FW: London Daily Mail article

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John T. Reed

London Daily Mail editorial 1/6/2009

Obama's Victory--A British view

A victory for the hysterical Oprah Winfrey, the mad

racist preacher Jeremiah Wright, the US 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, Moore, 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 !


Anonymous said...

Funny... how come when BHO was sworn in, all we saw were multitudes of foreign newspapers & other foreign media outlets excitedly welcoming BHO as the new POTUS?

I don't have time to research this, but I wonder if it's truly from "Europe." It doesn't sound very European in nature.

Even if it is, it's more boring blah blah blah from idiotic conservatives. Doesn't matter where they're from - here or there - none of them make much sense and seem capable only of throwing temper tantrums that would make a 2 year old w/ADD blush.

If you have a real, rational argument against Obama - and not some racist diatribe - go right ahead. BHO has been all about: give me opposing viewpoints that make sense & I'll be glad to consider your suggestions.

This post: not much there. Feh.

Celia said...

I'm willing to accept that this really is from the Mail, since the Mail is an utter rag full of hideous right-wing shit and has been since it started (fun fact: in the 1930s, before we were at war with Germany, the Mail wrote articles in support of Hitler and the Nazi regime, and there are pictures of the then editor posing with Hitler. And yes, there were anti-Semitic articles to go with it too)

SJT said...

From what I can tell following the link at top, this isn't from the Mail but (most likely) from a Canadian newspaper editorial.

What's funny is that this piece has been edited to excluded a few more paragraphs bashing McCain and Palin.

Of course it doesn't matter if it was the Mail or the Times or Herald or whatever, its still a load of whiny garbage.

Avery said...

"A victory for the hysterical Oprah Winfrey"? This must be written by the biggest snob imaginable.

Anonymous said...

From what I can tell this comes from the Toronto Sun. What's really funny is that the aritcle starts out with the claim that it was emailed to him from "a young friend", presumably a college student. This admission could mean two things:

1) It really was some whiny, ignorant college student choking on sour grapes, meaning that a so called professional writer was willing to use it as his own material.

2) The writer knew it was crap and made up the "young friend" attribution in order to try and deny that he would really think/write such nonsense. "No, it wasn't me who wrote this garbage, it was some kid"

Hilarious and pathetic all rolled into one.

Anonymous said...

"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..."

Uh, was the writer of this diatribe looking in the mirror when s/he was writing this sentence (amongst many others)? Interesting how they project their own attributes/attitudes/beliefs onto so-called "liberal zealots."

BrianX said...

John T. Reed is a bit of a weirdo -- slams fake real estate gurus with one hand while he shills his own books with the other. IIRC he's a hard-core libertarian who regularly takes random swipes at liberals in the middle of otherwise rational writings. I recommend his evaluations of real estate gurus, but I do not recommend his political writings.

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