Sometimes, the levels of pure unadulterated stupidity that some commentators show boggles my mind.
Take, for example, this piece of drivel from James Lewis in the American Thinker. He’s decided to regale us today with a tale of how the BBC – well, actually, everyone on the political left – is to blame for any and all Islamic terror plots eminating from the United Kingdom.
No one should have been surprised when the suicide-murder squad in the Underground bombing of 7/7 turned out to be local lads. Britain has been preparing for its own demise ever since the rise of Fabian socialism around 1900. The Fabians founded the Labour Party, which has been in power now for a dozen years solid. In a parliamentary system, such power is nearly total.
12 years, you say? It sometimes seems like Tony Blair’s been around forever, but I’m pretty sure he and the Labour party were elected in 1997 which, according to my back of an envelope calculations, was a mere 9 years ago.
Still, maybe just a typo. We’ll give the author the benefit of the doubt. Moving along:
The “internationalist dream”— which is a nightmare— still pervades the hopes of all good people in Britain; nation states are constantly denigrated. That is why the Brits are such easy suckers for the elitist “coup from above” of the European Union.
I couldn’t agree more that the people of Britain are “good people” although… do I detect the merest hint of a patronising tone here?
But, “easy suckers”??? Has the author of this piece ever spoken to a real British person about the EU? You won’t find too much Euro-love from the man on the street.
He goes on:
There is a silently appalled majority in Britain watching it all happen. But they are passive. There is no Rush Limbaugh. There are some excellent blogs, but not enough.
Clearly, he’s talking about Taking Aim.
The United States can no longer be sure that Britain will stand for civilized values in the world; we have to find new allies in India, Japan, Eastern Europe, and Middle Eastern countries that are in the path of jihadi imperialism.
Yeees. Want a reliable ally in fighting British based Islamic terrorists, head right on over to the Middle East. Or Poland. That’ll work
Update: I dropped the American Thinker’s editor a line to ask him to amend the ‘Labour were in power for 12 years’ mistake. I’m happy to see it’s been changed. While looking through the article again, I also noticed the following howler:
Just recently the BBC produced a “comedy” show with airplanes flying into Westminster, in imitation of 9/11. Is 9/11 the stuff of comedy? It is for the Bolshie Beeb. The show features guest appearances by the two main “news” anchors of the BBC.
Those two main “news” anchors are Peter Snow and Philippa Forrester.
- Peter Snow used to be the presenter of Newsnight, but retired in 1998. He now presents Tomorrow’s World, and is related to Jon Snow, Channel 4’s “main” (and left-leaning) news anchor.
- As far as I know, Philippa Forrester has never presented the news, on the BBC or elsewhere. She started in kids tv (where she was incredibly cute) and now co-presents Tomorrow’s World (where she still looks pretty damn cute) with Peter Snow.
Oh dear. Some people really should be introduced to the concept of research, rather than just lifting incorrect facts from some US blogs that prefer rhetoric to truth.