December 23, 2011
Mark Steyn, the Canadian columnist who writes about American politics and is a close friend of the convicted criminal Conrad Black, has labeled Ron Paul’s political views “sheer stupid half-witted parochialism” in The Daily Caller.
“So we’re getting here into what is the problem with Ron Paul, which is the sheer stupid half-witted parochialism of his view of what’s going on out on the planet,” Steyn said on Hugh Hewitt’s radio show on Thursday. “And that’s why this is — this is a kind of utopian isolationism that fantasists on the right have embraced and at its darkest side, it meets the left coming around the other way in 9/11 truther conspiracy theories.”
Ron Paul has never declared 9/11 to be an inside job. Steyn’s attempt to portray him as a “truther” is more evidence that the neocon faction of the ruling elite is running scared as they confront the prospect of Paul winning the Iowa caucus.
Like his neocon fellow travelers, Steyn has a few fantasist dreams of his own – for instance, that Muslims will convert Europe into “Eurabia” (sic). In Steyn’s world, a 4 percent European Muslim population will dominate the continent by 2020, a statistical impossibility. But then statistics and factuality have nothing to do with it. The neocons are notorious fabricators and outright liars, as Steyn’s comment about Paul being a “truther” reveals. Neocon lies about Iraq resulted in the murder of 1.5 million Iraqis. Steyn enthusiastically supported the illegal and unconstitutional invasion.
More than one critic has accused the Canadian of anti-Muslim hysteria, which seems to be a disagreeable personality trait shared by many neocons. Northeastern University journalism professor Dan Kennedy has described Steyn as “the most toxic right-wing pundit you’ve never heard of” and alleges that Steyn writes with “a shrill, mocking tone of moral certainty that consigns those who disagree with him to the status of appeasers or even terrorists; and a willingness to distort, misrepresent, and omit facts in order to advance his argument.”
In fact, Mr. Steyn and the neocons did not emerge from the so-called “right.” Neoconservatism is a political philosophy that incubated on the so-called left. It was spawned by Trotskyites. That’s why former Marxists like David Horowitz have naturally migrated toward the movement.
As Thomas DiLorenzo has noted, the neocons are at war with the Constitution. It stands in the way of waging total war on the Muslims. “War is the enemy of constitutional liberty and also of prosperity. It is impossible to support the American regime’s unconstitutional and aggressive wars and be devoted to the Constitution at the same time,” DiLorenzo writes.
Ron Paul is devoted to the Constitution and that’s why Steyn and the neocons detest him.