Steyn: Slack-Jawed Yokel?
“..Canadian former disc-jockey called Mark Steyn..”
– Some Snarkster
For the record, this WebElf is a former Student-Radio news-jockey. And in case the caca-poopoo insult-squads of university-snobs are out there looking to diss the Binks, it’s an IQ of 140ish, and a GPA of 4.0, a double-major (with honours, and a medal), a post-grad degree, and lots of offers (not taken) for doctoral studies. So? So what, exactly?
Credentials do not prevent anybody from being a flaming asshat, a groupthinking anti-FreeSpeecher, a dhimmi dummy, or the kind of classless git who mocks someone like The Steyn– a brilliant author, writer, and speaker who has jumped over and past the academic cesspools of the modern university and still come out thrice-wiser, insightful, and more notable than a Fisk, a Kinsella, or any other of the neener-neener NEEENERs and their one-thought fits all or else zombie-throng. With cojones to spare.
Hopefully the more thoughtful of you libs will remember that saint and ‘dumb ox,’ Thomas Aquinas— no slouch intellectually, whose world-changing Summa Theologiae was considered to be nigh-on miraculous– looked at his Summa and pronounced it a bunch of straw. Big Tommy spent the rest of his life writing sermons, Bible-studies, and hymns.
True wisdom– and the love of the true and the good– is infinitely more and other than diplomas, smugness, and easy contempt. Whatever their CVs, such braggarts flunked out Decency & Humanity 101.
Steyn News Links
~ MARTIN AMIS— “Steyn writes like a nutter and is a very unstable kind of mind.”; and then there’s the “Canadian former disc-jockey called Mark Steyn“? Martin Amis interviewed by a less complicated fellow …. (Various)
~ IN THE FLESH— Steyn live! Mark (peace be upon Mark) will be at CPAC in Washington, DC on February 7th. It doesn’t seem to be on the agenda yet, but he’ll be giving a speech and taking questions at 1pm and signing books at 2pm …. (cpac.org)
~ DON’T QUOTE THE MULLAH. OR ELSE. Andrew Bolt with the view from down under: “In how much danger is free speech in Canada?” …. (news.com.au)
~ ROGER KIMBALL— Reciprocity, or, thoughts on being an idolatrous infidel: “If you happen to find yourself in Saudi Arabia driving down the highway toward Mecca, you will eventually encounter a big sign advising you that Mecca is for Muslims only. The other road is “obligatory for non Muslims.” …. (pajamasmedia)
~ STEYN ON MORE MISUNDERSTANDERS OF ISLAM— “A few days ago, a pre-trial hearing in an Atlanta courtroom made public for the first time a video made by two Georgia Tech students. Syed Haris Ahmed and Ehsanul Islam Sadequee went to Washington and took footage of key buildings, and that “casing video” then wound up in the hands of Younis Tsouli, an al-Qaeda recruiter in London. As the film shot by the Georgia students was played in court, Ehsanul Islam Sadequee’s voice could be heard on the soundtrack: “This is where our brothers attacked the Pentagon.” “Allahu Akbar,” responds young Ahmed. God is great.” …. (nysun.com)
~ SHAIDLE: I’m taping the Michael Coren Show today; and remember to revisit Richard Warman Vs. The Giant Shape Shifting Jew Lizards …. (fivefeetoffury)
~ BACKDOOR-WATCH: Halt Islamic banking, group says. CMHC should abandon its proposed study on Islamic mortgages, Muslim Canadian Congress says …. (globeandmail)
~ BOOK, YOU SAY? A bookseller’s blacklist? …. (pajamasmedia)
~ BIG PICTURE: Parsing the truth at the Pentagon …. (canadafreepress)
~ HUMAN RIGHTS Internet Investigator on Freedom of Speech: “…I don’t give it any value.” …. (bloggernews)
~ SILENCING CRITICS— Pediatricians, ABC and Censorship: Facts Are Scarier Than Fiction …. (canadafreepress)
~ MAGISTATS— “The Triumph of the Will”.. where we are now: soft fascism– “Yet the comedy too must be looked at to understand our political institutions. The comedy arises from the fact that the majority of the judges used the language of North American liberalism to say “yes” to the very core of fascist thought – the triumph of the will…. The triumph of the will realises itself when its advocates understand that the individual will is only liberated to its full power when it can dominate the state…. Liberalism itself is turned against justice” …. (magicstatistics)
‘Tis The Ezzle
~ FRESH EZRA— “The ultimate expression of free speech”; Warman strikes again …. (ezralevant.com)
~ SOCON.CA: The Speech Tax Collector …. (socon.ca)
~ CATS ON FIRE— “Ezra Levant makes Enquirer… er I mean Philly Inquirer”; and “Richard Warman –
Is There Anything He CAN’T Do? What benefit can there be in allowing him to speak?” …. (blazingcatfur.blog)
~ DAVID FRUM Weighs In on Human Rights Commissions Acting as Idea Censors. And don’t foget the mighty, mighty Dean Steacy at the Canadian Human Rights Commission …. (downtowneastsideenquirer.blog)
~ MORE ON THE Chronicles of Warman: “What benefit can there be in allowing him to speak?” …. (sda)
~ UNFREESPEECHING Watch: More Canadian City Officials Censor Pro-Life Ads …. (lifesite)