Steynian 223

~ WORLD VISION: Georgian Humanitarian Relief and more details here; The Russian aggression in Georgia should be met by an instant and total boycott of Russian goods, especially the obvious ones, by Western consumers and of Russian tourism by the same …. (Various)

WebElf Report News Blog-O-Rama August 10, 2008

~ WHAT IS MOST SAD— and most revealing– about the Georgian-Russian conflict is the predictable reaction of some in the West. It’s becoming obvious that not a few progressives aren’t just of differing opinion– they’re not even on our SIDE. Due caution, humility, reflection, and care in the exercise of power is not the same thing as reflexively hating the West, and condemning everything we think, and do. We can still hope for their return, and remembrance that there is still good in the West: like Frodo with Gollum, or Gandalf and the defeated Saruman, we may yet hope that the good that is in the worst of us might grow and turn them to love the good, the true, and the best of our fallible civilization in these times. But we cannot afford to be naive: in the West, not all are on the same side, not working for the same ends. After all, buying all the pre-fab BushMcChimpyHitler conspiracist or a leftite Enviro-Weenie mental furniture is infinitely easier than thinking your way through things. ~

Ezra

~ SAYS EZRA LEVANT— See you next week! “I’ll have some interesting news: two different federal cabinet ministers supporting reforms to the Canadian Human Rights Commission and — you won’t believe this — a new human rights complaint against me. For publishing this blog! Gentle reader, did you know that you are participating in a hate crime just by reading this!?” …. (Ez)

“Perhaps the government should issue each of us a hate crime whistle. Whenever we see or hear something that offends, just blow, blow, blow on that whistle and shout “Hate crime! Stop hate criming me!” Besides being useful for when you’re sitting at home, surfing the Internet on your own, where blowing the hate crime whistle could give private reassurance of one’s own moral righteousness, it could come in handy in public places, too. Like movie theatres, and especially libraries, where I understand there exist many offensive ideas.”

FreeSpeechers

~ DOUGLAS FARROW: Canada has a bad conscience …. (magicstatistics)

~ DREAMS & SCHEMES— “Ontario Human Rights Commission Drafts New Education Platform” …. (downwitheverybody)

~ B’NAI BRITH: putting their “faith” in criminalization of Judeophobia …. (blazingcatfur.blog)

~ DAMIAN PENNY— “Anti-semites for human rights (but only for anti-Semites)– “Greg Felton, who makes Mohamed Elmasry look like Theodor Herzl, comes to the defence of human rights commissions…on the condition that they’re only used against opinions he doesn’t like, of course” …. (damianpenny)

~ SOLZHENITSYN: “One word of truth shall outweigh the whole world” …. (blogfreeworld)

~ SHOTGUN BLOG— “Face-Off: What’s the best way to fight for liberty? What is the best way to get more liberty in Canada? Gerry Nicholls thinks we should join think tanks and advocacy organizations. Marc Emery thinks we should break laws, transparently and non-violently, to advance liberty” …. (westernstandard.ca)

~ GOTCHA? “Kinsella thinks he’s caught us “freespeechers” in another inconsistency. I think he’s grasping” …. (dp)

~ VIA KATE @ SDA: “I was in Canada, the land of cultural relativism, where the most important value is tolerance. Criticizing any other country or culture is a breach of the now distorted policy of multiculturalism. Now, I would pay the price” …. (smalldeadanimals)

~ A SOPHISTICATED form of conspiracy theorizing– “B’nai Brith recently called for a reconsideration of Canada’s notorious “human rights” commissions. It seems the lesson has yet to quite sink in as the same organization is now calling for prosecution of campus protesters under the hate crimes provisions of Canada’s criminal code” …. (ghostofaflea)

~ SPECTATOR.ORG— Shut Up, They Complained: A feisty conservative former publisher has struck a small blow for free speech — by not shutting up, By Kathy Shaidle …. (spectator.org)

~ THESE PEOPLE ARE, “quite plain and simply, not to be trusted. They pretend to be the guardians of a civilized society. In reality, they don’t belong in one” …. (rightwingnews)

~ FAIRNESS, ANYONE? “Anytime the state claims it is enforcing a “fairness doctrine”, be rest assured that the doctrine is anything but fair! Given the proclivity of our regulators to jump on the bandwagon anytime a new idea is created south of the border, we need to keep an eye on the status of this odious idea that keep rearing its ugly head every now and then. The Shotgun and the Western Standard would be the first victims of this doctrine were it implemented in Canada” …. (shotgun)

~ A MANITOBA TEEN is facing charges of inciting hatred from an organization that uses race and sex based hiring …. (MaD)

~ GYNEFASCISM, UK Style– Barbara Kay: Britain moves toward guilt based on sex …. (NP)

~ FREE DOMINION NEEDS to raise $1300.00 to tell Lucy & The Lying Jackal to bite it …. (blazingcatfur.blog)

~ POLITICALLY-CORRECT UK— Prison for Prince Charles if knife in sock passes into England? The blade of horror in question is a Scottish Sgian Dubh, like this one.. Blade Length: 3 1/4″ death-dealing inches of doom! …. (blogs.telegraph, wiki, reliks)

~ COMMUNIST CHINA Not A Huge Fan of Freedom, Human Rights: CNN has the breaking news …. (volokh.com)

~ DAMIAN PENNY— The Fakelympics: A fake singer, fake fireworks, and now fake spectators. (Tim Blair asks, “Is China even a real place?”) …. (damianpenny)

~ CENSORSHIP not an issue for China …. (telegraph)

~ FASCISTICAL GAMES— Lip synch scandal: The news that the angelic-looking-and-sounding moppet who sang the national anthem at the opening ceremonies of the Smoglympics did not in fact do her own singing (the honour went to a snaggle-toothed, less telegenic moppet) is an apt metaphor for the entire event. After all, “performance enhancement” features prominently in the athletic competition, too. According to a recent Glenn Back interview with an expert on China, the performers were mostly, Chinese Army; the triple appearance of the figure of ‘Harmony’ represented submission to the Communist Party …. (scaramouche)

Georgia On My Mind

~ THE NROTC: More on Georgia …. (nrotc)

~ MISCALCULATION? The war is over in Georgia and it looks, from the oulines of the peace agreement that Georgia won …. (classicalvalues)

~ DAVID WARREN: “On this question of principle, relations between Russia and the West must necessarily be confrontational. In the fullness of time, and God willing, it is we who have a lesson to teach them” …. (davidwarrenonline)

~ THE BLAME GAME in Georgia: Pundits unload on the crisis in the Caucasus …. (NP)

~ THE NUTROOTS: America And Georgia To Blame For Russia’s War Of Aggression; Shocker! Al-Jizz Blames America for Georgia Crisis …. (rightwingnews, Wz)

~ LEST ANYONE CONFUSE Russian imperialism in Georgia with the shelter provided to the people of Kosovo by the United States Air Force …. (ghostofaflea)

~ REPUBLIC of Georgia Cyber Attacks “Part Deux”; The war in the ether …. (mypetjawa, pajamasmedia)

~ DID JOHN McCAIN crib his Georgia statement from Wikipedia? …. (telegraph)

~ WAR IN GEORGIA: Russians Still Bombing Key City …. (townhall.com)

~ BRING OUT the comfy chair! US, allies weigh punishment for Russia. Via …. (breitbart, AmDig)

~ HOW SHOULD THE Georgian crisis have been handled by any competent administration of either party? …. (spectator.org)

~ TURNING BACK The Russian Bear. Is there nothing that Obama can’t do? …. (sda)

Jihad

~ MIT-GRAD FEMALE JIHADI in US Custody: “Most Significant Capture in Five Years”, Had Detailed Maps of NYC When Arrested; One Female Terrorist, Three Shattered Liberal Assumptions …. (Wz, rightwingnews)

~ THE NECESSITY ” to whup the kafir is the mother of jihadi invention: Dissatisfied with the pace of Continental Islamization (it’s not going nearly fast enough for his taste) a true believer offers a “brilliant” suggestion for speeding it up” …. (scaramouche)

~ RANDOM HOUSE unrepentant of dhimmi behavior …. (jihadwatch.org, Wz)

~ MOSQUE PROMOTION: “Canada’s public broadcaster/training ground for al Jazeera invites us to put our “love for Little Mosque [on the Prairies] to the test” by answering some skill-testing questions. There are prizes galore for aficionados of the shill-com (currently on summer hiatus but back for more side-splitting hilarity come fall) who have been paying close attention” …. (scaramouche)

~ INDONESIA: Islamists Kidnap and Severely Beat Catholic Priest Known for his Interfaith Work …. (Wz)

~ THE BOSTOM: “The Late Ann Lambton on Dhimmitude: Lessons For Her Surviving “Co-Protégé”?” …. (andrewbostom)

~ HAMAS: Israel Is Having Palestinians Fire Rockets at Them …. (Wz)

~ CONFERENCE on Islamic Fundamentalism: The Threat At The Door …. (socon.ca)

~ JUDENHASS is a German term which means “hatred of Jews”. Sim chose the terms because he found antisemitism to be inaccurate in that it ignored the central issue, which is not hatred of Semites, but of Jews …. (classicalvalues)

~ REALITY-TV: Christianity vs. Islam debate coming to Fort Myers …. (creepingsharia)

~ MALAYSIA CONDEMNS Christian newspaper for “offending,” “threatening public peace,” and “denigrating Islamic teachings” …. (jihadwatch)

~ A 1999 FBI flyer classifies the terrorist groups! …. (JiWa)

~ RETHINKING Russia on Terrorism Issues, and Arms Dealing to The Bad Guys …. (counterterrorismblog)

~ BREATH OF THE BEAST— “Won’t you join me in honoring her fortieth birthday by rejecting and speaking out against the moral blindness with which many of us, in the name of “correctness” or as a polite avoidance of chauvinism we find ways to equate our civilization and its all too real faults and errors with the real fascism and bloody designs of the Islamist death cult? Give Sarah this present, tell her: “You have not died in vain, Sarah, we remember and we have learned.” …. (breathofthebeast.blog)

~ A MEETING ON the Dark Side of the Moon …. (breathofthebeast.blog)

~ FITZGERALD: Lack of prosperity in the Islamic world …. (jihadwatch)

~ LOVELY HAMASTAN: 60,000 Kids in Military Style Summer Camps. One Goal: Jew-Killing/ Exiling …. (Wz)

DEFEND CANADIAN BLOGGERS!

BUY THESE TEES!

Cups at www.cafepress.com/…/5322629

and more, www.cafepress.com/steynianism

including www.cafepress.com/…/product.aspx

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s