I sometimes get the impression that Paul Krugman expresses a partisan preference for the Democratic Party. The subtly and nuance flies right over my head some days; but I could just swear he’s not a fan of the whole Tea Party Movement or The GOP. Other days, I read Paul Krugabe and could just swear. His venomous, hatred-filled screed in honor of 9-11 was one of those instances.
9-11 hate-screeds are a guilty pleasure of the ideologically bizarre on both the far right and the moon-bat left. These nut-jobs hate to admit it, but they feel a certain schadenfreude over 9-11. The didactic, insane ideologue will occasionally let the mask slip and gloat a wee-bit over the US getting creamed by 19 Islamic terrorists.
In order to offer something Paul Krugman frequently neglects, I decided to put Krugman’s pathetic rant in perspective and rank it in comparison to other people’s ideological 9-11 hate screeds. Borrowing from David Letterman, I give you a Top Ten List of Things Not To Say in Honor of 9-11.
10) Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee demands the truth about Al-CIAda. Chafee, former Dallas Cowboys player Mark Stepnoski, and Rap-Artists Arrested Development all signed onto a petition in support of the NYC 9/11 Ballot Initiative demanding an independent investigation of the 9-11 attacks. They even went so far as to suggest that George W. Bush’s absence from DC that fateful morning made it a LIHOP.
9) Congressman Ron Paul offers us the following “insights” below.
"If you don't do something, if you don't give up your liberties and if you don't invade this country, we're all going to be blown up." You know, so they have to terrorize us and build great fear that something terrible is going to happen to our country unless we sacrifice our liberties and go to war."
8. This disgusting T-shirt slogan. “9-11 was a faith-based initiative.”
Wealthy CEOs, anti-government extremist front groups and frothing talk show hosts—from the Rush Limbaughs and Glenn Becks to the Koch brothers, Karl Rove’s American Crossroads group, Americans for Prosperity, the Club for Growth, FreedomWorks and the American Legislative Exchange Council—also pushed open the door to hate.
6) Paul Krugabe’s Opus Magnum. Erick Erickson mines Krugabe’s intellectual sewage so that you don’t have to. The money quotes follow below:
“Fake heroes like Bernie Kerik, Rudy Giuliani, and, yes, George W. Bush raced to cash in on the horror.” He also believes, “The memory of 9/11 has been irrevocably poisoned; it has become an occasion for shame. And in its heart, the nation knows it.”
5) Susan Sontag offers us her unique and charming perspective on the 9-11 suicide bombers versus the US military.
How many citizens are aware of the ongoing American bombing of Iraq? And if the word "cowardly" is to be used, it might be more aptly applied to those who kill from beyond the range of retaliation, high in the sky, than to those willing to die themselves in order to kill others. In the matter of courage (a morally neutral virtue): whatever may be said of the perpetrators of Tuesday's slaughter, they were not cowards.
4) Amiri Baraka offers us the beauty of poetry. He channels the hatred and anti-Americanism of Gil Heron below with his poem “Somebody Blew Up America.”
Who fount Bin Laden, maybe they Satan
Who pay the CIA,
Who knew the bomb was gonna blow
Who know why the terrorists
Learned to fly in Florida, San Diego
3) The “Reverend” Jerry Falwell describes how gender-bending and homosexuality justifies mass-murder. Falwell is just flat-out, bat-feke insane below.
I really believe that the pagans, and the abortionists, and the feminists, and the gays and the lesbians who are actively trying to make that an alternative lifestyle, the ACLU, People For the American Way -- all of them who have tried to secularize America -- I point the finger in their face and say "you helped this happen."
2)The “Reverend” Jeremiah Wright disgraces Malcom X’s memory below.
"We bombed Hiroshima, we bombed Nagasaki, and we nuked far more than the thousands in New York and the Pentagon, and we never batted an eye," Rev. Wright said in a sermon on Sept. 16, 2001. "We have supported state terrorism against the Palestinians and black South Africans, and now we are indignant because the stuff we have done overseas is now brought right back to our own front yards. America's chickens are coming home to roost," he told his congregation.
1) “American Indian” Ward Churchill. What is it with the Malcolm X plagiarists? From his pathetic hate-screed. "On the Justice of Roosting CHickens."
As for those in the World Trade Center... Well, really, let's get a grip here, shall we? True enough, they were civilians of a sort. But innocent? Gimme a break. They formed a technocratic corps at the very heart of America's global financial empire - the "mighty engine of profit" to which the military dimension of U.S. policy has always been enslaved - and they did so both willingly and knowingly….. If there was a better, more effective, or in fact any other way of visiting some penalty befitting their participation upon the little Eichmanns inhabiting the sterile sanctuary of the twin towers, I'd really be interested in hearing about it
People can voice fair disagreement about which hate-mongers are more hateful than Susan Sontag or Jerry Falwell. I totally get that, and am basically happy that each of these individuals has maundered off to their final reward. However, I think the list above effectively brackets that malicious mediocrity of Paul Krugman.
I dismiss this fool. He deserves to be criticized, but not too seriously, because he simply no longer rates as a serious individual. He can’t even crack the upper echelon of moon-battery. The hack can no longer cut it. That’s the best perspective in which to view the Former Economist now accurately known as Paul Krugabe.