Friday, 8 February 2013

Obama, A Canadian PET, less favoured in Egypt.

A Decima poll last summer showed Canadians favoured Obama over Romney by a seven to one margin.  (Is our nation built on Low Information Voters?).  But look at a Twitter photo from Egypt.  where Obama and the Democrats are blamed for promoting a Muslim tyrant.  It's a topsy turvy world.  We have the advantages of liberty and wealth and come up with such uninformed opinion. As the old man quoted below says, anyone who thinks he is 100% right is ... a rascal.

tahrir protester
Translation: "Down with the American Democratic Party the ally of Morsi, down with Morsi the infiltrator of America."

h/t. Gateway Pundit.  Secular protestors in Tahrir square.
How can any flawed leader be seven times better than another?
Compare this quote:
"When someone is honestly 55% right, that’s very good and there’s no use wrangling. And if someone is 60% right, it’s wonderful, it’s great luck, and let him thank God. But what’s to be said about 75% right? Wise people say this is suspicious. Well, and what about 100% right? Whoever say he’s 100% right is a fanatic, a thug, and the worst kind of rascal".
(Ascribed to "An Old Jew of Galicia" in the epigram for Czeslaw's book, The Captive Mind).  I wonder if Czeslaw Milosz didn't make this one up.  Everywhere on the internet it's linked to his book.

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