That last paragraph is the money. However, “the one” has all those bullies in his toolshed....and he’s not afraid to use them.
Good post and thank you Jonah....the new One Media slogan: Troof to Powah, perfect for these 10 year ol cowards that the MEM has become!
posted on 02/18/2009 11:58:25 AM PST
(El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
Thanks for posting.
These journalistic pilot-fish are much happier being in the position of speaking power to truth.
Just ask Orwell. ;^)
posted on 02/18/2009 12:08:49 PM PST
(Genocide is the highest sacrament of socialism.)
To understand the problem here, two observations are important to consider. The first is part of the argument of Robert Bork's book The Tempting of America: The Political Seduction of the Law
where he makes the case for local laws over national laws because with national laws you have people trying to control the lives of people they know nothing about. The second is science fiction author Larry Niven's concept of a flash crowd. Niven figured that if we ever developed teleporter technology, any interesting event on the glob would suddenly turn into a mob scene as everyone teleported in to see it for themselves, possibly leading to riots and so on. What we have courtesy of the Internet are virtual flash crowds. People from around the globe can show up in an instance to opine about something happening anywhere on the globe and can just as effortlessly send their opinion off to almost anyone they want.
Basically, we now and care too much about what strangers we know nothing about are doing and everyone is a critic wabout what everyone else is doing. Why? Because we can. Effortlessly.
"(I once wrote a column supporting the hunting of feral cats in Wisconsin, where up to 217 million birds are killed by wild felines each year. Several veteran editors sent me notes marveling at my naïveté. Indeed, the e-mail response was so frightening, I nearly put my family in hiding. By the way, I now believe feral cats should be permitted to dine on schoolchildren if they so desire.) "
It's OK, Jonah, they just pumped in $30 million for a mouse resort in California.
Thanks for posting. Excellent article by Jonah about so aptly named “coalition of the oppressed”, also conceptually known as “tyranny of the minorities” or groups of “minorities”.
posted on 02/18/2009 8:06:09 PM PST
(If you don't ask the right questions you may not get the right answers)
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