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1 June 2010

Richard Fernandez from the Belmont Club on The Consolations of Philosophy

As a result, any moderately well informed individual knows that there is no Islamic extremism, nor even terrorism. There are only man made disasters. Everybody knows that we can borrow our way out of debt, that the welfare state is the sustainable wave of the future; that Egypt has no border with Gaza through which it can provide supplies if it wanted; that the UN has kept Hezbollah from importing hundreds of missiles into Lebanon; that the thought of a handful of Jews has kept hundreds of millions of oil-rich Muslims from attaining prosperity; and that Global Warming is the main danger facing the planet Earth.

 

That these assertions are untrue hardly matters; that they are indisputable is what seems to count. For who shall dispute them?

 

Reality might. And therein lies the problem.

 

Here’s what is going to happen with one hundred percent certainty. All of these lies will explode with considerable force in the faces of political establishment.

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