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Do, as they say, read the whole thing.

So you have made history, Americans. You and your children have elected a black man to the office of the president of the United States, the wounded giant of the world. The battle between John Wayne and Jane Fonda is over – and that Fonda won. Eugene McCarthy and George McGovern must be very happy men. Jimmie Carter, too. And the Kennedys have at last gotten their Kennedy look-a-like. The self-righteous welfare statists in the suburbs can feel warm moments of satisfaction for having elected a black person. So, toast yourselves: 60s countercultural radicals, 80s yuppies and 90s bourgeois bohemians. Toast yourselves, Black America. Shout your glee Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Duke, Stanford, and Berkeley. You have elected not an individual who is qualified to be president, but a black man who, like the pragmatist Franklin Roosevelt, promises to – Do Something! You now have someone who has picked up the baton of Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society. But you have also foolishly traded your freedom and mine – what little there is left – for the chance to feel good. There is nothing in me that can share your happy obliviousness.

November 6, 2008

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The biggest surprise?  It’s published in the Vancouver sun.

It is, of course, not new to have a highly qualified scientist saying that global warming is an entirely natural phenomenon with many precedents in history. Many have made the argument, too, that it is rubbish to contend human behaviour is causing the current climate change. And it has often been well argued that it is totally ridiculous to suppose that changes in human behaviour — cleaning up our act through expensive slight-of-hand taxation tricks — can reverse the trend.

But most of these scientific and academic voices have fallen silent in the face of environmental Jacobinism. Purging humankind of its supposed sins of environmental degradation has become a religion with a fanatical and often intolerant priesthood, especially among the First World urban elites.

Not sure what environmental Jacobinism might be?  Well, go to the Amazon.com page for the book under discussion, and read the 1 star reviews.  Most of them start out something like “I haven’t read the book, but….” – and then proceed to bash the book and its author as “non-believers”.


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We has it.  It sux. Srsly.

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Then click here and puke. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

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Censoring unpopular ideas?  You betcha – we got that in spades here in the great white North – official censors decide what is, and isn’t acceptable.

What kind of country is America becoming when we believe that certain ideas should be marginalized and suppressed because they are unpopular or incorrect thought?

No one seems to realize that the beauty of free speech is that stupid and vile opinions are out there in the open for all to see and appreciate for what they are—much like a pile of dog poop in the living room.

Today it’s a girl in shorts – tomorrow it’s a redneck in a cowboy hat.  But eventually, conform or be punished.  If I may steal 1 graphic from the now “objectionable” content:

Thought Crime

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Of Free Health Care.

The “not for profit” lie is so bold, so obvious, so outrageous, that it’s difficult to understand how it’s survived this long.

The truth is precisely the opposite. Everyone in the Canadian health-care system, from top to bottom – from doctor, to nurse, to bureaucrat, to cleaner, to kitchen staff – has a guaranteed profit, guaranteed payment, often in wages that eclipse those in the private sector, regardless of quality or timeliness of patient care.

And even this isn’t enough for some – they demand guaranteed patients, through the eradication of what private sector competition there is.

The only participant who lacks a guaranteed return under this “not-for-loss” monopoly is the one paying the bill, the patient whose assets are involuntarily seized through taxation to keep the hulking, insatiable bovine alive and belching. The most powerful check and balance of all – the ability of the customer to refuse payment to protest inadequate service – has been removed from the equation.

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Ironic, No?

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