Failing To Live Up To Left-Wing Ideals
by Ashley Herzog - September 14th, 2007 - Townhall.com
This month’s issue of Vanity Fair includes an investigative piece on [Arthur] Miller’s “secret son” – a boy born with Down’s syndrome whom Miller “deleted from his life.” According to the article, Miller hid his son Daniel’s existence for forty years, did not mention him in his memoirs, and didn’t even bother to leave him a piece of his immense fortune when he died in 2005.
In fact, Miller’s friends say he had no contact with Daniel since he dumped him in an overcrowded mental institution at birth (the facility was later sued over its poor conditions). He allegedly referred to his son as a “mongoloid.” Miller’s wife wanted to keep the baby, but he refused. As Thomas Lifson wrote in the American Thinker, “[Miller] ripped apart a child and mother…all because he must have been embarrassed that his son wasn't capable of being the intellectual he wanted to pretend to be himself.”
I don’t understand why everyone is so shocked. Miller belongs to a long tradition of left-wing “humanitarians” who have wagged their fingers at the unenlightened common people, scolding them for their support of capitalism and their lack of concern for the downtrodden – and yet couldn’t manage to stop using and abusing everyone around them.
This is another in a series of great articles from Ashley Herzog. Only a junior in college, Townhall.com has found a winner in this young lady if she can maintain the superior level of writing she has delivered so far. This article is a must read because of the concise history provided, history that will never be provided by the MSM about their favorite heroes.
In her article you find out things about liberal icons such as Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Karl Marx, Leo Tolstoy, Ernest Hemingway, Bertrand Russell and Jean-Paul Sartre that will amaze and disgust you.
I love Ashley's comment, "Is it just me, or does there seem to be a correlation between radical socialist views and heinous personal conduct?"
I think she is right. It is just such conduct that causes family values Republicans to over-react to the activities and arguments of the left. However OUR criticism is rarely stated with supporting documentation. We need more people like Ashley who can dispassionately argue against the "Relativists" of the left rather than simply react with exagerrated opinions that have become the standard fare of family values "social conservatives". These standard opinions will not sway those who do not already agree with the views expressed.
Is our goal to convince or to simply vent?