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The Left, David, and Goliath.

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Submitted by Lynn (United States), Aug 30, 2010 at 09:49

It seems to me that the left prides itself in championing the cause of the "little" guy, the underdog against the mighty. Islam has somehow managed to make itself appear as if it is a less powerful force, put upon and persecuted when all the facts and the maps belie this assertion.

Though liberals like to present themselves as more educated and worldly than the rest of mankind, they are more and more revealing themselves as lacking wisdom and common sense. So, I have come to the conclusion that it is not really about right and wrong, reason and unreasonable, good and evil, it is more about appearances.

Israel looms large in the eyes of the left, and Islam appears weak and powerless in the eyes of the left, because in their reality it appears to them as if Goliath is David and David is Goliath. This echoes in the United States and the debate about Islam. The liberals have managed to make it appear as if the young United States is old, entrenched, and overbearing and the poor misunderstood Islamic form of governance beleaguered and battered. Go figure.

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