I have always believed that I was not capable of hating my fellow Man.
That’s not to say that, for my personal reasons, I have people that I hold no fondness towards; not many, but some.
But, I hate Paul Krugman.
Oh, don’t worry; I said that I didn’t have the capacity to hate my fellow MAN.
Paul Krugman is a repulsive, repugnant, reprehensible, reptilian reprobate!
In addition, a man has scruples, morals, ethics and yes; a conscience. Krugman doesn’t.
He is p****** away his “gift” in an arena where his political opinions are far removed from his noted area of expertise, which is economics.
You see, we cannot dismiss ANYTHING Krugman says, because he has his bully pulpit aka The New York Times. Once a very prominent and relevant source for current events, consumer confidence in the paper has eroded amid accusations of plagiarism, poor vetting of “sources” and for stories that are the product of the imagination of its writer.
And then, there’s Krugman.
Since when has wild assertions with no linkage to even a scintilla of logic qualify as “opinion”?
Krugman’s blog post, “The Years of Shame” wasn’t an “op-ed” article. It was a hate piece, pure and simple.
To claim that 9/11 was an excuse to invade Iraq is narrow-minded; nay, small-minded.
You use an excuse when you are late for work.
You use an excuse when you forget to take the trash out.
You DON’T use an excuse to send 100,000 U.S. troops into a foreign country and into Harm’s way.
THAT is to trivialize the value of human life.
Krugman is clearly confusing humanitarianism with imperialism.
For some, there is no justification for military action. Krugman must be in this camp. Also, he no doubt believes that Israel is always the aggressor when they retaliate for the bombings perpetrated by those who want Israel wiped from this Earth.
Oh; there are some who have profited in the days since 9/11, but Krugman failed to accurately identify them.
There are a few; albeit very few, who agree with Krugman’s wacky assertions.
He applies the broad brush to many Americans who couldn’t disagree more with his statement, “…and in its heart, the nation knows it”. Even though he would not allow comments on his blog and took the extra step to disable his email, Krugman is finding out that sometimes, it is not a good idea to think out loud and put it to paper.
As long as The New York Times continues to showcase his absurdities, they will continue to put a drain on our ecology and assault our common sense and our common decency.
Yeah; maybe “hate” is a little too strong.
Upon reflection, I don’t hate Paul Krugman.
I despise him for his ginsu approach to writing.
I pity him for his cowardice.
I find it ironic that he believes his credibility as a writer comes from his Nobel Prize; a single event that leaves me to wonder about the nomination and selection process of such a “prestigious” award.
Doesn’t that award come with some money?
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