Professor Froward's Slough of Despond

Proud purveyor of flawed generalizations and vacuous tautologies.

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Wow. Just... Wow.

Over at Foreign Policy, Carolyn O'Hara thinks the poor Muslims in Thailand should be given prizes for decapitating schoolteachers and Buddhist monks. She thinks they should be given more autonomy. Why? Because they kill schoolteachers, that's why. If the Ku Klux Klan started decapitating teachers in Georgia, surely she'd want to reward them too? No? Gee. Go figure. She refers to psychopaths murdering teachers and monks as "fighting". No, that's not fighting, that's psychopaths murdering people. But there is not a single hint in the piece about the actual nature of what's going on there. It's just "fighting".

She quotes some other moron, John Brandon of the Asia Foundation. He's pleased that one of the leaders of the recent coup is a Muslim. Obviously both morons approve of the coup; they're humanitarians, and the deposed government was democratic. Three guesses what kind of "intellectual" this guy is, and the first two don't count:

[The insurgents] feel that he will be able to work with Muslim insurgents in the south and create a strategy that promotes peace and security.

"A strategy that promotes peace and security"? What planet is this clown from? Maybe he means that when all non-Muslims in that part of Thailand are dead, things'll be quiet for a while. Until the Muslims attack the rest of Thailand. Moron.