Friday, July 11, 2008

It's Mark Steyn, not Mark Stein, filling in for Rush Limbaugh

It's Mark Steyn, not Mark Stein, filling in for Rush Limbaugh.
Here's what you need to know about the guy:

1) He writes for MacLean's, a Canadian newsmagazine that is pure greatness. Some of his warnings about organized Muslim hyper-sensitivity got him and the magazine hauled in front of the Alberta Human Rights Commission - a group that makes kangaroo courts appear to have The Wisdom of Solomon. From a free speech point of view, these Human Rights Commissions are beneath contempt. End of story. If you're interested, check out this thread about a Canadian blogger named Ezra Levant.

2) Mark Steyn (not Mark Stein) began his career as a musical theatre critic.

3) He recently published the book "America Alone", about the U.S. being the last bastion of Liberal Tolerance. I'm only halfway through it, but the general theme is that a curtain of intolerance toward traditional liberal values - Free Speech, Women's Rights, Equality Under The Law - is descending over much of Europe and Canada.

4) The book seems somewhat alarmist until you realize that Canada now has the dreaded "rights" tribunals, England is drifting toward an acknowledgement of Sharia law, and, for the crime of pointing out this intolerance, Steyn's book will soon be banned in Canada. Because it is intolerant.

5) Hmmmm.

6) He's very funny. More of a Libertarian than a Conservative. Here's his website. Enjoy.

3 comments:

nick m said...

England is well on the way to multi-cultural paradise. As has been noted by me, Devil's Kitchen and undoubtedly elsewhere, Harry's Place is being sued for calling a Hamas affiliate antisemitic! Well, actually ,they pointed out that he used the term "The evil Jew". This is quickly retro-edited by Al Jazeera to "Jewish Lobby".

johnhspivey said...
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johnhspivey said...

I heard about 10 minutes of him yesterday - and thought he was pretty funny. I looked at his website... Hmm, a Jewish, Catholic, Anglican, Baptist, Straight, at-least-partial-Libertarian, Musical Theater Critic Dogsledder. My kind of people.