These folks aren't liberals.
They are stupid.
Beofre SAWB can get up here and tell us all that these people have anything to do with liberal thought, I'll take a page out of the neo-con playbook and launch a pre-emptive strike. Against people like Galloway, Ensler and Fonda.
These folks are pretty much scum.
Now, out of the three, Fonda is by far the most naive and least destructive. It is only a testament to the place of beautiful women in culture that she was ever a starlet, and a case of culture backlash that she is still garnering headlines. The worst thing one can do to her is ignore her and change the channel. Fade away, honey.
Then there is this Eve Ensler chick who pretty much eptiomizes the place where feminism should loathe to go. What used to be a vast movement based on equal rights, equal pay and equla justice has been usurped by Me First and the Gimmie Gimmeies. Feminism weeps if this is what its come to. Hell, she takes all the femininity out of the belief structure, and she won't look people in the eyes when speaking to them. That suggests to me a lack of confidence that can only come with spewing lies. I don't give a crap about her silly book. If this is what women are supposed to aspire to, no wonder "feminism" has become a dirty word.
Then there is Galloway. If anyone, anyone on the left is wondering why people who agree with us continue to walk away it is because folks like him have our microphone. Well, here's the lesson kids, and I realized this last night when my Moms looked me straight in the eye and told me I wasn't really a liberal.
We on the left are not attaching to these people to further our causes, they are attaching to us to increase their relevancy. We need to garner up a housecleanin,' folks. We need to retake our legacy: liberalism is based in the belief structrues of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Paine, Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, Harriet Tubman, Franklin Roosevelt, Susan B. Anthony. We walk in the paths made by giants, when will we act like it? By God we've got to get our microphone back.