“Soft despotism is a term coined by Alexis de Tocqueville describing the state into which a country overrun by "a network of small complicated rules" might degrade. Soft despotism is different from despotism (also called 'hard despotism') in the sense that it is not obvious to the people."
Sunday, July 27, 2008
The Real Scum is CNN’s Christiane Amanpour
In Amanpour’s twisted universe, calling rioters who happen to be dark skinned ’scum’ is racist. Remember; these children of immigrants were destroying France last year. They were burning down cars and destroying shops on a massive scale. They declared war on the French government and fought against the police. ‘Scum’ is quite an appropriate word for them.
Not because they are dark, but because they are destroying other peoples’ possessions in a violent manner. That’s why.
To Amanpour, however, that doesn’t matter. In her sick politically correct world, one is not allowed to say something negative about people if those people happen to be dark skinned. If they are white, no problem.
What’s even sicker is that she is arguing that Obama and these rioters are the same because the color of their skin happens to be dark.