Coulteral Leninism?

Earlier, almost reflexively, before I had time to consider the political ramifications, I expressed agreement with Glenn Reynolds' view that what someone does sexually really doesn't matter:

. . .Glenn really doesn't care whether Kos is gay. Nor do I. It's about as relevant to me as what he eats with his morning coffee. . .
Now that I've had time to think it over, I'm realizing that this statement might very well be considered Leninistic!

For example, here's Ann Coulter (in her bestseller, Godless) specifically attributing this I-could-care-less-about-sex meme to Vladimir Lenin:

Sex . . .[i]s a natural function that should carry no more moral consequence than drinking a glass of water, as their demiurge Lenin said.
That's pretty scary, don't you think? For starters, it explains the thinking behind the fluoridation of water plot.

But what truly scares me is that while I've expressed similar not-caring-about-sex sentiments before, it now turns out that whether I knew it or not, such thoughts are Leninist in nature. And this time, I was agreeing with Glenn Reynolds when I failed to care about another blogger's sex life. I realize that there are people who might call such thinking immoral, but until today I had not known that it was a form of Communism!

The implications of this are disturbing indeed. Because, if Lenin thought sex was the moral equivalent of drinking a glass of water, and I said pretty much the same thing, then that must mean that I am a Leninist -- a Communist! And, if I spouted Leninism by way of expressing agreement with Glenn Reynolds, well, what does that suggest about him?

Might that mean that Glenn Reynolds is a Communist? Well, I suppose he might be a Cultural Leninist, like Tony Blair. But Cultural Leninist, Cultural Marxist, same difference.

All telltale signs point to Commies of one stripe or another.

But, lest anyone think I am venturing off into the never-never land of paranoid conspiracy theories, let me hasten to add that I have more proof.

All you need to do is simply read the following facts, and simply connect the dots:

  • Hillary Clinton is the quintessential Cultural Marxist.
  • By Glenn's own admission, the Kos scandal (in which Glenn now figures prominently) is a Hillary Clinton plot.
  • In all probability, Ann Coulter secretly wants Hillary Clinton to be elected president.
  • As documented recently, Ann Coulter and Glenn Reynolds are both author-members of a "new breed of right-wing wannabes."
  • What this means is that by the mere act of saying I didn't care about Kos's sex, I may have inadvertently assisted the Coulter-Clinton-Reynolds, Marxist-Leninist conspiracy.

    These days, you can't be too careful.

    UPDATE: A couple of very important points. While I thought I could rest up (and catch some Zs) after exposing this complex operation, via Justin, I now see that Glenn Reynolds has the audacity to not even hide his role!

    And on top of that Dean Esmay in the comments below has accused me and my thoughtful commenters of being "Trotskyist traitors!" (As opposed to "Trotskyite" traitors -- which is a very different deal.)

    Obviously, I'm on the right track!

    UPDATE (06/25/06): Thanks Pajamas Media for the link. Yes, we should be afraid, very afraid.

    But if only we could remember that we have nothing to fear but sex itself!

    UPDATE (06/30/06): Via Glenn Reynolds, Chris Hitchens discusses the history of an American thirst.

    This Coulteral Leninism stuff is harder than drinking water!

    (As always, the devil is in the details. . .)

    posted by Eric on 06.23.06 at 06:18 PM


    Coulter misquotes. I believe that was Alexandra Kollontai who had the glass-of-water metaphor. Lenin denounced it; proletarian sexual morality, for him, was to be at least as strict as bourgeois morality.

    Withywindle   ·  June 23, 2006 8:02 PM

    As for me, I will be unconcerned about another person's sexual orientation, because I will assume that they are normal- that they are attracted to the opposite sex. Guess what? Overwhelmingly, I will be correct, since Homosexuals comprise 1.2 percent of Americans according to a US government GAO study. I'll also assume that most people I meet aren't stutterers either. Stutterers comprise three percent of Americans.

    I will treat people with both afflictions the same, with restraint and courtesy. Why? Because I like stutterers and Homosexuals? I am a Stutterphile or a homophile? No. It's because I consider myself well bred and a person of honor and distinction does not make fun of another person's infirmities. Does that make me a Leninist? I think not.

    Lou Wheeler   ·  June 23, 2006 8:14 PM

    That is a great strategy though. If you don't like what someone says (or more likely you don't like the political stripe of the person that said it), say that Stalin/Lenin/Hitler/Goebbals said exactly that very thing. By the time, it has been established as a misquote, the news cycle has moved on.

    nic   ·  June 23, 2006 10:52 PM

    I denounce you all as Trotskyist traitors.

    Dean Esmay   ·  June 24, 2006 2:14 AM

    The conspiracy goes deeper than you imagine, Eric.

    I recently learned that Lenin liked ice cream. I like ice cream! The shame is too horrible.

    Daniel Berczik   ·  June 24, 2006 10:14 AM

    Yes, nic. I am fairly certain Lenin, despite his many flaws, was in favor of continued respiration, at least for Party members. Likewise for occassional blinking and assiduous mopping of the bum. We are all Leninists now, or at least I hope so.

    megapotamus   ·  June 24, 2006 12:12 PM

    The nexus question for the CV-Reynolds-Lenin conspiracy linkage is this: Was Lenin ever known to amuse himself by stuffing puppies into a blender?

    Axel Kassel   ·  June 24, 2006 2:24 PM

    Now it's all Lenin's fault. Great.

    I wonder if Ann Coulter has children. Having Ann Coulter as a mother is probably even worse than being Chelsea Clinton.

    Ivan Lenin   ·  June 24, 2006 3:02 PM

    FWIW Someone who doesn't care about a subject, won't discuss it or write about it. So what is it about Kos' sexual orientation - or Anne Coulter's -that cause this little hypervent?

    Moneyrunner   ·  June 25, 2006 10:41 AM

    So what is it about Kos' sexual orientation - or Anne Coulter's...?

    Well, I don't know about Kos; but I'm closer to learning about Coulter's.

    She's just playing hard to get with the restraining order. I think she digs me.

    Gekkobear   ·  June 25, 2006 1:30 PM

    The version I heard was that Emma Goldman originated the glass-of-water metaphor. She reportedly told it to Lenin, apparently trying to convince him that the new Workers' Paradise in Russia should include Free Love. Lenin's reaction was to pick up a glass of water, and then pour the water out until the glass was empty. It was supposed to be his way of saying, "Not in this Workers' Paradise, sweetie."

    Bilwick   ·  June 27, 2006 8:23 AM

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