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Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Real or satire?

Here's a left-wing item so absurd you have to wonder if the whole thing isn't a right-wing joke, a la the entire content of The Nation:
Saddam [Hussein] had achieved almost universal adult literacy and Baghdadi meant "wealthy"in Arabic slang when his administration became a target for devastating sanctions and war. . . .

Iran has invested its oil wealth in universal education, healthcare, infrastructure bringing clean water and electricity to more than 98 percent of its people, and economic progress. . . . The social and economic achievements of the revolutionary regime in Iran in the past 25 years look quite progressive in reducing poverty and social inequalities. . . . Compared to rising inequality in the United States and Israel, ranked numbers one and two for social inequality among developed nations, the Iranians look pretty damn good.
Did somebody from The Onion write this?

This is the kind of thing left-wingers used to say about communist regimes, but at least in that case you could write it off as the triumph of wishful thinking over reality. Here, we have a lefty praising one of the world's most backwards and reactionary regimes for being progressive, at least when compared to the Great Satan the United States and its Little Satan, Israel. Or someone pretending to be a lefty making a hilarious joke.


Anonymous kendy said...

i read something like this somewhere before. i think it was maclean's.

don't quote me on that though.

Wed Nov 15, 10:18:00 PM EST  
Anonymous dw said...

Have also read that in a comparrison of left/right idealogy yet it was not linked. Wouldn't suprise me if a bonefied left winger believed that.

Fri Nov 24, 09:26:00 PM EST  

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