Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Editorial from the London Daily Mail, 3 Jan 2009

A victory for the hysterical Oprah Winfrey, the mad racist preacher Jeremiah Wright, the mainstream media who abandoned any sense of objectivity long ago, Europeans who despise America largely because they depend on her, comics who claim to be dangerous and fearless but would not dare attack genuinely powerful special interest groups. A victory for Obama-worshippers everywhere. A victory for the cult of the cult. A man who has done little with his life but has written about his achievements as if he had found the cure for cancer in between winning a marathon and building a nuclear reactor with his teeth. Victory for style over substance, hyperbole over history, rabble-raising over reality.

A victory for Hollywood, the most dysfunctional community in the world. Victory for Streisand, Spielberg, Soros and Sarandon. Victory for those who prefer welfare to will and interference to independence. For those who settle for group think and herd mentality rather than those who fight for individual initiative and the right to be out of step with meager political fashion.

Victory for a man who is no friend of freedom. He and his people have already stated that media has to be controlled so as to be balanced, without realizing the extraordinary irony within that statement. Like most liberal zealots, the Obama worshippers constantly speak of Fox and Limbaugh, when the vast bulk of television stations and newspapers are drastically liberal and anti-conservative. Senior Democrat Chuck Schumer said that just as pornography should be censored, so should talk radio. In other words, one of the few free and open means of popular expression may well be cornered and beaten by bullies who even in triumph cannot tolerate any criticism and opposition.

A victory for those who believe the state is better qualified to raise children than the family, for those who prefer teachers' unions to teaching and for those who are naively convinced that if the West is sufficiently weak towards its enemies, war and terror will dissolve as quickly as the tears on the face of a leftist celebrity.

A victory for social democracy even after most of Europe has come to the painful conclusion that social democracy leads to mediocrity, failure, unemployment, inflation, higher taxes and economic stagnation. A victory for intrusive lawyers, banal sentimentalists, social extremists and urban snobs.

Congratulations America!

London Daily Mail


Restless Native said...

Nice piece. I like the fact that it was heavy on substance. Dude, if we are going to turn to British tabloids for analysis we are in trouble. Their lead story right now is "Romanian immigrant raped girl so he could get English lessons in prison".

Yo Gabba Gabba said...

Wait a second, RN, are you telling me that article was facetious? I thought it truly was praising America's victory....I too am pro-Hollywood and anti-rest of America; I hate substance but adore style; I am confident a free america should have only biased liberal news outlets like PBS which scream and yell over any opposing viewpoints. Although the article did not make this point, I am also pro-puppy killing, which is another Obama plank.

GammaBoy said...

I liked this line...

For those who settle for group think and herd mentality rather than those who fight for individual initiative and the right to be out of step with meager political fashion.

This is what I was referring to in the email argument concerning being "open-minded". In my estimation, liberals have a tendency to latch on to the latest fashionable idea, champion it as unimpeachable truth, and treat those who dare argue as heretics worthy of damnation.

See fiscal stimulus, global warming, unions, race issues, etc.