Wednesday, December 27, 2006
I Did Not Plagerize This
Jimmy Carter is not so much anti-Semite as anti-intellectual, not so much a Jew-hater as a boor. The real explanation behind his limitless hostility to Israel is a total lack of any moral understanding.
Carter wants to do what's just. His heart's in the right place. He just can't figure out what the right is. He is, and always has been, a man of good intentions bereft of good judgment. He invariably finds himself defending tyrants and dictators at the expense of their oppressed peoples. Not because he is a bad man, but because he is a confused man.
Carter subscribes to what I call the Always Root for the Underdog school of morality. Rather than develop any real understanding of a conflict, immediately he sides with the weaker party, however wicked or immoral.
I don't find it surprising that he was one of our most religious presidents. Extreme religiosity often goes hand-in-hand with a blindness to reality.
Are you saying he's blind to reality because he's extremely religious or that a person who is blind to reality usually shares the same characteristics as someone who is extremely religious?