Apparently, a post of mine was linked to by somebody called Mark Steyn.
I don’t know who the hell Mark Steyn is. Maybe he’s somebody popular in America, but I never heard of him. On the other hand, so what? Americans never heard of the rest of the world, so that seems to make it fairly even, in my opinion.
Anyhow, that isn’t what I wanted to say.
What I wanted to say was that Mr Steyn’s link resulted in the busiest traffic Bock has ever had, and I thought it was only fair to thank the lemmings people who flooded my site with abusive comments.
And so, I thought maybe a song would be appropriate, so here’s a fellow American to serenade them.
Thanks again guys. Just one thing so we can be clear: you’re not planning to to bring me peace and democracy any time soon, are you?
Even I wouldn’t believe Bush could be this stupid if I hadn’t heard it for myself.
Here’s Dubya in his own words:
“I heard somebody say, Where’s Mandela?’ Well, Mandela’s dead because Saddam Hussein killed all the Mandelas.”
You don’t believe me?
OK. I wouldn’t believe me either without evidence, so here you go. Listen to President GW Bush in his own words.
UPDATE: I received a couple of insightful replies to this.
You are an idiot, says Jimmy the Dhimmi of Tufts University, in his thoughtful academic way.
Dom helpfully explains that Bush really meant Saddam had killed everybody of Mandela’s character in Iraq. Isn’t it a good thing Dom is on hand to interpret Dubya for the rest of us?
He also explains that this was a joke story, though I’m not quite clear if he means the video is a forgery.
UPDATE 2: I’m overwhelmed by the love coming from America for this post. Some guy by the name of Steyn linked here and it’s resulted in every Bush sycophant on the face of the planet spamming me. Hey, no problem! Everyone’s welcome here. I was so touched by the love that I felt the need to post a thank-you HERE
UPDATE 3: What’s really strange is, nobody defines exactly what I wrote that they disagree with. It might be a good idea if somebody would quote the offending words. Perhaps Mr Steyn would oblige.
It’s been an interesting experiment and I think the reaction exposed something they didn’t intend to reveal (perhaps even to themselves).
It seems to me that they were most angered by what was in my mind at the time of posting, rather than what was actually posted.
They didn’t want me to take down the post, but rather to recant and be remorseful for my “error”.
At times, it was closer to a mediaeval heretic hunt than a 21st century discourse, and it goes to show how far America has moved away from freedom of thought, never mind freedom of speech.
Don’t forget, these are the same people who would lecture you about defending freedom, peace and democracy.