American liberals have looked admiringly across the Atlantic, and marveled at the new secular, post-modern societies that have been created. These are nations with no religious right to worry about, with high taxes to support big government spending programs. Little is invested in national defense, and everybody believes in peace and human rights, and thinks the UN and international courts are the way to achieve this. Tolerance is the underpinning of most belief systems. No-one is to be judged (except Texans, Israelis and observant Christians).
Suddenly, the new utopia is naked and on fire. I expect a huge step-up in the police and military response to get the situation temporarily under control. And then all the usual liberal bromides will follow – more money, some make-work jobs programs, perhaps a few Oprah-type discussion groups on how everybody can get along better if only communication lines were more open.
There will be an expressed need to start the “conversation”, to use a Clinton era homily.
But Europe’s problems are not going away.
And while this may shock Tim Russert and Chris Matthews, this is a bigger story than Lewis Libby’s alleged perjury, or Joe Wilson’s latest charges. But it puts Europe, not America or George Bush, in a bad light, so for the mainstream media, it is sheer agony for this to be the big story. On Sunday the Paris story did not make the New York Times front page.
It got one column on the front page Monday, almost unavoidable at this point. Regrettably for the Times, no CIA leaker can pin these events on Bush. It is hard not to smirk a bit at all this. Karl Rove was not indicted. A brilliant conservative judge is likely to get approved for the Supreme Court for the second time in a few months. And Europe’s social and racial tensions are now on display, not America’s, and the story is forcing its way onto the TV screens and front pages. All of a sudden, life is unfair for Pinch Sulzberger and his minions. George Bush was to go up in flames this Fall, not Paris.
Tuesday, November 08, 2005
The MSM's Storyline Flames Out In Most Spectacular Fashion
From The American Thinker: