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Capital Crime

Following my weekend column on the administration’s disgraceful behavior over Benghazi, a commenter called Pilipo Underwood pops up:

Mawk Steyn’s sophistry is simply astounding! Willard Romney started the politics before we even knew the basics of the attack in Benghzi. And his essays just drip with vituperation. Such a chip on his shoulder, one thinks he would have learned after his Conviction for Hate Speech.

If only Capitalization could Make It So. I’ve never been Convicted of Hate Speech. Just for the record, the Canadian Islamic Congress took their case to the Ontario “Human Rights” Commission, the British Columbia “Human Rights” Tribunal, and the Canadian “Human Rights” Commission, and struck out every time. After which, they stopped trying. As a result of the case, the censorship law became so discredited that the Canadian Parliament repealed it.

So the reason I haven’t “learned,” as Mr. Underwood puts it, is because it was game, set, and match to me.

Alas, so much of contemporary liberalism depends on a kind of invincible ignorance. In that sense, Benghazi is a test case of the Left’s defining technique: simply saying the same thing over and over and louder and louder will make it true.

If I were as sensitive and thin-skinned as global warm-monger Dr. Michael Mann, I’d probably threaten to sue Mr. Underwood for defamation, but that’s a whole other story.

Mark Steyn is an international bestselling author, a Top 41 recording artist, and a leading Canadian human-rights activist.

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