Diana Hsieh offers some thoughtful analysis of my appearance as a guest on the Laura Ingraham show this Monday and I recommend it to our readers here. As Objectivist ideas percolate more and more throughout our culture, there will be times when those who oppose the philosophy push back--and even push back hard. These times won't be pretty; in fact, they may be outright horrific. For example, there will come a day when an Objectivist is murdered for his or her views and that day is going to be shocking. Yet such is the nature of our enemies.
And now there have been two experiences in my life where some of my countrymen have revealed themselves to be borderline savages. The first was when John Lewis spoke at George Mason University in an event I helped to organize. There Lewis stood firm as Islamists and their leftist sympathizers screamed at him with seething rage for his having the audacity to say that those who seek to impose their creed by force are a threat to the good and must be defeated. In the absence of the 20-plus police officers sent there to guard Lewis as he spoke, I am all but certain that he would have been strung up from the nearest tree, yet Lewis never so much as winced. And now I have my own recent experiences to draw upon.
Of all the reasons my blog post garnered the attention it did, I think the first and foremost was that I expressed my position with moral confidence. When I argued that it was moral for a woman to abort a fetus with Down syndrome and place her own interests and happiness above that of the unborn, I attacked our enemies where they are most sensitive. They believe that their mystic creed makes them good and they responded to me as anyone who relies upon blind faith as a method must. That is the nature of the beast we must grapple. We have seen this before, we will see this ever again, and we should be ready to deal with it.
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