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Friday, April 21, 2017

Left sadly has no fascist to resist

David Brooks of the New York Times writes about presidents the way I would write about classical music. I cannot read a note of music. I cannot play an instrument. I can barely hear. So here, let me tell you why Handel was a hack.

His pant had no crease.

For it is impossible to mention David Brooks without reminding readers of this from an August 31, 2009, profile of Brooks in New Republic:
In the spring of 2005, New York Times columnist David Brooks arrived at then-Senator Barack Obama’s office for a chat. Brooks, a conservative writer who joined the Times in 2003 from The Weekly Standard, had never met Obama before. But, as they chewed over the finer points of Edmund Burke, it didn’t take long for the two men to click. “I don’t want to sound like I’m bragging,” Brooks recently told me, “but usually when I talk to senators, while they may know a policy area better than me, they generally don’t know political philosophy better than me. I got the sense he knew both better than me.”
That first encounter is still vivid in Brooks’s mind. “I remember distinctly an image of -- we were sitting on his couches, and I was looking at his pant leg and his perfectly creased pant,” Brooks says, “and I’m thinking, a) he’s going to be president and b) he’ll be a very good president.” In the fall of 2006, two days after Obama’s The Audacity of Hope hit bookstores, Brooks published a glowing Times column. The headline was “Run, Barack, Run.”
Quit laughing. It's not funny.

Oh it is.

Face it, Brooks wanted to vote for the first black president, the guy looked good in a suit, and he gave a nice speech at the 2004 Democratic convention.

The New York Times version of a conservative fell for him, hook, hammer, and sickle.

After eight years of expanding government to where it now makes the Little Sisters of the Poor provide condoms, this alleged conservative is now cowering in fear of President Trump, who is rolling back the barb wire of bureaucratic edicts.

Writes Brooks:
Over the past few years especially, we have entered the age of strong men. We are leaving the age of Obama, Cameron and Merkel and entering the age of Putin, Erdogan, el-Sisi, Xi Jinping, Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump.
His narrative fails because it is not a parallel structure. An editor should have pointed out that the leaders of the USA, England, and Germany are now Trump, May, and Merkel -- not Putin, Erdogan, el-Sisi, Xi Jinping, Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump.

On top of that Erdogan, el-Sisi, Xi Jinping, and Kim Jong-un replaced strongmen.

Of course, Brooks is not making a logical and reasoned conservative case against Trump, but rather a run-of-the-mill emotional liberal case against him.

Brooks wants the replacement of Obama -- who abused the power of the state to spy on Trump, Kucinich, and other political opponents, including journalists -- to be Hitler so that Brooks and the rest of the coastal elitists and their wannabes can be the French resistance.

A strongman would have shut down the New York Times.

Instead, President Trump fights back with a few tweets.

Brooks and the rest of these drama queens are a bloated class of know-nothings who equate a fellow who hurt their feelings with Kim Jong-un, a fellow who regularly uses an anti-aircraft gun to execute relatives he fears may overthrow his regime.

"The Crisis of Western Civ" that the headline refers to is that a class of people indoctrinated into the ways Soviet now run our media and many of our corporations. This is cultural suicide.

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  1. I wouldn't call it cultural suicide. I'd call it cultural subversion. They are undermining of the power and authority of an established system or institution. And they are doing it pretty much out in the open with very little pushback. - Elric

  2. I'd call it Media Suicide or Eliteist (is that really a word?) Suicide. [BTW the Electoral College went 30-20 states and 3084 of 3141 counties according to Snopes] - Rich in NC

  3. Brooks was supposed to have been conservative, but hasn't been for more than a raccoon's age. That "crease in his pant" comment demonstrated his syncophancy to the left.

  4. Is it NYT or NYET? Surely the Russians have hacked the paper otherwise how could they be so anti-American?

  5. You would think someone as "smart" as Brooks would know the difference between the object pronoun "me" and the subject pronoun "I." It's "better than I" not "me."

  6. Oh, okay. I just thought when he referred to Obama, Cameron, and Merkel that he was basically calling them pussies.

  7. One of these things is not like the others:

    Don Surber's work
    Glenn Reynolds' work
    David Brooks' work
    Victor Davis Hanson's work

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