We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
A quote from Jack Straw in the Scotsman (P'line found the article):
"If people looked at these cartoons and were to replace the images of the Holy Prophet with images of Jesus Christ or the Virgin Mary, they can see that, even in our culture, if they were directed at the Judeo-Christian traditions, there would be similar outrage," he said.
That relativistic, morally nihilistic, ridiculous, patently untrue and pathetic statement says everything that is wrong with the England of Tony Blair. Does that thinking imply that if England had had high inflation and a rotten economy in 1923, they would have created their own Hitler with their own Pub Putsch? Indeed, it reveals the limpness of Liberalism in the West - along with its elevation of emotion above reason. "Let's not make anyone angry." Grow up, weenies. The world isn't like that - being a wimp is not a defense strategy to protect your nation.
The Prof wonders whether the Vatican is turning relativistic...I doubt it. For a direct, refreshingly non-relativistic and classically crude take on the Middle East, try RTLC. More cheery news on the Shiite creed of the coming apocalypse and the 12th Imam in Washington Times.