Maybe I was wrong about Jimmy Carter
I've long considered Jimmy Carter the worst U.S. president. Beyond that, I've become convinced that he is an immoral man who has sided with those opposed to Israel out of an inherent anti-semitism. Tonight, I read an article that argues that Carter is not so much an anti-semite as he is just anti-intellectual.
Carter wants to do what's just. His heart's in the right place. He just can't figure out what the right is. He is, and always has been, a man of good intentions bereft of good judgment. He invariably finds himself defending tyrants and dictators at the expense of their oppressed peoples. Not because he is a bad man, but because he is a confused man.Upon further reflection, I'm still convinced he has deep seated anti-semitism, but I will grant this authors point that Carter's poor judgment can be attributed as much to stupidity as to racism.
CARTER SUBSCRIBES to what I call the Always Root for the Underdog school of morality. Rather than develop any real understanding of a conflict, immediately he sides with the weaker party, however wicked or immoral.