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April 13, 2005

The Left And Death, Sittin' In A Tree, G-E-N-O-C-I-D-E

Several weeks ago I read a Peggy Noonan column about Terri Schiavo:

I do not understand the emotionalism of the pull-the-tube people...

The chairman of the Democratic National Committee... Democratic Underground... James Carville... They seem to have fallen half in love with death...

Those who are half in love with death will only become more red-fanged and ravenous.

When a society comes to believe that human life is not inherently worth living, it is a slippery slope to the gas chamber. You wind up on a low road that twists past Columbine and leads toward Auschwitz.

I must admit that at the time I thought Ms. Noonan was exaggerating to make a point about our country's left-wing. Oh, how wrong I was! If anything, Ms. Noonan was deliberately understating the situation. It's now clear The Left in this country is far more than HALF in love with death—as I realized when I received this invitation in the mail today:

Posted at April 13, 2005 08:45 PM | TrackBack

That's wonderful, Jonathan. I would have expected a Unitarian service, but a New Jersey abattoir is perfect no matter what church fronts for it. It's particarly nice touch that the joyous event was foretold by the magic dolphin lady. I expect Ward and Hills will be serving tuna-safe dolphin at the reception -- Hills makes a wonderful casserole -- just to get Noonan's goat.

Posted by: Harry at April 13, 2005 11:20 PM

If it is Neil Gaiman's "Death" from the "Sandman" comics they have fallen in love with...I have no qualms. She's cute.

Posted by: En Ming Hee at April 14, 2005 06:48 AM

What do you think the musical selections will be at this joyous celebration? Don't Fear the Reaper? Highway to Hell?

Posted by: blondie at April 14, 2005 09:17 PM

Since it is customary for the invitation to be issued by the bride's parents, wouldn't it be proper for the groom to be identified as MR. Death (as in the Monty Python Meaning of Life film)?

Posted by: mistah charley, ph.d. at April 14, 2005 11:04 PM


I understand they wanted a Unitarian service in the basement gulag at the Society for Ethical Culture in New York, but George Soros had already booked it for the marriage of Secularism and Fundamentalist Terrorism.

En Ming Hee,

Death comes in many guises, some of them surprising appealling... UNTIL THE WEDDING NIGHT.


That's an interesting question. I under The Left wanted those songs, but Death is a traditionalist and considers them "just noise."

mistah charley,

Both The Left and Death are ambi-sexual, as part of their long-term scheme to undermine traditional values. It's part of why they make such a great couple.

Posted by: Jonathan Schwarz at April 14, 2005 11:14 PM