– There’s been a push lately to compare the Taliban to the right wing of American politics, and I can see the logic of the view. But the left wing has a lot in common with the Taliban as well. The Taliban destroyed the 1,600-year-old pair of ten-story Buddhas’carved into a mountainside. In this country, it is the leftists who endeavor to remove all religious symbols from public places. The Taliban forced women to cover up, and in this country, it’s the feminists who complain about things like the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. Pork was not allowed to be served anywhere under the Taliban, and there is a faction of the left that would do the same here, with all meat products. And I would bet that leftists also tend to grow beards at a greater rate than the general population.