Monday, June 08, 2009

Brazil's plot and other news

Reading columns by Mary Anastasia O'Grady is educational because you can learn something new. Not something technically true or accurate, but certainly new. From today's column I learn that:

  • Brazil is on an "eternal quest to reduce U.S. power in the region."
  • Latin America has an axis of evil--she suggests that Chile is evil too, or at least Bachelet
  • Venezuela has a military government
  • Hillary Clinton is not a "big proponent of freedom" because she talked about poverty and inequality at the OAS
  • There is now a dichotomy of "liberty" and "tyranny" in Latin America
There is plenty of other stuff in there as well about Venezuela. In a way it seems like nostalgia for the Cold War. It is so much easier to see the political world in black and white terms because it requires very little thinking. Or at least it is fair to say that very little thinking went into the column. Nuance can be very annoying.

4 comments:

Randinho 10:56 PM  

She puts the nut in wingnut and the ass in bombastic. What a jerk.

Paul 11:13 AM  

"Reading columns by Mary Anastasia O'Grady is educational because you can learn something new. Not something technically true or accurate, but certainly new."

I guess that's pretty much how I have come to feel when reading your blog. But I guess I'm missing your scary sophisticated "nuance" when it comes to thugs like Castro and Chavez.

Anonymous,  9:24 PM  

You think this is bullshit you should read the stuff she was writing about Haiti's president Aristide a few years. Can someone bring a lawsuit against this wingnut?

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