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September 04, 2014

Marie Larf Finds Someone She Can Say Obama Is at War With: Bill O'Relly

I can only repeat myself:

This Administration is not interested in actual foreign policy crises and is doing little about them at all except posturing for domestic political purposes.

The only part of a foreign policy crisis that draws their attention is how it might play in the domestic press.

And hence, we go from the #PowerOfHashtag to straight-up MSNBC/Jon Stewart agitations against Fox.

Leftists have long claimed that there are no external enemies. They don't like America generally, but they especially hate America when she goes to war.

Leftists think this makes them peaceable. In fact it does not. It frequently makes them de facto collaborators with foreign evils.

But even worse than that, it makes them attack fellow citizens with the vehemence that really should be directed at, say, the inconvenient Islamic State that just slaughtered two American men like pigs.

Because their need to hate and demonize does not go away simply because they've declared that there is no such thing as an external enemy.

Rather, their need to hate and demonize is simply diverted towards internal enemies, a.k.a., other Americans.

They really do seem to believe that a foreign policy crisis is only a crisis to the extent people hear about it from Social Media.

If they can just push back against the press and bully them into not talking about it, they think, the foreign policy crisis goes away -- at least it goes away in the only way that matters to them, in the consciousness of American voters.

They seem to cling to the most cynical Strong Form of the dictum "Appearances are Reality" imaginable. They seem to have shifted from a cynical belief in this as a Machiavellian metaphor to an actual belief in literal, Gnostic truth that the world is an illusion created by a demi-urge.*

However... While Obama is downplaying and slowplaying all this, it's not correct to say, as I implied, that he's doing nothing. He's doing very little, but not nothing.

An aide to al-Bagdadhi (the "Caliph" of the IS) was killed in an airstrike, reportedly.

So that's something, at least.

Why we aren't just daisy-cutting these guys I don't know. As I keep saying: They're not going to go back to being shepherds or whatever.

Once this kind of cat starts beheading men and raping women, what sort of gainful employment does anyone imagine he'll be interested in, afterwards?

Do serial killers and pedophiles just stop and go back to living quiet lives?

* See Chapter 11 of Johan Goldberg's Liberal Fascism.

Also see Bob Loblaw for his thoughts on the Bob Loblaw Presidency:

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