The Elites bow to Mecca

The aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo massacre has confirmed something widely suspected: this country’s elites have no interest in defeating terrorism. Out of the 17 people murdered by Jihadi thugs in Paris, four were cops and four were innocent passersby who happened to be in a kosher shop at the wrong moment. But the other nine were perfect examples of 21st-century postmodern secular elites. Sophisticated, skeptical, well-educated, and well-to-do bohos working in media whose response to anything at all was a combination of aloofness, impudence, and irony. In this they were representative of their generation -- essentially French versions of Jon Stewart and Tina Fey. They would have been at home in any capital city -- London, Amsterdam, New York -- or any university town in the Western world. This was reflected in Charlie Hebdo itself. The magazine attacked Islam not only because it was a perfect target in its vulgarity, stupidity, and aggressiveness (when it comes down to...(Read Full Article)