Tuesday, December 27, 2005

The Lying Left Then and Now

Why is it that liberals, progressives, leftists, humanists and the like seeking a brave new world for the rest of us often resort to lying or cheating to turn their vision into reality?

The latest example of this comes to us courtesy of an L.A. Times article about liberal icon Upton Sinclair, the socialist author of 1906’s The Jungle, and the 1934 Democrat nominee for Governor of California.

It seems that Sinclair lied about the guilt of a pair of anarcho-socialist revolutionaries named Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti. The 1921 trial for this pair of murderers, and their later execution in 1927, galvanized the left in America then and to this day.

When all is said and done, Upton Sinclair is looking more and more like the phenotype for Michael Moore (Fahrenheit 9/11) (although in Sinclair’s defense, he, at least, eventually disavowed Stalin, which is more than we can say about Moore and Osama).

Here is my piece Sinclair and the Lying Left.

Here is the L.A. Times piece on Sinclair's latest lie.