Mark Steyn on Chivalry, Sinking Ships and Civilizations

The Sinking of the West

Update: Steyn nails it

The miserable Captain Schettino is presently under house arrest, charged with manslaughter and abandoning ship. His explanation is that, when the vessel listed suddenly, he fell into a lifeboat and was unable to climb out.

“The feminists wanted a gender-neutral society. Now they’ve got it.”

The Costa Concordia isn’t merely a metaphor for EU collapse but — here it comes down the slipway — the fragility of civilization. Like every ship, the Concordia had its emergency procedures — the lifeboat drills that all crew and passengers are obliged to go through before sailing. As with the security theater at airports, the rituals give the illusion of security — and then, as the ship tips and the lights fail and the icy black water rushes in, we discover we’re on our own: from dancing and dining, showgirls and saunas, to the inky depths in a matter of moments.

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Obama will go down in history as the great American disaster. He is the Exxon Valdez of Presidents; I am just afraid that his ill effects will be longer lasting.   Obama’s Legacy

From the whopsucker (who’s got it from the Feral Irishman)

4 thoughts on “Mark Steyn on Chivalry, Sinking Ships and Civilizations”

  1. This election is going to be about the economy and income inequality, and Republicans lose on all counts. So they have begun the race baiting now to demean the President by racial association later in the campaign. Racists will not consider any of President Obama’s accomplishments that helped every American because their hate deprives them of basic objectivity. Instead they will remember that all African Americans are lazy and not like us because Republicans will have hammered them mercilessly with racially-bigoted remarks and they will do anything to prevent “one of them” from residing in a place reserved for rich white males.

    Fortunately, most Americans are not vile racists and they understand that President Obama’s policies saved the economy and kept America safe, and that Republicans did everything possible to lavish more riches on the wealthy and subvert economic recovery. Republicans have no one but themselves to blame for their unenviable position that forces them to resort to race-baiting as an election strategy, and the American people will not forget when November rolls around.

  2. All blacks are victims cheated out of ‘anything blacks want but don’t have’ by white race-ists. Here’s a question for the angry ‘Obamas’ of the world, do black people ever consider what is ‘fair’ to white people?

    Many liberals and lefties have an entirely racist view of the world. They believe white people are the rulers, the oppressors and the potential fascists. They believe people with darker skin colours are the oppressed who must bravely fight against their white oppressors.

    When a totalitarian ideology (Islam) comes from darker skinned people. They cannot process the information. It violates their worldview.

    Thankfully not all lefties and liberals are quite so ignorant.

    A Conversation With A Liberal

    Something rather strange happened last night. Firstly, I was in a pub, which is in itself unusual. Secondly, I found myself in conversation with some rather earnest liberal types. The conversation turned to politics, which led eventually to a rather silly looking woman (RSLW) saying that she hated the BNP.

    PW: Really, why is that?
    RSLW: Because they are horrible, fascist, skinhead brutes.
    PW: I see. And what is your opinion of Muslim fundamentalists? Do you hate them also?
    RSLW: No, why would I hate them?
    PW: You don’t think of them as horrible, fascist, bearded brutes?
    RSLW: No, certainly not. What are you trying to say? Are you a racist?
    PW: How many foreign people have the BNP murdered? That you are aware of?
    RSLW: Well, I’m not sure, but they must have murdered someone. That’s what they are like.
    PW: I am not aware of any foreign people murdered in the name of the BNP, but I am aware of the 52 people murdered in the name of the of Islam in London in 2005, and the 2,973 murdered in the name of Islam in America on 9/11, and over 1,000,000 murdered in the name of Islam in the Sudan. Historically there have been hundreds of millions murdered in the name of Islam across the world, as every year there are hundreds of thousands murdered in the name of Islam. Are you prepared to admit therefore, that Islam is a murderous religion?
    RSLW: No, Islam is a religion of peace.
    PW: But the BNP is a violent sect? Filled with murderous racists? Even though you cannot name a single murder carried out in their name?
    RSLW: Yes, that’s right. Even if they don’t murder people, we all know they would like to.
    PW: Would you say that the BNP, whatever you may think about them, believe that their country is under threat?
    RSLW: No, they are just a bunch of thugs, looking for any excuse to hate.
    PW: Would you say that the fundamentalist Muslims, who murder your fellow countrymen in the name of Islam, were intent on eventually taking control of your country and running it as an Islamic state?
    RSLW: What! Oh my God, you really are a racist aren’t you?
    PW: But is not a fact that the BNP claim they are acting in defence of your country; and is not a fact that the fundamentalist Muslims claim they want to take over your country?
    RSLW: Look, you are just trying to put words into my mouth, you are obviously a racist who…..
    PW: Sorry to interrupt you, but I just want to get something straight here. On the one hand we have followers of a religion called Islam, who murder us in the name of that religion and inform us that their ultimate ambition is to conquer us, whilst on the other hand we have a group of people who have murdered no-one, and who wish to defend your country, yet you think the BNP is filled with murderous haters and that Islam is a religion of peace?
    RSLW: Yes, absolutely. Only a racist would think otherwise.
    PW: Have you read George Orwell’s 1984?

    RSLW: Of course I have! I have a second-class degree in English Literature from the University of Leeds!
    PW: How admirable. A veritable achievement indeed. One assumes therefore you are familiar with the daily Two Minute Hate, carried out by Big Brother’s state propagandists, aimed at rousing the passionate hatred of the populace against Emmanuel Goldstein?
    RSLW: Yes! Absolutely! Overt propaganda utilised as a means of empowering the state at the expense of the common man in the street! Margaret Thatch…
    PW: My dear, you must excuse my interrupting you again, but do you not think that you yourself might be a victim of State propagandist and brainwashing techniques?
    RSLW: Me? Absolutely not! I just happen to be a senior advertising account executive; there is little I do not know about propagandist techniques.
    PW: Fascinating, but is not a fact that the British State, via the media, relentlessly portrays Islam as a religion of peace and the BNP as a party of violent racists?
    RSLW: Yes, but…
    PW: You say you are not the victim of propaganda, yet you defend Islam as a religion of peace, even whilst you admit they commit mass murder in the name of their religion and have a stated ambition of taking over your country; yet you denounce the BNP, who you admit have murdered no-one, and act only in the defence of your country, as murderous racist thugs?
    RSLW: You are deliberately confusing me, and you are deliberately putting words into my mouth again, I…
    PW: My dear lady, I fear the confusion resides only within you. Whilst it has been most enlightening talking to you, I regret that I must now away. Alternative hostelries within the near vicinity beckon, with an ever-growing sense of urgency.

    PW exits stage left. The earnest liberals continue drinking half-pints of fizzy beer and small measures of Cuvee Napa Brut — all of them uniformly appalled that such an ignorant and racist individual had so recently been within their fragrant and enlightened midst.

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