Monday, November 9, 2009

Quotes of the day II

Actually, a few quotes, all from Ross Douthat's column on the Fall of the Berlin Wall:
There will be speeches and celebrations to mark this anniversary, but not as many as the day deserves. (Barack Obama couldn’t even fit a visit to Berlin into his schedule.)

Fucking Obama.

Never has so great a revolution been accomplished so swiftly and so peacefully, by ordinary men and women rather than utopians with guns.

Fucking utopians.

Osama bin Laden is no Hitler, and Islamism isn’t in the same league as the last century’s totalitarianisms. Marxism and fascism seduced the West’s elite; Islamic radicalism seduces men like the Fort Hood shooter.

Fucking Hitler. Fucking bin Laden.

On the right, pundits and politicians have cultivated a persistent cold-war-style alarmism about our foreign enemies — Vladimir Putin one week, Hugo Chavez the next, Kim Jong-il the week after that.

On the left, there’s an enduring fascination with the pseudo-Marxist vision of global capitalism as an enormous Ponzi scheme, destined to be undone by peak oil, climate change, or the next financial bubble.

Fucking Kim Jong-Il. Fucking pseudo-Marxists.

I was tempted to post the whole fucking thing. Pretty fucking good stuff.

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