Thank God for Breitbart.com.
The left, notwithstanding the comparative clarity now granted it by the right's chaos, has for decades wondered (and wandered) somehow aimlessly about its philosophical grounding. Yes, there were those thrillingly unifying causes of yesteryear, civil rights and Vietnam; but also came all that disruptive McGovern business, the right's ascendancy, world socialism's p.r. collapse and Marxism's confoundingly scattered post- and neo- varieties and postmodernism's dynamiting of transcendent truths and then more rightward ascendancy and finally the left was holding on to little more than single-payer healthcare--and now even that appears unattainable for another half-century.
Is that all there is? asks the left. What does it really stand for, what is it that it really believes?
Enter Breitbart today in a self-promotional CPAC-seminar piece: "The left comes from a singular philosophy; increase centralized control over citizens."
Whew! Thank you.