Wednesday, May 11, 2005

"rabble" ?

I don't normally post on politics and the like, but some things just make my head explode. Lawyers, Guns and Money points to this entry on Powerline (TIME Magazine's man of the year last year for their work exposing the CSB forged memos, and in general a fairly right wing group blog):
It's great to see someone standing up for colonialism, especially British colonialism. I agree wholeheartedly with this observation, for example:
Had Britain had the courage to face down Gandhi and his rabble a few years longer, the tragedy that was the partititon of India might have been avoided.
The subquote comes from an article in New Criterion, by Roger Kimball.

So let me see; the British tried to avoid partition and were stymied by Gandhi and his "rabble". I can't stop gasping long enough to provide a cogent response to this filth, which is probably why I don't post on politics in the first place.

(HT: Crooked Timber)

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