Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Obama Submits to Islamists; G&M Approves

I've read some pretty nutty things in the Globe and Mail in my time, but for sheer lunacy it would be hard to top this, by the paper's Washington correspondent Paul Koring:
Vilifying Islamists as terrorists and refusing to deal even with popularly elected ones, such as Hamas in Gaza and Hezbollah in Lebanon, won’t work. Instead, a whole new era of American foreign policy is dawning in the Middle East. For the Obama administration, there’s a pressing need to get on the right side of history.
I dunno. "Vilifying" the likes of Hamas and Hezbo, whose raison d'etre is a genocide of the Jewish people and the termination of Israel, seems to work just fine, I'd say. I'd go even further and say that, when it comes to that demonic duo, vilification is about the only way to go. To do anything else--and to tell yourself that non-vilification somehow puts you on the right side of history--is, quite simply, deranged in an I've-been-to-see-Herr-Hitler-and-bring-you-peace-in-our-time sort of way.


Carlos Perera said...

Gee, I seem to remember some historical event . . . in _Mitteleuropa_ in the 1930s, I think . . . where some guy who looked remarkably like Charlie Chaplin and had wanted to be an artist _didn't_ get vilified enough ('cause all sorts of smart people wanted "to be on the right side of history"). As I vaguely remember, things didn't turn out so well on that occasion.

Don't trust: villify!

Jim R said...

Why is it so hard for liberals to distinguish right from wrong, good from evil, losers from winners.

Let me answer this: They are forever lost in the grass of 'nuance', forever immobilized by detail, forever finding excuses for the most atrocious human behaviors.

Most of their blood circulates in the emotions of the heart, starving reason of brain. All the signs of the inability to face reality, make decisions, grow up.

Churchill said it this way: "If you're 20 and not liberal you have no heart. If you're 40 and still liberal you have no head."