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When folks take Jesus seriously on poverty, it is characterized as a "liberal, left wing agenda." Frankly, I couldn't care less if the political agenda is right, left, middle, upside, or downside. All that matters to me is does it conform to the "likeness of Christ." Sadly, we rarely here folks like this showing much interest in exploring that....
That seems to be the latest analogy run up the flagpole by the administration. I doubt if it holds in any other way than the amount of time we intend to be there (of course, no insurgency in South Korea, where our folks are, never was, as I recall).
It is interesting how we embrace certain code words aimed at hiding what we are really arguing for--except, of course, to those already drawn into the illusion. In this piece, Dowd opines as to the underlying ideology of much that passes for conservatism in politics these days. "Manliness," in their hands, becomes little more than a euphemism for Hobbesian political ideology. Hard to imagine much that runs more counter to Christian faith than this.