The London Daily Mail
3 January 2009
A victory for the hysterical Oprah Winfrey, the mad racist preacher
Jeremiah Wright, the 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 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.
London Daily Mail
Z: "Europeans who despise America largely because they depend on her" I've been saying this for YEARS and nobody ever quite seemed to understand. Finally.... a newspaper which REALLY gets it. Now you can see...they do NOT "All hate us" in Europe, or not for the reasons most people think. TRUST ME. This article would be hated by the left, I just wish they'd read it and think about it. No matter HOW MUCH they hated Bush, this was not the man to lead America into a 21st century that's this dangerous; not the man to lead with the good character we need for a roll model for our children; not the man to manage a terrible deficit; not the man who looks at the truth (i.e. Global climate change truth is finally coming out) and weighs it even if it argues with his preconceived, agenda-driven notions... etc. I wish he were. SO very much. And I PRAY he proves me wrong.
Thanks, London Daily Mail. If only we had American papers like yours.z