A pro-Republican author in France was expelled from a television show during the Donald Trump inauguration after "shock" at her "rather hallucinatory rant."
Mind you, Evelyne Joslain
did not say on BFMTV that Barack Obama was a Muslim, but that he might be Muslim, in his heart, specifically, that "I believe Obama is more Muslim in his heart than Christian."
This led to shock
throughout the French media, with Marianne
calling it "surreal" and Télérama
declaring that "we couldn't believe our ears." Indeed, the (very) few people who leaped to her defense were said, all of them, to belong to… (wait for it) le Fascosphère
The questions (regarding Evelyne Joslain
's alleged "misplaced words
") that the members of the mainstream media (uncharitably called by some, "presstitutes
") of any country, including America itself, never ask and never answer, is the following: what is wrong with being Muslim anyway
— given that we are constantly reminded how wonderful, or at least how normal, the religion of peace is and its adherents are — while how insulting is it not
to think that the leader of a Western nation is Christian — given the fact that we are constantly reminded how obtuse, how retrograde, how racist, and how superstitious those oafish believers are.
And why shouldn't a person be allowed to believe that a certain leader, or a certain type of a country's population, is hateful towards the country (or towards the majority of the population thereof) that he leads or that they live in? We hear about hate and hate thought and hate crimes all the time, don't we? Are only members of the right supposed to belong to such a group? Well… that's exactly the point… ain't it?
The same outrage came up in America itself as the presidential campaign was slowly getting underway when Donald Trump, asked if Obama is a Muslim, "did nothing at the time to disabuse the man of this notion and the
candidate has since taken considerable heat for his nonresponse from
just about every quarter, including that paragon of justice and honesty
Hillary Clinton" (Roger Simon
Time to head over to PJ Media
where Glenn Reynolds
have some choice comments, while Jim Treacher
, Andrew Klavan
, and Brian Gates
take the media's double standards a step further in the obligatory snarky section.
went on to point out the following:
Is Obama a Muslim? The answer is no. But what is he then? Is Obama a Christian, as Jeb Bush
asserted in an attempt to make Trump look bad after Thursday's dustup?
Not a chance. Obama is about as pure a post-modern agnostic as you can
find. He's about as Christian as your average gender studies professor
at Swarthmore. Religion is for the [44th] president a convenience, an instrument of power.
What Evelyne Joslain didn't, and doesn't, understand is that nobody, but nobody, is allowed to criticize Barack Obama, or even put his words into doubt, since he is not a professional politician (or at least not a professional politician in the traditional sense) but something closer to a sainted figure, a light worker, a near-messiah, who is trying to transform the nightmarish hellhole that is America into a European paradise, a place where Americans will finally be so lucky to have as high taxes as Europeans do, as much red tape as Europeans enjoy, and as many bureaucrats as Europeans have.
Indeed, the taboo on saying anything negative about Obama seems coupled with the right, indeed almost the duty, to say nothing positive about people like a George Bush, a Sarah Palin, and — last but definitely not least — a Donald Trump…
That's the real story: nobody is allowed to question the immortal pronouncements of the left's paragon of virtue (whether concerning his private life or public policy), and nobody, more generally, is allowed to question any part of the left's PC narrative.
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