Monday, June 29, 2015

Mark Steyn: That Flagging Feeling

Otherwise known as "when life imitates a Mark Steyn essay".

You must read all of Mark Steyn, PBUH's, essay on the faggy flaggy situation.

"This weekend, the gate-delay channel CNN had an "exclusive" revealing that the black flag of ISIS had been spotted at London's Gay Pride parade, and so they quickly rustled up Peter Berger and other crack [Ed. note: I SEE WHAT YOU DID THERE, MARK STEYN...] national-security analysts to provide insight on this unexpected convergence of the jihad and the gayhad."

"Unfortunately for CNN, the black flag of ISIS turned out to be a black flag showing various sex aids."

"The CNN reporter had assumed that the attractive arrangements of, er, dildos and, um, butt plugs was, in fact, Arabic script - an easy mistake to make, no doubt, but not one you'd want to have to explain to the Cultural Sensitivity Disciplinary Committee."

"Still, at least we now have a flag to fly for our end of the clash of civilizations: Hoist the Jolly Roger!"

"Incidentally, I see from my OED that an inability to distinguish between "Allahu Akbar" and a butt plug is in fact the dictionary definition of "celebrate diversity".

I thought "Allahu Akbar" was Arabic for "celebrate diversity".

Or was that "celebrate diversity, infidel swine"?

Can't recall...


Steyn asks:

"So we lose a superb Nobel scientist but keep a third-rate lying mediocrity. My problem with all this is that, increasingly, key levers of society are being ceded to the irredeemably stupid and mendacious, who seem to be the only ones capable of navigating the rocks and rapids of political correctness. One has the uneasy feeling that similar scenarios are playing out every day around the western world. "

"How long before the planes start dropping out of the sky?"


The planes will start dropping out of the sky before the bridges collapse and definitely before one burns to death in a fire because the firewoman can't haul you out, and the female "Ranger" can't save you or her comrades from a war zone.

But the main thing, of course, is that everyone feels included, it's all totally diverse and stuff, and everyone feels good about themselves.