30th September 2009
Jay Nordlinger sees the dystopia in which we live.
I remember a talk I had with the Diaz-Balart brothers, several years ago. They are Cuban-American congressmen from Miami. They were saying that it would be one thing if free people were merely indifferent to Cuba and its suffering under a totalitarian dictatorship. That would not be very admirable or nice, but . . . you could live with it. But why do so many free people boost, defend, and celebrate that dictatorship? That is what really, nastily rankles.
We’re learning more and more about the Obamas, as their tenure lengthens. Would it be okay if I said that they don’t appear to have a heckuva lot of trouble looking out for No. 1? That there is not exactly a crisis of self-esteem? A danger of excessive self-sacrifice? A danger that they will be too far down on their own “priority lists”?