Winter weather got you down?
You say you’re stressed out and need to laugh?
Then head on over to Unqualified Offerings!
When the Politically Correct attempt an argument, it’s almost a guarantee that hilarity will ensue.
There’s merriment immediately during Unqualified Offerings’s, Sympathy for the Devil: Mark Steyn’s America Alone.
The piece’s author, Jim Henley, apparently defines “bigot” as anyone who points out demographic trends.
And disagrees with Jim.
|bigot: n. One who is strongly partial to one’s own group, religion, race, or politics and is intolerant of those who differ.
“I knew Steyn was a bigot…”
prejudice: n. An adverse judgment or opinion formed beforehand or without knowledge or examination of the facts.
“The excerpt from Mark Steyn’s America Alone that ran in Maclean’s last year is far more blatantly racist than I figured it would be when I began reading it.
More sweet reason from PC Jim.
I knew Steyn was a bigot, with a 1920s obsession with demographic decline. (Cf. Tom Buchanan in Gatsby, who can’t stop talking about Rise of the Colored Empires, “by this man Goddard.”) But I imagined Steyn was more adroit in his use of code words and deniability feints. No! “Just look at the development within Europe, where the number of Muslims is expanding like mosquitoes” is merely the most spectacular example of – not code words. I’m not completely shocked that Steyn would write with such frank bigotry, or that Regnery would publish it. I’m somewhat surprised that an establishment organ like Maclean’s would run it.
Hurry, catch your breath, there’s more!
Mark Steyn is a racist douchebag in addition to being a ridiculous figure, which in a way is good, because the case for free speech can’t rest on the idea that speech is harmless or misunderstood or otherwise inconsequential. Speech is dangerous. It does things. If it didn’t, why would we talk at all? There are a lot of reasons not to sanction Steyn or Maclean’s for what he wrote, or even to have a process that presents the possibility. For one, it’s naive to think that the political process, which is all about the deployment of relative power, can sustainably suppress the expression of the strong in favor of the expression of the weak. But my favorite this morning is, I’ll be damned if I’ll give Steyn and his ilk the satisfaction of victimhood.
Poor Jim Henley.
He got all worked up–even got to wax righteously indignant–and one is still patiently waiting for him to explain Steyn’s bigotry.
We don’t learn anything about all that, but we do learn some things about Jim Henley and Political Correctness: don’t disagree with him.
You’re a bigot.
And don’t write a best-selling book that make the odd Muslim seethe.
You need muzzled.
And Jim will cheer.
And throw in a heapin’ helpin’ of steamed Jimbo–for free!
Who knew Henley was such a multi-tasking fellow?
Policial Correctness is all about sweet-tempered guys like Jim deciding what the rest of us can read or think. If we don’t think like them, we’re racists and douchebags and bigots. In Canada and on Jim’s cool blog, this PC stuff is all the rage.
Isn’t PC a funny idea?
We told you you’d laugh.
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