You may remember James O’Keefe. He’s the disciple of lefty consequentialist Saul Alinsky who, rather like Boromir, has decided that it’s okay to take the One Ring and lie for Gondor because when he lies, it’s good. A year ago last summer, he got caught doing some extremely weird stuff involving attempted seduction of a CNN reporter, which he attempted to justify with various lame-o excuses that made him look, well, kinda crazy.
Turns out he’s back now, offering highly edited versions of conversations with OWS folk for something called, with great chutzpah, “Project Veritas” (Note: a bit of NSFW language here).
So. A proven liar is telling me to trust him that his highly edited “expose” of OWS demonstrates that OWS and similar protests have nothing to be concerned about and that everything is just fine.
What we actually know about James O’Keefe is that he is a proven liar. Sure, he’s prolife. Being prolife does not wash away sins. The blood of Christ does that. Being prolife does not guarantee that the project of shooting fish in a barrel by finding a few OWS ninnies and interviewing them is proof positive that the real and growing problems in our system of state-sponsored welfare for the incredibly rich (aka bailouts) is a wise and sound system, nor that the increasing disparities between rich and poor and concentrations of wealth in the hands of a few are just.
It would be interesting if, in addition to the de rigeur coverage of the ninnies, there would interviews with dirty smelly hippies like this guy:
A reasonable point, given that one million of the men and women our ruling classes sent off to fight their wars of Empire are out of work.
HT: Caelum et Terra
Sooner or later, the Prophet Chesterton gets a hearing.