What’s the quintessential leftist cause? It’s the one you see on a gazillion bumper stickers: Free Tibet. Every college in the US has a Free Tibet society: There’s the Indiana University Students for a Free Tibet, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison Students for a Free Tibet, and the Students for a Free Tibet University of Michigan Chapter. Everyone’s for a free Tibet, but no one’s for freeing Tibet. Idealism as inertia is the hallmark of the movement.
Mark seems to think that Liberals are very good at rationalizing inaction while tolerating genocide. Kind of what the Right did during Spain’s Civil War and later when Europe became the Third Reich. Perhaps the people of Darfur will get lucky and Angelina Jolie will adopt them.