I almost resent having to post this, because it means we are we are still taking the NYT more seriously than a doomsday prophet in a Party Bingo chat room, which is only where the problem begins.
This is the paper that — where to begin? — got the date of the moon landing wrong in Walter Cronkite’s obituary.
The joke is on them. Robert Spencer will one day get to blog that “The NYT closed its doors for the last time today” and have the last laugh.
Meanwhile, posts like this one are sadly necessary:
Breivik was driven by fantasies of seizing power, combined with steroid abuse and escapism. He used quotes from researchers into terrorism to pad out his schizophrenic worldview, combined with fantasies of multiple terrorist cells and an eventual rise to power.
This is not so different from lunatics who picked up a copy of “Catcher in the Rye” and then set off to kill a celebrity. A not uncommon event, for which J.D. Salinger bears no responsibility whatsoever.
Not only did Breivik not target Muslims, but he considered collaborating with Muslim terrorists.
“An alliance with the Jihadists might prove beneficial to both parties,” Breivik wrote. “We both share one common goal.”
Libertarians want to build sky-scrapers. Anarchists want to blow them up.
Guilt by association, which the left condemned when they claimed to be its victims in the Truman-McCarthy era, has been used by the left since it sought to tie the assassination of JFK by a Marxist from the Fair Play for Cuba Committee to the political conservatism of the city of Dallas.
But Europe’s left will encounter difficulty in equating criticism of multiculturalism with neo-Nazism. For Angela Merkel of Germany, Nicolas Sarkozy of France and David Cameron of Britain have all declared multiculturalism a failure. From votes in Switzerland to polls across the continent, Europeans want an end to the wearing of burqas and the building of prayer towers in mosques.
The flood of illegal aliens into the Canary Islands from Africa, into Italy from Libya and Tunisia, and into Greece from Turkey has mainstream parties echoing the right.
(We were just talking about that — at the shooting range, of all places — that the author of the first JFK conspiracy book, Rush to Judgement, Mark Lane, was a Communist Party member.)
However, I’m not sure why I’m supposed to care about this:
Yet Norway sent troops to Afghanistan and has participated in the bombing of Libya, where civilians have been killed and Moammar Gadhafi has himself lost a son and three grandchildren to NATO bombs.
Civilians are killed in every war. If he means “targeted” (by US/coalition soldiers) he is wrong. That the other sides use human shields is not our problem.
And why I’m meant to be especially moved by the death of Ghadafi’s kids is also puzzling.