Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Camille Paglia Rips Liberal Media and Celebrity Atheists

Have you noticed the liberal media's virtual blackout on the Planned Parenthood baby parts scandal? Sure you have, and so has the notoriously pro-choice, atheist lesbian, Camille Paglia. Here she is:

Now let me give you a recent example of the persisting insularity of liberal thought in the media. When the first secret Planned Parenthood video was released in mid-July, anyone who looks only at liberal media was kept totally in the dark about it, even after the second video was released. But the videos were being run nonstop all over conservative talk shows on radio and television. It was a huge and disturbing story, but there was total silence in the liberal media. That kind of censorship was shockingly unprofessional. The liberal major media were trying to bury the story by ignoring it. Now I am a former member of Planned Parenthood and a strong supporter of unconstrained reproductive rights. But I was horrified and disgusted by those videos and immediately felt there were serious breaches of medical ethics in the conduct of Planned Parenthood officials. But here's my point: it is everyone's obligation, whatever your political views, to look at both liberal and conservative news sources every single day. You need a full range of viewpoints to understand what is going on in the world.

Paglia's no less scathing about celebrity atheists, like Richard Dawkins:

I regard them as adolescents. I say in the introduction to my last book, "Glittering Images", that "Sneering at religion is juvenile, symptomatic of a stunted imagination." It exposes a state of perpetual adolescence that has something to do with their parents-- they're still sneering at dad in some way. ... I'm speaking here as an atheist. I don't believe there is a God, but I respect every religion deeply. All the great world religions contain a complex system of beliefs regarding the nature of the universe and human life that is far more profound than anything that liberalism has produced. We have a whole generation of young people who are clinging to politics and to politicized visions of sexuality for their belief system. They see nothing but politics, but politics is tiny. Politics applies only to society.There is a huge metaphysical realm out there that involves the eternal principles of life and death. The great tragic texts, including the plays of Aeschylus and Sophocles, no longer have the central status they once had in education, because we have steadily moved away from the heritage of western civilization.

"It exposes a state of perpetual adolescence." You know, like, let's stick it to the Man! 

Well said, Camille.



LL said...

I think that a lot of liberals are the way that they are specifically to punish their parents (even if said parents are dead). The failure to report the vast and unrestricted sale of dead babies/baby organs by PP is only to acknowledge the morally bankrupt nature of the mainstream media.

LSP said...

Couldn't agree more. It's all general Lee's fault.