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Lefties think they’re on the side
of the masses. They’re wrong

Telegraph [UK], by Daniel Hannan

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 12/21/2012 7:25:34 PM

At the Oxford Union the other day, I was comprehensively outperformed by this man: Dr Cornel West. If you’ve heard him live, you’ll know that he speaks in the manner of a charismatic preacher, and that the timbre of his voice captivates almost any audience. The motion was This House would occupy Wall Street. He won. For a while, I sat there in the manner of Harold Abrahams after he loses to Eric Liddell in Chariots of Fire. But then, like Abrahams, I picked myself up and started trying to improve my performance.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: MrYules, 12/21/2012 7:57:06 PM     (No. 9078602)

The "lefties" are NOT on the side of the "masses" (of ordinary people). Rather they are on their own side. They are the "Ones" that they have been waiting for. They use the mass of the people to wreck the existing order and try to rule the shambles that results. The Bolshevik revolution comes to mind. After murdering their way to power and subverting the actions of others Lenin, Trotsky and the other "marxists" consolidated their power by murdering the "Old Bolsheviks" who had given them Russia. The lie that they are "for" anyone but themselves and their absolute power must be attacked head on. No matter how "nice" they seem in private, remember that they believe they have a "right" to murder those who stand between them and absolute power. The rest of us have been too "nice" to these wreckers.


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Reply 2 - Posted by: hamrman, 12/21/2012 8:18:12 PM     (No. 9078621)

This is very true.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: lindamay, 12/21/2012 9:11:58 PM     (No. 9078670)

Lefties are on the side of them asses.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: jorgecito, 12/21/2012 10:02:07 PM     (No. 9078710)

Hard to believe that anyone with an IQ above room temperature would be impressed with "Dr" Cornel West -- a posturing buffoon, if there ever was one.

But cancel that ... we´re talking about the hoity-toity Oxford Union here. The creme-de-la-creme of British ivory tower elites. So, not so surprising they would fall for such a sorry joke as Professor West.

Hannan himself has a vocal "timbre" and cadence that is to be envied. Perhaps, as the late Christopher Hitchens admitted, his suave English accent enhances his appeal to American audiences; but it doesn´t work so well on the other side of the pond.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Hammock, 12/22/2012 1:03:51 AM     (No. 9078836)

Even when in a one-on-one interview, West is surprisingly over-the-top.

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