Buckley is engaging in whataboutism, a tactic routinely employed by the Soviet Union to deflect criticism. For example, in response to criticism of human rights violations, the Soviets would criticize race-relations in the United States. The goal of whataboutism is to avoid addressing the criticism by creating a false equivalence. Continue reading →
I think Sykfall was the best Bond movie ever. The recent reporting by Daily Beast asserting that Representative Robert Fisher remains involved with the infamous Red Pill forum reminds me of a scene from Skyfall in which the villain, Silva, hacks into mi6’s computers.
Anticipating that mi6 would attempt to access his personal computer, Silva, programmed his PC to hack mi6 and arranged his capture by Bond. At 1:16 of the video below, after Q realizes mi6 has been hacked but can’t figure out how, a message appears on Silva’s computer “NOT SUCH A CLEVER BOY.” What’s left out of this video is Q at the outset bragging about how easy it will be for him to get past Silva’s defenses:
Now, looking at Silva’s computer, it seems to me he’s done a number of slightly unusual things. He’s established failsafe protocols to wipe the memory if there’s any attempt to access certain files. Only six people in the world could program safeguards like that.
Of course there are. Can you get past them?
I invented them.
Let’s see what you’ve got for us, Mr. Silva. We’re in.
Of course, that’s exactly what Silva was counting on:
But the Monitor’s editorial actually is not about Fisher. It is about pushing the progressive feminist agenda in New Hampshire though “shaming”: suggesting that anyone who does not support the progressive feminist agenda is just a less virulent misogynist than Fisher. Continue reading →