The Examiner reports:
About 1,000 Muslims and Leftist anti-war activists met at Union Square in New York City on Sunday for a “Stop War/Terrorism/Islamophobia” rally. The rally was organized by a coalition of leftist anti-war activists, including the ANSWER Coalition, and Muslim groups, including the Islamic Circle of North America and the Muslim Peace Coalition USA.
According to a counterprotester on the scene, “Besides the sea1 of them, there were two Christians peacefully preaching about how Jesus died for our sins, and the police told them to leave because they were “disturbing people.” ...
One of the event organizers is quoted in discussing their party, which he names as "the Party for Socialism and Liberation."
Ha, yes. Socialism and Liberation -- a pairing as unlikely as the Gravy & Biscuit Diet and Astonishing Weight Loss. Or Unprecedented Deficit Spending and Prosperity. So unlikely, indeed, that we must ask, "But would that go with Potio-section or the Adynata?"
Such a proposal is, after all, an obvious fit for the School of Comparative Irrelevance from Umberto Eco's Foucault's Pendulum.2 I'm tempted to put Socialism and Liberation in the Adynata along with such subjects as Morse syntax and the history of antarctic agriculture, but I believe it belongs in the Oxymoronics department, which deals with contradictions in terms. Socialism's history has proven beyond question that it is in direct conflict with liberation.