Friday, May 15, 2009

I Find "Liberal" Pundits Relentlessly Unimpressive

Poor, poor Jason Linkins at HuffPo is confoozled:

Naturally, I'm not a big fan of Donald Rumsfeld, or the Iraq War strategy, or the foreign policy -- if it can be called that -- that came out of the Bush White House. And, on principle, I'm sort of okay with messing around with the White House Correspondents' Dinner. Nevertheless, I find it hard to divine the value of Code Pink yelling at Rumsfeld in this setting.

I recommend Jason reads Gene Sharp's 198 Methods of Nonviolent Action, especially Methods 31 and 32: haunting and taunting officials. Just a couple of the myriad tactics Code Pink uses regularly.

In the first place, there's the pointlessness: the Beltway press are fully on board with "looking forward, not backward," and preserving comity, and not troubling their pretty little minds with the hurtful thoughts of the people they cover going to jail.

This is precisely why you do such things. Shake up the status quo, interrupt the cognitive dissonance, if only for a moment. Without being challenged, officials and the press who fawn over them will never feel the need to change their minds.

But more to the point, I've watched Code Pink shout at Al Gore, of all people, at Netroots Nation, of all places, as he was explaining his national environmental policy initiative, of all the things to shout down.

No, you actually haven't. Really, you haven't.

When you basically go out and disrupt EVERYTHING, it's hard to know where you stand on ANYTHING.

If only there were some technology wherein "computers" could be "internetworked" and you could check out a "web" of information so as to divine Code Pink's "stances." And if only Code Pink did stuff other than disrupting things.

So, yeah, I find this stuff relentlessly unimpressive, but I've also found that plenty of people object to me saying so. Just like the Tea Parties! I nevertheless believe that just as crisis demands we not abandon our principles, our response to crisis demands we at least attempt to preserve a measure of dignity.

More stupid stunts, eh? Dignity above all is what's important to armchair inactivists who wring their hands when somebody stands up to murderers! It must be frustrating knowing you're so ill-informed and self-righteous when these silly people don't listen to your wisdom and concern...

ntodd

10 comments:

BlakNo1 said...

I cordially invite Jason to take his "dignity" and shove it up his ass, see if it fits.

LaFajita said...

Sad to say, it probably would.

The real question, of course, is whether not he'd notice.

jeffersonsrebels said...

CodePink ladies,

So, tell us please, how receptive you are to wearing the hijab, to genital mutilation, to honor killings, to pederasty, and to sharia law in the US, much less in the Middle East? If you don't have an opinion now, you will by the time the Islamo-fascists overrun America. If you're smart, you'll listen to these whistleblowers, and an ex-Muslim author so that you can psychologically prepare yourselves for what's coming into your backdoor if they succeed in their mission.

Sunday, January 17, 2010
The Islamic Infiltration: Inside Our Government, Armed With Our Secrets
http://jeffersonsrebels.blogspot.com/2010/01/islamic-infiltration-inside-our.html

PJTV has produced a shocking series of videos about Islamic jihadism, and how terrorist front organizations like the Muslim Brotherhood and CAIR have infiltrated our government, as well as our universities and other parts of our society. If you believed our government has been protecting us, you will come away with a very different, and more frightening opinion, after watching this series of videos.

In the first video, The Islamic Infiltration, Part 1: Inside Our Government, Armed With Our Secrets, Bill Whittle interviews two whistleblowers, one a counter-terrorism offcial working with the Pentagon, and the other a former special agent with the FBI. These two men reveal that our government actually seeks the advice of these terrorist front organizations to discuss our strategies for fighting jihadists! That's like the police inviting Al Capone to the table to discuss strategies for fighting the mafia. This is flipping insane!

After watching Part 1, you will also want to view:

The Islamic Infiltration, Part 2: From Influence to Insurrection
The Face of Apostasy: Muslim-Born Author Dares to Publicly Criticize Islam
2009: A Deadly and Dangerous Year
Winning the Unwinnable War, Part 2: Can We Defeat The Jihad?
Winning the Unwinnable War: America's Response to Islamic Totalitarianism

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