Monday, August 18, 2014

The Michael Brown "Gentle Giant" Media Narrative Goes South

The media's consensus narrative of an angelic "gentle giant" lasted about a day.
Then the consensus narrative morphed to something like "once the villainous Ferguson police were replaced by the tolerant, accommodating, highway patrol, peace and goodwill prevailed, laughter even". That lasted about another day.
Then the consensus narrative morphed to "at least the highway patrol have the good sense to let the overnight looting go un-challenged, so as not to rile up the 'hood". That lasted another day or two.
Now, the national guard have been called in. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton can sleep peacefully: "mission accomplished". 
Meanwhile, the lawyers for the Ferguson liquor store have gone on record that the store did not call in the theft, and did not hand over the video to the police willingly. According to the article, they did this because store owners in Ferguson are in fear of retaliation if they call in thefts or "rat" on the locals. They are in fear of their lives of "gentle giants" like Michael Brown.

The media narrative gone south.

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Barack's Big Fat American SUVs

English: Barack Obama delivers a speech at the...
(Photo credit: Wikipedia)
“We can’t drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times … and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK”

- Barack Obama

Is this the same Barack Obama who bailed out GM and dines in sumptuous splendour at the White House?

The Western left wants Africa to starve while we hit the drive-through for a double-patty and a super-sized.

I love Western-style development, wish more of it upon Africa, and despise the duplicity of the left. Does that make me a bad person?

That's the way the Ball bounces.

Saturday, August 02, 2014

Israel-Gaza: A Way Forward?

Map of Israel, the Palestinian territories (We...
Map of Israel, the Palestinian territories (West Bank and Gaza Strip), the Golan Heights, and portions of neighbouring countries. Also United Nations deployment areas in countries adjoining Israel or Israeli-held territory, as of January 2004. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
What other country puts up with the incessant bombardment of its territory and ongoing loss of life due to terrorist activities?

Israel should go on notice that, effective 2015, it reserves the right to take or reclaim any land area from which missiles are launched at Israel. If/when Gazan militants decide lobbing a few bombs Israel's way will advance their cause, Israel should move in and take the immediate territory -- be it a town, village or city.

This way, it will be entirely up to the Arabs whether they get a Palestinian territory or not.

And that's the way the Ball bounces.

Friday, August 01, 2014

The Gaza Conflict In Perspective

English: Pro-Hamas demonstrators at a rally in...
English: Pro-Hamas demonstrators at a rally in Damascus Syria in december 2008 during the Israel-Gaza conflict. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Number killed in Gaza: 1,700
Number killed in Syria: 170,000

Syria is like 100 Gazan conflicts strung together. And nobody cares. Who's talking about Syria? Nobody. Who's talking about Israel? Everybody.

Why is that? What ever it means this is incontrovertible: we really don't care about dead people. We only care if it resonates with a Western storyline. In this case, "Israel bad, Muslim Arabs good", or, maybe, "Israel powerful bully, Muslim Arabs poor victims".

Steyn is nailing the Gaza conflict. Go to Mark Steyn Online keyword Hamas.

A final question: what idiot persuaded Israel to give back Gaza? I would really like to know. If my country is attacked repeatedly, and it prevails, and takes territory, it keep it. Why give someone dedicated to your destruction a "do-over"?

"... nothing intellectually compelling or challenging.. bald assertions coupled to superstition... woefully pathetic"