Thursday, March 27, 2003

Insofar as this wasn't true before, it is now: Paul Krugman is completely and utterly barking mad. Arguably the best part is when he compares smashing Dixie Chicks CDs to ... well, here:

By and large, recent pro-war rallies haven't drawn nearly as many people as antiwar rallies, but they have certainly been vehement. One of the most striking took place after Natalie Maines, lead singer for the Dixie Chicks, criticized President Bush: a crowd gathered in Louisiana to watch a 33,000-pound tractor smash a collection of Dixie Chicks CD's, tapes and other paraphernalia. To those familiar with 20th-century European history it seemed eerily reminiscent of. . . . But as Sinclair Lewis said, it can't happen here.
Yes, smashing Dixie Chicks CDs is the equivalent of Krystallnacht. Of course! Now let's round up ... um, the cute female country-western singers!

First, they came for the Cute Female Country-Western Singers, and I didn't do anything because I wasn't a cute, female Country-Western singer. Then, they came for the Country-Western record executives, and I didn't do anything because I wasn't a Country-Western record executive...

It says something deeply troubling about the modern Left that this man (and Michael Moore!) are virtually gods among them.

One question: As Krugman is Jewish, wouldn't you think he'd be a little more careful tossing allusions like this around? Just wondering.

(Hat tip: LGF, who points out that the end of that paragraph was more explicit just a few hours ago.)

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