Kudos to John Hinderaker for his willingness to regularly read the Huffington Post in search of the most mindless post of the day/week/month. John has discovered a genuinely impressive bit of drivel from one Peter Mehlman. Believe it or not, Mehlman can actually write comedy, which, it is now apparent, requires not one ounce of knowledge of history, politics, or philosophy. Here is the graph that I hope ends up in Mehlman’s obit:
You could argue that even the world’s worst fascist dictators at least meant well. They honestly thought were doing good things for their countries by suppressing blacks/eliminating Jews/eradicating free enterprise/repressing individual thought/killing off rivals/invading neighbors, etc.
About Bush, and the solid majority of Americans who supported him in 2004, Mehlman writes: “How can anyone not see it? It’s not that their policies have been misguided or haven’t played out right. They. Don’t. Even. Mean. Well.” Helen Thomas is Peter’s guide to things political. Perfect. Just perfect.
To write this piece required an indifference to fact, common sense, and tact that is truly impressive, not to mention an obtuseness to suffering that distinguishes fanatics from all ages. Bravo to Peter Mehlman, apologist for Hitler and Mussolini, rehabilitator of misunderstood mass murderers.
Bush Derangement Syndrome: You have your poster boy. “Everyone” knows it.