Atlas Shrugged: The Mocking

Saturday, December 27, 2008

The Viagra Pundit Strikes Again; Lying Freak Discusses Economy

Mark Steyn, former disk jockey and high-school dropout, pens a messy, vitriol-spattered article that purports to analyze what's wrong with the economy. Because he is very ideological and very stupid, he lurches from topic to unconnected topic in an attempt to blame his imaginary enemies for the country's problems, ignoring the little fact that the President of the United States is George W. Bush, and has been for eight eternal years.

First, incredibly, Steyn blames a Kelly Clarkson song that wishes for world peace. Next, he blames Barack Obama.

What was it that then Senator Obama said on the subject? “We can’t just
keep driving our SUVs, eating whatever we want, keeping our homes at 72 degrees
at all times regardless of whether we live in the tundra or the desert and keep
consuming 25 percent of the world’s resources with just 4 percent of the world’s
population, and expect the rest of the world to say you just go ahead, we’ll be
fine.”

And boy, we took the great man’s words to heart. SUV sales have nosedived,
and 72 is no longer your home’s thermostat setting but its current value
expressed as a percentage of what you paid for it. If I understand then Senator
Obama’s logic, in a just world Americans would be 4 percent of the population
and consume a fair and reasonable 4 percent of the world’s resources. And in
these last few months we’ve made an excellent start toward that blessed utopia:
Americans are driving smaller cars, buying smaller homes, giving smaller
Christmas presents.

And yet, strangely, President-Elect Obama doesn’t seem terribly happy about
the Obamafication of the American economy. He’s proposing some 5.7 bazillion
dollar “stimulus” package or whatever it is now to “stimulate” it back into its
bad old ways.

Yes, Obama said we have to consume less, and therefore the nation bought fewer toys for their children. This does not have any relationship to reality, in which people are losing jobs, worried about losing jobs, or helping relatives who are losing jobs. It has nothing to do with the credit crunch or shrinking stock portfolios or vanishing retirement funds. It's such a stupid thing to say, but of course it's not his last. Steyn also says the rest of the world wants America to consume, to keep them afloat. "The message from the European political class couldn’t be more straightforward: If you crass, vulgar Americans don’t ramp up the demand, we’re kaput," said Steyn. He offers no numbers, quotes or even personal anecdotes to support this statement; he seems to assume that to read his words is to experience undiluted Truth. And he's still not done.

Steyn finally returns to innocent Kelly Clarkson, and her lyrics that call for peace, at the birthday of the Prince of Peace. A desire for peace is childish, he says, as if killing is a proof of maturity, and the words of Jesus of Nazareth never existed. Mark Steyn actually says, "A state in which lives aren’t torn apart will be, by definition, totalitarian: As in The Stepford Wives or The Invasion Of the Body Snatchers, we’ll all be wandering around in glassy-eyed conformity." As you all know, this is an utterly stupid, senseless, callous statement. Obviously Steyn either doesn't have the faintest idea of the meaning of totalitarianism or doesn't care. He seems to think it is the same thing as being replaced by robots or alien pod people. He does not think about the lives that are being torn apart, and he unthinkingly assumes he will never be one of them.

That's the strange part. For a man who fears the sight of a pregnant Muslim woman the way George Bush fears horses, Steyn doesn't seem afraid for himself, as if his anti-Muslim paranoia is nothing but musical comedy dialogue, with a sweet, innocent soprano ingenue (the US) and Fu Manchu-like foreign villains (everyone else). It's the fertility of the Muslims that bothers him. The erect, hard will to successfully reproduce little Muslims. Europe, however, is limp. 'To Martin Wolf’s list of a Europe “too inert, too complacent, too weak,” we might add “too old...”' Steyn says. But the US, Steyn's adopted homeland, is different, which is "why economic recovery will be driven by the U.S., and not by Euro-Japanese entities long marinated in Obamanomics." To Steyn the US is, indeed, a hard-driving, forceful and fecund nation.

Finally Steyn drags pedophilia into the mix, for little discernible reason other than to up the ante on fear of sexual penetration.

The Viagra Pundit is a very strange and off-putting bundle of sexual obsessions, who still fits seamlessly into The Little Corner at National Review On-line, where they laud him as hilarious and brilliant, the worthy colleague of Jonah Goldberg, Cliff May, Victor Davis Hanson, and so many others.

1 comment:

Christopher said...

You are an idiot. Steyn was just pointing out Obama'a hypocracy in railing about the excessive wealth and consumption of the US, and then lighting his hair on fire saying that something must be done when consumption (ie US economic activity) craters.