Last April, I wondered how Thomas Friedman gained the reputation as “one of the most, if not the most, thoughtful columnists in America.” He never seem to offer anything more than the “conventional [liberal] wisdom with just a little bit of a twist.” Given his appeal, his columns do aoffer a window into the liberal mindset.
THE Associated Press reported last week that Fidel Castro, the former president of Cuba, wrote an opinion piece on a Cuban Web site, following a Republican Party presidential candidates’ debate in Florida, in which he argued that the “selection of a Republican candidate for the presidency of this globalized and expansive empire is — and I mean this seriously — the greatest competition of idiocy and ignorance that has ever been.”
When Marxists are complaining that your party’s candidates are disconnected from today’s global realities, it’s generally not a good sign. But they’re not alone.
So, Tom, you’re telling me that Marxists who silence dissent in their regimes are particularly attuned to global realities? And, um, Marxists tend not to have the highest opinion of American conservatives.
Maybe that explains why American liberals have long been so enamored with Mr. Castro. Et tu, Thomas?