You are being watched. As we were deciding how to crop this image of a bowl of glass baubles (x 3.25) in the kitchen, we discovered our own Pentax Optio 450 camera lens looking back at us (inset) in the reflection.
"What do my colleagues think?" wonders blogfriend Richard Landes in his latest Augean Stables must-read about the subtle and not-so-subtle tactics of intimidation employed by multi-culti, p.c. groupthinkers in academia. His blog is inaccessible at the moment because of an early-morning Instalanche. Can you say mixed blessing? Meanwhile, here is what we were trying to enter into Richard's comments before being timed out:
That letter from Mr. Tate sent chills up my spine. A cold-hearted coward, I'd say. PLUS, like the good folks of MESA, he's projecting his own evil motives onto the other.
That "growing band of highly credible public intellectuals who could have chosen to keep their dissenting views to themselves but decided instead to put their reputations and careers on the line for the sake of truths that badly needed to be spoken" mentioned above by Diane in the comments put me in mind of the early Christians. There is nothing like the courage of one's convictions in the face of what I call -- in Natan Sharansky's term -- "fear societies, heavy and lite."
As Oriana Fallaci said -- and I am forever quoting at my blog -- "If an atheist and a pope think the same things, there must be something true. It's that simple! There must be some human truth here that is beyond religion."
I'm no Catholic, but I do think that Pope Benedict XVI is an important ally in our struggle. Check out my latest post for related thoughts: "The Holy Father is not interested in public opinion polls." Keep up the good fight!
Be sure to head back to Richard's later on once the hits from Instapundit slow down. Our distinguished friend is on the front lines of the culture wars, and it's up to us here behind the lines to keep the home fires of moral support burning.
Update: We tried accessing Augean Stables early afternoon and got this message:
This website is currently being moved to a different server. The change should finalize shortly. Please check back soon.
Now we're wondering whether it wasn't the Instalanche that made the site inaccessible but an intentional attack?