And reveals one of the creeping evils of the emergent Left. Of course we all know that Salon is akin to a supermarket tabloid, but without the charm. It's a Left wing rag used to promote whatever Leftist trends happen to be all the rage while spewing hatred based on whatever religion, ethnicity or nationality is in vogue. Like most leftist rags.
Anyway, so one of its little elves tweeted this piece of fine scholarship and deep learning:
Yep. That Bible doesn't make sense, it's so not like the fine literary output of the 21st century. The best comeback comes from our own Nate Winchester:
The same thing the Salon contributor said, of course, could be applied to almost any literature not of the last few generations and not written in the English language. Pick a work from someone who lived thousands of years ago: Herodotus, Sophocles, Plutarch, why the list is endless. Pick the Quran. Pick the Bhagavad Gita. There is no end to literature, old and ancient, secular or religious, that doesn't conform to the standards of today (which is a point in their favor in most cases).
Of course comedy ensues in the comments because almost anyone with an IQ higher than a fruit fly's can see the obvious problem with such a stupid, vacant, brain dead analysis. Remember when liberalism promised a world of enlightenment and tolerance and curiosity about all the peoples from all of the world throughout all of the ages? Liberal broken promise #401,793,824,708,931,824,709.
But seriously, it speaks to a creeping, disturbing trend of unremitting evil emerging in our millennial age, especially among those to the Left of center.
That trend is the growing tendency for up and coming millennial-agers to have nothing but contempt and disdain for anything not produced since 1992. It involves a hatred of anyone and everything to do with anything not Now. This, mixed with the hatred of the Christian West and its bastard child America that is taught in our schools and popular culture, is producing a growing desire to see eradicated almost anything and anyone to do with that cultural heritage.
I'd like to think we will stop it in time. If not, then I at least hope that the enablers of this movement of death and destruction, of nihilism and ignorance, will realize what part they played in allowing it to happen.
Consider that scene in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade where Elsa, the female antagonist, is at a Nazi rally in Berlin. Bad girl that she is, she still has a legitimate love for history, archaeology and the gift of learning. So it kills her to see the madness, to see the Nazis in the torchlight processional throwing precious books onto a blazing bonfire. A tear streams down her cheek as she realizes just who and what she has aligned with. I hope the enablers of this modern Leftist movement will have the same tears on their cheeks as one author, one artist, one composer, one thinker and one hero after another is burned to ashes from the Left's increasing hatred of anything not Now.