COSERVATIVES AND THE SUICIDE OF THE WEST
By Cliff Kincaid
August 11, 2010
James Burnham’s 1964 classic, The Suicide of the West, was on my mind when I heard that Rush Limbaugh had homosexual entertainer Elton John perform at his wedding. Limbaugh is a great conservative entertainer, but he could have picked better entertainment at his own wedding. Such a decision carries great weight. It says that Limbaugh himself is giving up on fighting the social and cultural war and that he wants to “make peace” with the Hollywood left that has been so determined to vilify and destroy him.
Then I heard that Ann Coulter is speaking at the GOProud homosexual convention and that Republican Senator John Cornyn of Texas is making an appearance at the homosexual Log Cabin Republican dinner. Before that, Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels had called for a “truce” in the cultural war. It looks like surrender or suicide to me.
The Burnham book is about liberalism being the ideology of suicide. Why are so many conservatives ready to jump to our deaths by pretending that liberalism’s practitioners can be appeased or accommodated? It is because money takes precedence over anything else. The gays pay good money, and they have lots of it. Some Republicans want some of the largesse.