The Bryan Fischer Award is given to those who display astonishing levels of projection, accusing their enemies of their own worst sins. This award goes to David Horowitz, who says that liberals consider “anybody who doubts or opposes their program as the party of Satan.” No, David. We don’t believe in Satan. You do.
An authentic religion understands that only a divinity can repair the world. Progressives think they can repair the world, that’s why they’re so dangerous. And that’s why they’re so intolerant. If you believe that you can create the kingdom of heaven on earth, what crime will you not commit, what lie will you not tell? Even more, when you look at people who oppose you, you see them as the devil’s party. Very, very important to understand that…People who are called liberals, people who call themselves progressives, or leftists, or socialists see themselves as an Army of the Saints redeeming the world. They don’t believe in a divine redemption; they believe in a redemption on this earth created by them. Therefore they see anybody who doubts or opposes their program as the party of Satan.”
Wow. That is some serious projection. I don’t know any liberal who either wants to or thinks they can create “heaven on earth.” There is no such thing as heaven, or valhalla, or utopia for that matter. We do think that we can and should help make the world a better place, that we should take actions to bring greater freedom, justice and equality to those who don’t have those things. And the only people I ever hear claiming that those who disagree with them are the party of Satan are conservatives, on a daily basis.
Like Dispatches on Facebook: