Atlas Shrugged: The Mocking

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Priorities

Megan McArdle has been much engaged with the conservative declaration of Twitter War against North Korea. She grew progressively more irritated as the day wore on and retweeted 18 other indignant tweets defending America's honor.

Megan McArdle @asymmetricinfo  ·  19 hours ago

Megan McArdle @asymmetricinfo  ·  19 hours ago
In fairness, lawyers probably told the chains they had no choice. If there were an attack, the chains would be bankrupted by the liability.

Megan McArdle @asymmetricinfo  ·  19 hours ago
Nonetheless, the Greatest Generation are spinning in their graves fast enough to power a high-speed monorail between Chicago and New York.
 
Megan McArdle @asymmetricinfo  ·  19 hours ago
Sony should immediately release The Interview online. I’d pay for it, if only to give the hackers a bit of heartburn.
 
Megan McArdle @asymmetricinfo  ·  17 hours ago
 
Megan McArdle @asymmetricinfo  ·  13 hours ago
BREAKING: America apparently a nation of lily-livered pantywaists who let terrorists threats dictate which movies we’re allowed to watch.
 
Megan McArdle @asymmetricinfo  ·  11 hours ago
All right, America, if we can’t watch The Interview, we have a civic duty to spend at least two hours over Xmas making fun of North Korea.
 
Megan McArdle @asymmetricinfo  ·  11 hours ago
In related news, script about North Korean defectors is also in trouble. I don’t know enough swear words for this.

McArdle has said little to nothing about the release of the torture reports, ignoring it now as she ignored it then. However there is no Glenn Greenwald to point out her lack of concern for the consequences of her choices. She will be able to happily defend America's honor over a movie while ignoring America's dishonor and nobody else will notice.

She will cash another billionaire's check and go to the movies. The screams of our victims will not sully her beautiful mind--or career.

As awful as that is, Tyler Cowen embarrasses himself even more.
 
Megan McArdle retweeted        
Is it silly to think that North Korea probably has committed an act of war against the United States?
 He did his best to look manly but when it comes to capacity for ferocity and hatred he can't hold a candle to McArdle.

Added: I am pleased to be wrong. David Atkins displays McArdle's jingoism to the world and reminds her that the Free Market Fairy isn't an American patriot.

12 comments:

fish said...

No mention that these are corporations that are free to choose how they will handle the situation and are making a rational, market driven decision. This is what she usually goes all in for...

Susan of Texas said...

She started with a nod towards corporate supremacy but was caught up in the fun of ganging up with her friends against a common "enemy." In other word, a typical day in the high school lunchroom of their lives.

Susan of Texas said...

Why is blogger making us jump through hoops to comment? I checked "no" on the word verification setting.

bulbul said...

"BREAKING: America apparently a nation of lily-livered pantywaists who let terrorists threats dictate..."
Really, breaking? Anybody who's been paying attention for the last decade or so knows that.
Also, new game: finish that sentence.

Susan of Texas said...

But weakness is strength because fear leads to killing, and killing someone shows that you are stronger than him.

America apparently a nation of lily-livered pantywaists who let terrorists threats dictate..."

...torture?

Frank McCormick said...

Um, and isn't Sony a Japanese corporation?

Susan of Texas said...

But Judd Aptow and Seth Rogan are conservative culture darlings. As much as her heart belongs to Daddy Corporations, she is a libertarian and can't resist the siren song of cool.

That's my theory.

OBS said...

America apparently a nation of lily-livered pantywaists who let terrorists threats dictate...

So many choices.

Foreign policy
Tax rates
New Doritos® chip flavors

I could go on.

freq flag said...

she is a libertarian and can't resist the siren song of cool.

Of course, this. I believe she once proclaimed herself to be "Miss Zeitgeist" because she wanted to justify waiting in line with the rest of the peasants for some overnight release of Apple's latest gotta-have-the-coolest-thing-in-the-universe-until-the-next-one-comes-along iPhones.

As long as there's money in it, "high school" just never gets old.

Susan of Texas said...

She did, and maybe she was right. The reason I discuss her work is because she truly is the spirit of out times; deliberately dumb, violent, greedy, selfish, petty, spiteful, and vain.

Tommykey said...

I purposely chose not to watch The Interview because I was not going to let anyone manipulate me into watching a movie I had no interest in seeing in the first place.

Susan of Texas said...

It amuses me to think of McArdle and P. Suderman forcing themselves to watch Rogan and Franco and pretending to enjoy it out of solidarity.