Sunday, November 16, 2014


Jim Hoft of Gateway Pundit is regularly called "the stupidest man on the Internet." That's inaccurate. Hoft is a very smart disseminator of disinformation and other forms of propaganda. The stupidest people on the Internet are people who read Jim Hoft and believe what he writes.

Case in point? This post:
Obama Shows Democracy Dissident Aung San Suu Kyi How a Real Tyrant Operates

... Despite his recent midterm shellacking Barack Obama told reporters in a joint press conference with dissident Aung San Suu Kyi that he will move ahead with his amnesty plan despite his lack of legal authority on the issue.

The Politico reported, via Free Republic:
President Barack Obama on Friday defended his plans to use executive power to bypass Congress, signaling that he’s determined to move on issues like immigration and climate change, especially when lawmakers have failed to act....
Yeah, right -- Obama's "tyranny" far exceeds that of the Burmese government:
In early August, 1988, peaceful demonstrations broke out in Rangoon against the regime's disastrous economic policies, and quickly spread to other cities. Students, monks, lawyers, laborers, and others marched in the streets. Ne Win reportedly gave an order that guns were "not to shoot upwards," and soldiers opened fire, killing nearly six thousand people. General Saw Maung seized power, formed a junta called the State Law and Order Restoration Council (SLORC), and imposed martial law....

In 1990, the military regime allowed elections, which the National League for Democracy overwhelmingly won. SLORC, after initially saying it would abide by the result, declared itself Burma’s ruling authority and annulled the election results; many opposition politicians fled into exile. Seventeen years later, thousands of young monks marched in red robes through the streets of Rangoon demanding democracy, in the dramatic, weeks-long Saffron Revolution, and were joined by thousands of civilians. The junta, now led by General Than Shwe and renamed the State Peace and Development Council, opened fire on demonstrators and jailed thousands. The United Nations reported that between thirty and forty monks and between fifty and seventy civilians were killed. Since then, the regime has maintained tough censorship laws and imposed long prison terms for dissent. There are an estimated twenty-one hundred political prisoners in Myanmar’s jails.
Remind me again: How many Obama opponents have been shot in the streets by soldiers? How many have been imprisoned for opposing immigration reform or Obamacare?

On 9 November 1996, the motorcade that [Aung San Suu Kyi] was traveling in with other National League for Democracy leaders Tin Oo and U Kyi Maung, was attacked in Yangon. About 200 men swooped down on the motorcade, wielding metal chains, metal batons, stones and other weapons. The car that Aung San Suu Kyi was in had its rear window smashed, and the car with Tin Oo and U Kyi Maung had its rear window and two backdoor windows shattered. It is believed the offenders were members of the Union Solidarity and Development Association (USDA) who were allegedly paid 500 kyats (@ USD $0.50) each to participate....

Aung San Suu Kyi has been placed under house arrest for 15 of the past 21 years, on numerous occasions, since she began her political career...
... during her early years of detention, she was often in solitary confinement. She was not allowed to see her two sons or her husband, who died of cancer in March 1999.
And from Amnesty International:
Many of Myanmar's [Burma's] 55 million people live in poverty and suffer from ongoing human rights violations. Those who express dissenting views face harassment, arbitrary arrest, torture, imprisonment and sometimes even extrajudicial executions. Political prisoners probably number in the hundreds, maybe more. No transparent process has been carried out to determine the correct number....

Political prisoners in Myanmar are still held under vague laws frequently used by the government to criminalize peaceful political dissent. They are being held in grim conditions, with inadequate food and sanitation. Many are in poor health and do not receive proper medical treatment. Many were tortured during their initial interrogation and detention, and still risk torture as a punishment at the hands of prison officers.
Yeah, just like America -- right, Jim? You have so many friends who've been imprisoned and tortured for right-wing anti-government views here in America -- right, Jim?


Victor said...

"Yeah, just like America -- right, Jim? You have so many friends who've been imprisoned and tortured for right-wing anti-government views here in America -- right, Jim?"

They're in the "Death Camps" right next to the Christians who Obama and we secular humanists have detained and tortured over the past 6 years.

They're all still alive, because with global warming, and over-hunting, the world has a lion shortage - as well as other 'man-eaters."

Otherwise, we could all go see them at our nearest sports complex, battling, and then being eaten by wild animals.

When Obama gets enough man-eaters for these games to go on, minority children will get in for free!

Mart said...

Smart post. I am an old white guy who travels and talks to a lot of old white guys. I try to explain there are two phases, since nobody can prove otherwise about grabbing for a gun, I give Wilson a couple shots while he is in the car. Then say the supreme court ruled you cannot use deadly force to subdue an unarmed retreating suspect/(jaywalker). So I do not give Wilson the next ten shots. To which at least a dozen say, stole cigars/pot/charging, and three then said crushed his eye socket. I say refuted, they say tomato, where do you get your news?

Yastreblyansky said...

You know who doesn't get to see a dying spouse in the US? Members of same-sex couples in the remaining states that follow the Hoft line and undocumented immigrants that Obama dictatorially tries to treat humanely.

Ken_L said...

Don't get him started please. He'll start babbling about all the Americans punished for their conservative views, like the guy whose video Hillary blamed for Benghazi, and poor old Dinesh D'Souza persecuted for a technical violation of the electoral funding laws, and here's the list of conservatives hounded by the jackbooted thugs at the IRS ...

Never Ben Better said...

Ye gods, how I wish I could gather up all these morons screaming about how oppressed they are and drop them into Myanmar or some such place to live for a few months -- let them see what happens in a real tyranny to people who attack the government.