush was shoe-horned into power and whose collective ideology, up to this time, has proven to to a bitter failure in action, stoking the fires of extremism in our world for six long years - generating war where war never had to happen.

Fields should be ashamed of writing a piece of trash like this column, but I'm sure she would never see it that way. There are none so blind as those who will not see. If this opinion sounds particularly strong to you, it's because I'm sick and tired of colunmists who are so irresponsible that they would employ such garbage reasoning in their mainstream journalism, and I'm angry with our country's print news papers for printing such trash. When you subscribe to a prophecy of doom, all you get is more doom. We need idea political columnists who are not cheerleading magical-thinking dolts whose imaginations are only as wide as their ideological borders.

Examples:

- Calling Mitt Romney a prophet for what amounts to making equivocal statements when contrasting Russian communism with extremism in the Middle East.

- Calling McCain a prophet for wanting to pull Israel into NATO at the worst possible time in history to do so. (Walter Isaacson and I have a much better idea - when are we going into the Bible with Newt 'n Mitt, already??)

- Calling Bush a prophet because his unforgiveable failures are "unpopular" now, but maybe someday...

- Attacking John Edwards for daring to state the glaringly obvious - we need to pull all nations in the region into diplomatic dealings.

3 comments:

TomCat said...

Shouldn't she consider, "Blessed are the peace makers for they shall be called the children of God."

Iddybud said...

It wouldn't fit her agenda, would it, tomcat? I mean, when Jesus said "Love your enemies", He probably meant don't torture and kill them.

TomCat said...

Do you really think so? After all, he DID tell Bush to invade Iraq, didn't he? :-S