There’s so much analysis of the US election result it’s hard to know where to start.
As a member of Robert Manne’s
pro-Labor, left-liberal intelligentsia,
I’ve been mainly reading the handwringing by Democratic commentators and followers.
this morning is refreshing. Those of us on the left in Australia still shell
shocked by the victories of both Howard and Bush would do well to read it.
I take issue with Kottke on one point. Evangelical Christians, amongst
whom I count myself, are not a homogeneous group. Sure there’s a vocal group,
maybe the majority, who regard George Bush as God’s president. But there’s
lots of us who regard social equity, sovereign rights of states and use of
war only as a last resort as extremely important.
Please remember this when thinking about Evangelical Christians. Remember it
was also an evangelical Christian,
Wilber William Wilberforce, who led
the fight in England to abolish slavery.