Battlepanda: Occupying the moral high ground


Always trying to figure things out with the minimum of bullshit and the maximum of belligerence.

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Occupying the moral high ground

I'm glad that at least one of my fellow liberal bloggers, PZ Myers, was able to overcome the temptation of schadenfreude at the news that Rush Limbaugh was detained at the Palm Beach airport for having a bottle of Viagra with someone else's name on it.
I think Limbaugh is a lying hypocritical scumbag, but what alarms me more here is the way airport security and customs has become an arm of fascism: a way to invade the privacy of the individual, all in the name of protecting us from the faceless evil of the other. A guy, I don't care who it is, traveling with one bottle of Viagra is not a threat, and this shouldn't have warranted even a prim finger wagging with eyebrow raised from an inspector.
Well said, PZ.

And let me add that digby's insinuation about Limbaugh's reason for travelling with Viagra is as vicious, and borderline slanderous, as right-wing rumors that Bill Clinton had Vince Foster murdered.

Come on, fellow Blue Team bloggers, we're the good guys. If we don't occupy the moral high ground, no one will.