Can I do some serious boasting about the quality people who come to this site? Yes, yes I can . (Or as Obama’s fans say, Si, se puede!) With every post I write, I get the ball rolling and you all take off, combining your erudition, humor, and insights into a fabulous melange of intellectual wonderfulness. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I’m always honored that you chose Bookworm Room as an intellectual hang-out.
So, a little more boasting about my readers? I’ve been referencing Pastor Martin Niemoeller lately, he of “First they came” fame. This is because I believe that the IRS attack on political groups that Democrats don’t like is the first link in that chain. We have to stand up and fight now, even if we weren’t specifically a conservative organization applying for tax-exempt status or a conservative millionaire demonized by Obama’s campaign machine.
One of my wonderful readers wrote a satirical version of Niemoeller’s poem, straight out of the mouth’s of Progressives. As with all good satires, it works perfectly because it exposes an ugly truth about an ideology that drapes itself in hypocritical piety.