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May 23, 2005
Another One Bites The Truth
Eight-million Iraqi voters have finished risking their lives to endorse freedom and defy fascism. Three things happen in rapid succession. The right cheers. The left demurs. I walk away from a long-term intimate relationship. I'm separating not from a person but a cause: the political philosophy that for more than three decades has shaped my character and consciousness, my sense of self and community, even my sense of cosmos.
Devastating, and similar to my own conversion from partisan liberal Democrat to "indepedent moderate" (briefly) to full-on Republican hack. You ignore the nonesense and venom and hate coming from the left for a time, until the day comes you can't ignore it, and then you fixate on it. And then within a week or a month you depart from that politics, and soon after you begin to find those flaws unforgivable and disgraceful.
Thanks to NickS.
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