Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Comments on The Belmont Club,
"Sri Lanka's Bad Example"

Just what price did the LTTE pay by ceding the moral high ground? They lost because they were beaten. The cost of disapproval by some at a cocktail party was exactly zip.

You could write an article using the Time format that begins "Of course ignorant people think that we are trapped into always walking on land and needing special equipment to travel on top of a large body of water while consuming a mix of proteins and carbohydrates. That is clearly nonsense put out by the lobbyists of the shoe manufacturers and big agribusiness. If only we examine our flaws and correct our selfish misperceptions then we will be able to walk safely under the waters and live off of cotton candy."

What is noticeable about the Time article is that it is an almost perfect inversion of reality. It is anti-journalism.

People do believe in this. They send money to Al Gore and give us Cap and Trade.

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