Liberal Syllogisms Keep Falling Apart

Discussion in 'Politics' started by bugscoe, Dec 27, 2009.

  1. Barack Obama’s Post-Modern Liberal Syllogisms Keep Falling Apart
    Posted by Erick Erickson
    Sunday, December 27th

    On September 19, 2001, writing in the Hyde Park Herald Barack Obama attributed 9/11 related terrorism to, “a climate of poverty and ignorance, helplessness and despair.”

    Even more so, Obama went on to say:

    Obama has, in fact, held to this position for the better part of a decade despite the evidence that the 9/11 attackers were, in fact, mostly rich kids.

    In his Cairo speech, Barack Obama did not directly mention “poverty,” but instead went with the white man’s burden — an indirect way of saying the same thing — pontificating that “tension has been fed by colonialism that denied rights and opportunities to many Muslims.”

    Contra Obama, it turns out that yet again, the Al Qaeda terrorist was another rich kid.

    It may be easier for an academic wrapped up in post-modern liberal syllogisms to draw inescapable conclusions from the absence of facts than to embrace simpler themes based on the presence of fact, but we can always hope and pray Obama learns something from this.

    Some people want to kill us. They need to be rooted out and killed first. And we should perhaps consider that the “War on Terror” we are no longer allowed to refer to continues even if we choose not to participate.

    Oh, and given that the “poverty” stereotype has yet again been disrupted by a terrorist who did not fit Barack Obama’s fact pattern for terror, maybe Obama should consider that “no one has ever broken out of a SuperMax” and “let’s try Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in New York City” also are the products of post-modern liberal syllogisms derived from the absence of actual facts.