"I rarely write about Cuban issues. We have a superb cadre of writers who regularly write on this blog's primary subject. But this blog is also a conservative blog. We are a blog that has to deal with issues beyond the one that wounds us on a daily basis. Provincial and insular we are not." — George Moneo, "Thoughtful Analysis About Our Future," Babalú, February 25, 2008
First of all, the "Thoughful Analysis" is not Moneo's. Of course, no one would expect it to be.
Secondly, "cadre of writers?"
Of all the words in the dictionary to describe a group, George chooses "cadre?"
Ever since Marxism appropriated and popularized the word, cadre has meant a revolutionary cell. The phrase "superb cadre" adds a certain Pravdian touch which could only have been improved by the addition of "well-disciplined."
A "conservative blog" that appropriates Marxist terminology? Well, consistency is not something that we have come to expect from Babalú either.
Of course, we are all aware that George rarely writes about Cuba (which is a blessing) and that Babalú has not been much concerned recently with its "primary subject," preferring, instead, to focus on the subject of primaries. George and Henry have both used Babalú as a platform from which to dump on John McCain and further the presidential aspirations of Barack Obama.
Now George warns us of the imminent collapse of Western civilization as presaged by Baron Boddissey and Dymphna from the Gates of Vienna blog. According to them, that collapse was consummated 94 years ago in Europe, and, presumably, will soon reach such backwater reboubts as the United States.
How does George suppose that Western civilization will die in America? Well, not through a World War such as precipitated its demise in Europe. George thinks that Muslims will have something to do with it, not an improbable conjecture since they are its declared enemies.
Personally, I have always thought it would be liberals (i.e. socialists) who destroy Western civilization. But there is no reason that both liberal and Muslims can't join efforts to accomplish their common end. In fact, many believe they already have.
The name of this synthesis is Barack Hussein Obama.
You know, George, the guy you and Henry are trying to make president of the United States to show just how uninsular and unprovincial you are.
George's post has gone amissing at Babalú. Apparently it did not sit well with Val that George pronounced Babalú to be not just "primarily" a blog about Cuba but a "conservative blog" as well. Google still has the cache. But what would be the point of reproducing it here? To prove that Babalú censors even its own editors? Doesn't everybody already know that? To save George's musings for posterity? Posterity will not thank us. Besides, the moment that this "Postscript" is published, the vanished post will reappear.