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Okay, it’s a single tweet, and I’ll still see him saying things that are a bit too “nuanced” for my taste. But this is an important tweet, as these things go, from a man who rose to prominence during the post-9/11 moral clarity, then waffled off and got “respectable” after a grueling and unsuccessful run for office in the UK. Guess what — after October 7, moral clarity is back on the menu, boys.
I'm starting to think that the far right, who want to defend their country and traditions, are actually the good guys, whereas the far left, who want to destroy the borders of every country, are actually the bad guys.
— Carl Benjamin (@Sargon_of_Akkad) November 11, 2023
(“I’m starting to think that the far right, who want to defend their country and traditions, are actually the good guys, whereas the far left, who want to destroy the borders of every country, are actually the bad guys.”)
Remember the good old days of Mark Steyn, Christopher Hitchens, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Oriana Fallaci, Geert Wilders, and the Danish cartoons? Salman Rushdie does. And how he must have looked at those days the way I look at today. With grief for the twenty years wasted on open borders, the ground lost, the anti-Western sentiment gained from both internal and external sources, the silencing of dissent, and the rise of naked oppression with hardly an obstacle.
The bad guys are winning. As I post this, it is the eleventh minute of the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, here in my time zone. Eleventh-hour, indeed.Published in