To this readerâ€™s nose, letter writers Michael Larrea and David Baskett reveal the ignorance and intolerance the neo-con â€œilkâ€? emit against those who disagree. In their arguments against Bill Denneenâ€™s point of view, both writers eschew reasonable forms of intelligent debate and resort to vitriol and begging the question.
Mr. Larrea snidely asserts that Bill belongs to a group that is innately inconsistent. This, of course, reinforces what right-thinking Americans know about tree-huggers, liberals, and Democrats â€” they are flip-floppers. Mr. Larrea tells us 88 percent of all college professors are Democrats who â€œspewâ€? their beliefs to our young â€” implying what we should know â€” intellectuals hate America.
Mr. Baskett even goes so far as to suggest that Bill kill himself as a sacrifice to the â€œenvironment.â€? But not before offering Bill, who knows â€œnothing about mankind or the history of the United States,â€? a little history lesson that is supposed to convince us that Christianity is the official religion of the realm. Baskett doesnâ€™t mention separation of church and state, but ironically cites the Mayflower Compact (a document written over 100 years before the U.S. was even a thought) as proof. The men who wrote that document promptly adopted a policy of genocide against New England natives who had greeted them as friends, but refused to convert.
I donâ€™t often agree with Bill Denneen, but may God help us if his detractors continue to have their day.