“The people had forfeited the confidence of their government.”
Kurt “KuBa” Barthel (left) and Bertolt Brecht.
Dear, oh dear… the heart just breaks for the beautiful people, the enlightened sorts who know everything better than all the commoners (or those who are categorized as lowly commoners because they dare disagree with the self-acclaimed omniscients). The beautiful souls just keep suffering unaccountable ballot box setbacks despite incessantly proclaiming their own unassailable wisdom to all humanity – from every available microphone, in front of any flattering camera and from every printed page.
They confidently crow that most of the astuteness relegated to mankind was bestowed upon them. Yet why is it that the inferior plebeians don’t simply vote as their intellectual and moral superiors dictate?
The latest to bemoan the inherent unfairness of the democratic processes are posh and posh-wannabe Brits. Along with European high priests of multiculturalism (and their better-than-their-lessers cronies everywhere) they had just been awfully gobsmacked to learn that they lost the referendum on the UK’s continued stay in the EU. Continue reading
Omar Mateen – Did someone need radicalize him or was he radical to begin with?
Almost two years ago, I wrote a column which dealt with the spurious notion that young Muslims in the West are not really responsible when they perpetrate terrorist atrocities. They are somehow the victims of unseen manipulators.
Tendentious opinion-molders and cynical agenda-pushers (like Barack Obama) maintain that these manipulators mustn’t be named. Others cautiously call them “radical Islamists.”
But both the Obama cheerleaders and the Obama detractors share the premise that young Muslims might be susceptible to radicalization – note the passive tone.
Something is done to these Muslim youths – they don’t freely choose their direction but are led down the dark garden path by nefarious others. The “devil” makes them do it… Continue reading