The Troglopundit has kindly warned me that I might want to purge my little blog of incriminating links: it seems that bloggers link to Mark Steyn at their own risk. In Canada, that is. BlazingCatFur is being sued and could use your support. I can't very well de-Steyn this blog; I'm afraid there wouldn't be much left. And anyway, it's a hard habit to break. So I'm linkin' again:
Mark Steyn and Hugh Hewitt:
MS: . . . What is at issue at this election, I think, is whether the people are still sovereign, whether they can still, through…whether the system is still responsive to change through the normal democratic means, or whether, as in, and this is where the Juan Williams bit comes in, we now live in a more conventional Western society like they do in Continental Europe, where the elites simply decide what the acceptable positions are, and issue their instructions to their knuckle-dragging electorates, and say take it or leave. That’s what’s going to happen. And I think in that sense, the Juan Williams thing does play into a lot of what’s going to be happening on Tuesday.On this year's Christmas record:
HH: Now that knuckle-dragging electorate, if we judge by the collection of polls, not any particular one, is going to turn out en masse on the conservative side. But we’ve already heard this narrative begin, it’s about the money. But Mark Steyn, it’s not about the money, and it’s never been about the money. And in fact, the left is outspending the right again.
MS: Yes, that’s true. And I think this is what’s fascinating. And the voter fraud is already underway, soldiers serving overseas have been deprived of their ballots, all the usual stuff is going on. The attacks ads are going on. The only difference is that this time, to use a certain book title that somebody once wrote, if it’s not close, they can’t cheat. And your book title is even more relevant this time than it was last time around, Hugh, because the victory on Tuesday has to be beyond the margin of lawyer, not just for the good of the Republican Party, but for the health of American democracy. I seriously do believe that what a lot of events have in common, a federal judge striking down Arizona law, another judge in California striking down a ballot initiative by the Californian people. Now, we’re seeing attempts, in effect, to insulate the Democratic Party and the establishment from popular accountability by whatever means necessary, even if it comes to faking the poll results. What all these issues have in common is that they cumulatively, they’re telling the American people that the system is not responsive to democratic change, is not responsive to the popular will to the sovereignty of the people. And if you do that often enough, you are in big trouble as a stable, functioning society.
HH: I have not yet seen the release, Mark Steyn, of the Christmas album.Now who's teasing?
MS: Oh, you keep teasing me about this, Hugh. I may have had no time for it this year. I mean, I may have been too busy working on my Groundhog Day single. You never know.
Also see SteynOnline for updates on Mark's talk in London, Ontario. Attempts to stifle him have only served to attract a larger audience. These petty despots can't seem to learn that. Wish I could be there. It promises to be awesome.
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