“Perspectives” , November 21, 2005
“The person on the other side is not evil — they just have a different perspective.” – Chris Mathews, NBC ‘journalist’ (Speech to political science students at the University of Toronto, November 20, 2005)
For anyone who believes that Chris Mathews ever had any credibility his statement Monday should disabused them of that belief. Purposefully killing innocent civilians is evil. It is not a “perspective.”
Let us ask Chris Mathews a question: If President Bush decided to use nuclear weapons on terrorist training camps, that would be just “a different perspective”? Right? Of course not – Republicans can’t have “a different perspective” only liberals, socialists and communists. The left would condemn it in a second. What Mathews is saying is, “Everyone’s opinion is equally valid, unless they are a Republican. There are no facts, just perspectives.”
People who consistently fight for everyone’s freedom are derided while those who fight to control others are lauded? The principles must be clearly stated: there are differences, but they are NOT “perspectives” they are absolutes – freedom or slavery. Life or death.