Monday, January 19

i got your civil discourse right here

Mark Hemingway:

Over at the Weekly Standard, John McCormack notes that will.i.am bowlderized the verse of the song where he compares the CIA to the KKK. Thank God for small favors.

I'll grant you a straight-up comparison is hardly fair. After all, how many million more deaths has the CIA been responsible for? The Klan weren't/aren't much like the CIA - they're like the organizations it sponsors.

'course, what the original apparently, actually said was this:

But we still got terrorists here livin'
In the USA, the big CIA,
The Bloods and The Crips and the KKK.

But I forget myself. In the moral universe of people who are big enough assholes to be blogging at the National Review Online, state terrorism is by definition committed by governments other than that of the United States of America.