Thursday, February 26, 2009

Mark Steyn is Back at Macleans

Mark Steyn is writing for Macleans again! This is exciting news because my favourite columnist is now going to be writing specifically for a Canadian audience. In his first article back he starts with a humorous broadside at Barack Obama and then attacks left wingers who want people to stop having kids but still keep our lavish social programs. The first paragraph bears repeating:
Anything happen while I was gone? Oh, yeah. The collapse of the global economy. Armageddon outta here. The ecopalypse is upon us. Down south, President Obama has abandoned the gaseous uplift of “the audacity of hope” and warns we’re on the brink of the abyss. In the old New Deal, FDR warned that “we have nothing to fear but fear itself.” For the new New Deal, President Hopeychangey says we have nothing but fear itself. Get used to it.
Yep it's classic Steyn, he'll skewer the lefties at the first sign of hypocrisy. He often talks about population decline and this article has two great one-liners to summarize the extreme environmentalists' prescription:

The best way to save the planet for the next generation is not to have a next

It’s necessary to throw out the babies to save the bathwater.

I just love it. Welcome back Mark.

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