Always John Derbyshire seeks the truth, and always he finds it. While lesser minds puzzle over what went wrong in Iraq, Derbyshire effortlessly anatomizes his own dead hopes, and fingers their assassin:
US policymakers, and GWB especially, have breathed deep of the opium-smoke of multiculturalism, and so believe that...the real causes of Iraqi unrest can be smoothed away with some sweet talk and a couple of PowerPoint presentations.The West is declining! The world's in flames! Roll over, Spengler, and tell Francis Parker Yockey the news!
The multi-culti cult has not finished its work yet. It will wreak much more damage in the world, and to America's interests, before it expires at last.
What a remarkable world Derbyshire inhabits. This war - which was inexpertly planned, dishonestly proposed, illegally launched, and immorally defended by the self-proclaimed transcendental moralists of the Conservatarian power elite - is a disaster because George W. Bush turns out to be an adherent of the multiculturalist heresy. It turns out that the biggest problem with the authoritarian cult of personality surrounding Bush is that it was too easygoing, too yielding, too tolerant, too willing to indulge the president's opioid dreams of Whitmanesque oneness with the eternal Other. Now, too late, the Right finds that it has nourished a rainbow-striped serpent at its wizened, hairy bosom.
You know the denouement. "The rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew; and they rushed upon that house, and it fell; and great was the ruin of it." And yet, Derbyshire finds his little consolations where he can, as thus:
The one that really impresses me is the Lego tribute to Brokeback Mountain.
...though I am glad the little Lego people don't come anatomically correct. Really, really glad.