Loony Left: Another seven days of left-wing madness

This week we have gems from George Monbiot, the BBC, Abu Qatada, Charlie Brooker, Hugo Chavez, the UN and of course, the tin foil hat tyrants of Tehran...

The poor old Simpsons pushed those Iranians too far...
The Humph
On 10 February 2012 11:57

Welcome to the first of what will be a weekly column, looking back at the last seven days of left-wing madness -- all with a good dose of humour. You won't agree with all of the points -- but that's half the fun! Some will be a few lines long, others, a few paragraphs; all will have the aim of demonstrating what a crazy world we live in. Give it a try and if your point of view clashes, well...you know where the comment box is!

Now, let's start with that Monbiot character...

1. If you’re reading this, you’re probably stupid…according to the Guardian

George (Moonbat) Monbiot: two (three) words guaranteed to get your back up if ever there were any.

He’s excelled himself this week. Not content with being part of the “science is over” crowd – a bats**t mental gang who can’t (won’t) understand that the fact that there has been no net global warming since 1998 shows that the science is all over the place – he’s now come out and said in a full length article in the Guardian that, in the main, people on the right are essentially stupid.

No really. Here’s what he said: “…we have been too polite to mention the Canadian study published last month in the journal Psychological Science, which revealed that people with conservative beliefs are likely to be of low intelligence.”

If you’re going to call people stupid you’d better have some pretty good evidence to back it up. After all, if the “study” you base your arguments upon ends up being trashed as a pile of total cobblers, you’re playing with egg perilously close to your face.

Indeed, the ability to discern the strengths or weaknesses, in anything purporting to be analysis, George, is a key determinant of your own analytical prowess.

So, here’s what Dr. William M. Briggs, Adjunct Professor of Statistical Science at Cornell University said about Monbiot’s “study”. He described it as, “A contender for the worst use of statistics in an original paper ever”.

How embarrassing.

Now I won’t get sucked into an argument on the grounds of ‘my right-wing father is more intelligent than your left-wing mother’ (the feminists will love that one). But if we look at the evidence over the second half of the 20thcentury – and specifically the big political-intellectual standoff of that time – the right hasn’t done too badly in demonstrating its intellect, by essentially being…well, right.

Listen…can you hear that? Shhh; there. That’s the sound of all and sundry on the left propelling their feet as fast as they’ll carry them over the hill with their spears and swords aloft. Because I am, of course, talking about the stand-off between liberal-democratic capitalism and socialist totalitarianism.

True, there has been a major question about values to contend with in all of this. But as our current economic woes will testify – which the left will tell you are the fault of capitalism when really they've been largely caused by bad state regulation, excessive government spending and the related debt crisis – it was also a matter of your analytical and intellectual abilities.

So, when you think about it, it actually shows you to be rather stupid, George. There; I said it.


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