Sunday, September 24, 2006

The righteous cometh

Niall Furguson cites President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad at the United Nations.

I emphatically declare that today's world … longs for the perfect righteous human being and the real saviour who has been promised to all peoples and who will establish justice, peace and brotherhood on the planet. O, Almighty God … bestow upon humanity … the perfect human being promised to all by You, and make us among his followers and among those who strive for his return and his cause.
It puts the Chomsky-flourishing Chavez in a new light, doesn't it? He's the sort of maniac we can cope with; the 20th Century had a gaggle of them; there are squawking squads of them embedded in our universities. But the "real saviour" who will "establish justice, peace and brotherhood"? Please, please! Anything but salvation! Please!

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