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July 6, 2010 / J. Shaw

Name One Difference Between World Opinion and Left-Wing Opinion

By Dennis Prager. The Islamic world, Leftist media and the United Nations agree on virtually every international issue — on the villainy of Israel first and foremost, on support for the United Nations, on weakening American influence around the world, on opposition to the use of American force in Iraq and Afghanistan, on abolishing nuclear weapons, etc

Here’s a challenge: Can you name one difference between what the media refer to as “world opinion” and Left-wing opinion?

Take all the time you need. But no matter how much time you take, you probably won’t come up with any examples.

Here are examples of major world issues and what is deemed “world opinion.” They happen to all be Leftist views as well.

— hatred of President George W. Bush and admiration of President Barack Obama

— Manmade carbon emissions lead to global warming and devastation of the environment. Therefore, the world’s nations must tax carbon-based energy.

— The American invasion of Iraq was morally wrong, motivated by desire for oil.

— Israel is bad, as exemplified most recently by the Turkish flotilla incident.

The American free-enterprise system is inferior to Europe’s welfare-state systems.

— The American health care system is inferior to that of all other wealthy countries (see last week’s column).

This list in no way differs from a list of Leftist positions. Nor would any other list of “world opinion” positions differ in any meaningful way from Leftist positions.

Why is that?



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