Stockholm syndrome?
Posted by aogSunday, 06 February 2005 at 11:26 TrackBack Ping URL

Via Instapundit is this article about the claim that one of the big reasons the Modern American Left is losing ground on the American Street is the lunacy of many of its front men (e.g. Noam Ch0msky, Michael Moore).

Worth reading, but I was struck by this point about the Daily Kos and his infamous “they’re mercenaries, screw ‘em” remark about the four contractors killed in Fallujah. The article cites this quote from Kos about why he feels that way:

Unlike the vast majority of people in this country, I actually grew up in a war zone. I witnessed communist guerillas execute students accused of being government collaborators. I was 8 years old, and I remember stepping over a dead body, warm blood flowing from a fresh wound.

So, having watched Communist guerillas kill people, Kos ends up

  • Having a political point of view that about as friendly to Communism as one can get in the USA without actually being a Communist
  • Seeming to hate people with an anti-Communist ideology

Is it just me or is this as bizarre as it sounds?