Andrew Sullivan's Pathological Narcissism

I'd now like to attack Andrew Sullivan, just because.

Sully -- who has become a bit of a leftist, Abu-Ghraib obssessed crank since Bush's call for an amendment to ban gay marriage hurt his tender feelings -- now bloviates about his HIV-improved physique and sex life in a recent Advocate column. Excitable Andy somehow has gotten it into him that the world wants him to DIE and he is courageously standing up against hiv-phobes by having GREAT sex:

I’m sorry. At the tender age of 41—a year longer than I once thought I would live—I have never felt better. HIV transformed my life, made me a better and braver writer, prompted me to write the first big book pushing marriage rights, got me to take better care of my health, improved my sex life, and deepened my spirituality.

I’m sorry. I’ll try to do better.

Yes, I take testosterone and human growth hormone, and I now weigh 190 pounds. I discovered a couple of abs in my midsection the other day. I’ll try to disguise them. Do they sell burkas online? I’ve even enjoyed sex more since I became positive—more depth, more intimacy, more appreciation of life itself. Sorry.

Yes Andrew, we know -- you're HOT! You have great sex! You are deeper than the rest of us! Don't worry about the effects that writing things like "HIV improved my sex life" in a gay mag may have on the gay negs, struggling to stay neg! It's all about you anyway! We want to know more about your sex life, your eloquence, your spirituality, and how HIV improved all of them! This HIV sounds like a great supplement! Like a super-multi-vitamin!

My psycho-babble theory about Andrew Sullivan is that his ideology is merely a reflection of his moods and psychological problems, since he seems to swing rapidly from position to position with a veneer of "thought" behind it. When he was young and gay -- which would make any normal guy rebellious, radical, and socialist -- Andrew loved Reagan and Thatcher. He was a "Good Gay" who longed for the approval of the Church elders and the right. He never went thru his rebellion stage. So when his beloved Bush (which he seemed to have an unrequited crush on) turned on him and endorsed the gay-marriage amendment, he turned against the war and the right. Now he prattles on about "Christianists" and Abu Ghraib.

It's called pathological narcissism -- an obssession about the self and an attempt to protect it from all hurt. Bush hurt your feelings? Turn against the war and join the feverish left. People saying hurtful things about HIV -- like, say, it's better to be neg than poz? Proclaim your superiority! Brag about your sex life!

What I like about Andrew Sullivan is what I like about Tom Cruise -- they can only hide their insanity in short stretches. Sooner or later, they reveal themselves and provide amusement for the rest of us.

update Dan from GayPatriot has posted a much more thoughtful piece on the question of Miss Sullivan, HIV, and the creepy "HIV improved my sex life" column.

The "Blood-Soaked Zionists are To Blame" Reflex

Every time the West absorbs a terrorist blow, the smart, clever, and progressive crowd places the blame exactly where it should be placed -- the Zionists. TigerHawk -- an incredibly astute strategician whose clear-headedness makes him a joy to read -- explains this game and overall war strategy at his must-read blog.

Our Muslim Friends

Charles Moore of The Telegraph paints a disturbing picture of Muslim non-reaction. Where are the candlelight vigils for terrorism in the name of their religion? Where is, after all, the Muslim equivalent of "Not In Our Name"? Thank God it's just a tiny minority of extremists.


Appease Now!

Great roundup of venomous, disingenuous leftists either using Jihadist terror as an excuse to push for their own anti-Western, anti-Israel views. They can't just be ignorant cowards can they?

NY Times Blames Fighting Terrorists For Terrorism

On this terrible day of Jihadist bomb blasts in London, one courageous Journalist dares to call out the real enemy -- the War in Iraq. The idiotarians never take a day off, huh? Alan Cowell quotes George Galloway as if he is not the lunatic Communist that he is but that he speaks the truth that the "mainstream politicians" don't. For shame.

Now, as long predicted and feared, his support of the war appears to have cost British lives at home. Thursday was a day of rallying behind the leader, but there were indications that the bombing could take a political toll.

No mainstream politician would say so out loud, but George Galloway, the maverick, onetime Labor legislator who had met with Saddam Hussein before the Iraq war, had no hesitation. "We argued, as did the security services in this country, that the attacks on Afghanistan and Iraq would increase the threat of terrorist attack in Britain," he said. "Tragically, Londoners have now paid the price of the government ignoring such warnings."


The French Resistance

Pretty cool article on French participation in the War on Terror. France is really "illiberal" in a lot of its internal affairs -- the good guys use this little ideosyncracy for our advantage. Could it be that I'm too tough on the French? Naah.