Naomi Klein, despite her good intentions, is an enemy, not a friend, of the third world.
Her ideas, if adopted, will increase, not decrease, poverty in the third world.
The solution to third world poverty
democracy, capitalism, free trade and globalisation.
"In training her guns on free trade and big multinationals,
Ms Klein is attacking the best means
for reducing poverty and, for that matter,
extending justice and a political voice to the world's
... This is not a theory but an easily observable fact."
Naomi Klein defends al-Sadr's Shia Islamofascist killers, 27 August 2004:
"Moqtada al-Sadr and his followers are not just another group of generic terrorists out to kill Americans: their opposition to the occupation represents the overwhelmingly mainstream sentiment in Iraq. Yes, if elected, Sadr would try to turn Iraq into a theocracy like Iran, but for now his demands are for direct elections and an end to foreign occupation."
In reality, capitalism promotes not war but peace.
The Nobel Peace Prize Should Go To Those
Who Really Support Peace
by Andrew Bernstein
- "War is caused by statists".
Democracy and capitalism bring peace and prosperity.
capitalism that gave mankind its longest period of peace
- an era in which there were no wars
involving the entire civilized world
- from the end of the Napoleonic Wars in 1815 to the
outbreak of World War I in 1914.
If we truly want to recognize and promote
the cause of peace, let us award a peace prize
Penn and Teller episode
the answer to world peace is the spread of free enterprise, free trade and globalisation.
Yes, that's part of it, but they ignore the spread of democracy.
written by, produced by and starring John Cusack.
A "satire" sneering at the effort in Iraq.
With every leftist cliche in the book.
Please tell me I never have to sit through this movie.
inspiration for the film
is Naomi Klein's
idiotic conspiracy theory of
Anything to avoid understanding what the U.S. military are actually
doing in Iraq.
that this film is about:
"the absurdities wrought by the neo-conservative, neo-liberal experiment in the Middle East and around the world. ... the ever expanding war machine is completely out of control and has morphed into something far more dangerous than Eisenhower ever imagined."
This interview sums up in a few minutes the
sneering, cynical, and yet innocent, naive and adolescent world
of much of the western left.
Unthinking leftist Avi Lewis
comes up against the
awesome atheist hero
Ayaan Hirsi Ali,
who fights, as Lewis never has and never will,
great evil at the risk of her life.
Ayaan never lived in a land of freedom before adulthood,
and so cherishes it and endlessly praises it.
Lewis has lived in pampered freedom since birth,
and so endlessly whines about it.
Smarmy, sneering, cynical, and yet deeply naive,
Lewis stands for all the stupid ideas I thought were clever when I was young.
Lewis claims that:
"North American Muslims really feel under siege these days"
as America tries to stop Muslim terror attacks.
Ayaan brilliantly answers:
"I think that it is highly exaggerated that Muslims living in American and the West are under siege. If that were the case, we know of groups in history who were under siege, and what they usually do is they would leave. I don't see any American Muslim leaving and going back to any Muslim country."
Lewis sneers at America,
and can't believe Ayaan's enthusiasm for it:
"Is there a school where they teach you these American clichés?"
Ayaan keeps her cool, and destroys him:
"I read Alexis de Tocqueville, and I read about democracy, and I lived in countries that have no democracy, that have no founding fathers ... So I do not find myself in the same luxury as you do.
You grew up in freedom,
and you can spit on freedom
because you don't know what it is not to have freedom."
"Who is this funny little man reading bumper stickers eh?"
"This guy is a perfect example of what makes libs at once hilarious and infuriating. He really, really, thinks he's smarter and better-informed than she is. He thinks he's intellectually superior, what with his understanding of nuance and all, even as he spouts the most inane, cartoonish idiocies, and is condescending about it at the same time!"
"I for one admire her courage for going after radical Islam and for defending her new home here in America. Though she was not born here I think she is an American
in heart, mind and soul."
Like me, I guess, and like millions more of us around the world.
Because America is an idea -
it is not an ethnicity.
"I've said it before and I'll say it again:
People like Ayaan Hirsi Ali define America
- she represents why America was founded."
Wafa Sultan, Nov 2007, also makes Ayaan's point:
"I was born in hell and came to paradise. Americans are born in paradise and don't know about hell."
Avi Lewis now fronts anti-Israel propaganda on
Ayaan Hirsi Ali v. Avi Lewis.
Ayaan Hirsi Ali schools Avi Lewis.
Graphic found here.
"they have looked back at 5,000 years of human history - at pestilence and famine and disease and degradation, at genocide and civil war, at fear and loathing, at bigotry and ignorance, chauvinism and dictatorship - and concluded that our biggest problem is ... shopping."
- Daniel Finkelstein
on the daft
who will keep the third world poor.
Who I block:
I will debate almost anyone.
I love ideas.
I will not debate (and will block) people who do the following:
(a) Make threats.
(b) Accuse me of crimes.
(c) Comment on my appearance.
(d) Drag in stuff about me not related to the topic. (My professional career, my personal life.)
(e) Complain to my employer.
Yes, people do all these things.