Ann Coulter, Maoism, and Wikipedia

I do not much like Ann Coulter, but I reserve the right to agree with her whenever she is right. I have not yet read all of On the Seventh Day, God Rested and Liberals Schemed, but from what I saw on Hatless in Hattiesburg, she is on the right track:

Of course liberalism is a religion. It has its own cosmology, its own miracles, its own beliefs in the supernatural, its own churches, its own high priests, its own saints, its own total worldview, and its own explanation of the existence of the universe. In other words, liberalism contains all the attributes of what is generally known as “religion.”

Also seen on Hatless in Hattiesburg, I need to at least look at Jaron Lanier’s “Digital Maoism: The Hazards of the New Online Collectivism:”

The problem is in the way the Wikipedia has come to be regarded and used; how it’s been elevated to such importance so quickly. And that is part of the larger pattern of the appeal of a new online collectivism that is nothing less than a resurgence of the idea that the collective is all-wise, that it is desirable to have influence concentrated in a bottleneck that can channel the collective with the most verity and force.

Yes, it is about Wikipedia, my continuing obsession and the reason (or excuse) for my light blogging. At least my readers do not have to hear about it every day.

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