Dr. Santy has a great post today. She put on her body armor and went over to visit the Kos kids. I hope she didn't catch something. Here's her point about the Left's lionization of Iran (yes, Iran):
That fact that their president is the actual intellectual heir of Adolf Hitler is irrelevant; the fact that Iran IS a actualy religious theocracy is of no matter. What is reality, after all, when compared to the fantasy universe of their feelings, where Bush=Hitler and the U.S. is imminently going to have a christian theocracy imposed upon it! What does it matter that a few gays are strung up and hung by the neck until dead, when we are dealing with such important "progressive" ideas that are hallmarks of Iranian justice system. It is even possible for such moral degenerates to convince themselves that there is more oppression of women, children and gays right here in the U.S.! The idea that these wonderful, advanced and civilized people, who rape women daring to go out without the proper clothing, are more socially progressive than we neanderthals in the West is a concept that only the left is stupid enough to embrace.What post is she referring to? This one (in pink, to match the spirit of the post):
Clearly, these giants of intellectual achievement are a few key snyapses short of a rational thought process.
Let me be perfectly clear here. The author is just a small sample of the type of people who have stolen the heart of the Democratic Party and whose fondest dream is to make America like Iran or Venezuela.
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. Military spending is a paltry $91 per capita compared to more than $1,500 per capita in the United States and Israel. 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, and as the society liberalises toward a more secular democratic regime, even better progress can be expected in the future. 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.What about how women are treated? Didn't the Kos Kid read about the famous actress facing a public whipping, who has already lost her job, for having premarital sex? She will probably get prison time, too. But, whatever, that's actually a fact. Let's ignore those:
Now, the usual crowd can be expected to comment on women, gays and political dissidents as being targets for repression in Iran. Without minimising the issues, I'm not convinced that the case isn't overstated and that the repression isn't outweighed by wider social advances. Women and children rarely suffer the isolation, poverty and violence in Iran that so many suffer from family breakdown in America. Women in Iran are now universally educated, taking 65 percent of university places, marrying later, having fewer children, and driving social change. Even Iran has a vibrant gay subculture. The United States imprisons a higher proportion of its population than Iran (or any other nation) does, and that proportion continues to rise despite falling crime rates.Wait a minute.... Could the lower imprisonment rate in Iran be because they hang gays? they kill murderers? they cut off limbs of thiefs? Nah..... Dr. Santy concludes:
In the upside-down world of Kos we come closest to a realization of the Orwellian nightmare where the sick theocracy of Iran is venerated as a "progressive paradise". And the fondest dream of today's left is to impose that
This mindset represents the new leaders of Congress. It is insanity. It is suicidal. It is delusional. The Left really believes the West has nothing to fear from Iran or any other country dominated by radical Islam and never mind their commie friends. Terrified yet?