Tuesday, December 02, 2008

And, as you probably guessed, of COURSE Mumbai

was our damn fault.
In his CNN interview, he was no less clear. What happened in Mumbai, he told the interviewer, was a product of the U.S. war on terrorism, that "our policies, our foreign policies" had alienated the Muslim population, that we had "gone after the wrong people" and inflamed moderates. And "that inflammation then gets organized and appears as this disaster in Bombay."
Because we all know moderates set up mass murders when their feelings are hurt.

What I want to know is why anyone is asking this moron his opinion, let alone giving it air time?


the pistolero said...

Who is Deepak Chopra (I've heard the name but that's about it), and why exactly does his opinion on anything outside his area of expertise matter?

martywd said...

why exactly does his opinion on anything outside his area of expertise matter?

'Expertise'?   Chopra is the king of new age quackery.   In one of my past lives I worked first in maintenance and later in IT at a small private school founded by an incredibly wealthy women.   Chopra 'lectured' to the faculty on several occassions while I worked there.   Chopra's influence with the rich and stupid is truly strange and alarming.

BobG said...

Methinks Chopra has had one too many enemas, and his brains got washed out during the last one.

Windy Wilson said...

You know, if this same mental exercise were performed at the level of the individual when he or she is a victim of a crime (particularly a woman), these same people who are able to rationalize everything as being America's fault would decry this as "blaming the victim". If only you hadn't provoked him by walking that way or dressing that way or lipping off, or insisting on -whatever, this would not have happened.

Windy Wilson said...

oh, and the Indians can't blame the actual perpetrators too loudly, as that might make them mad and they'll do something again. Better to blame the people who won't get mad enough to hurt you, even if that means blaming your protectors.

Firehand said...

Well, last I heard the Indians were making very unfriendly noises at Pakistan and the idiot-level muslims, so at least they seem to be willing to blame the guilty. At least, last I heard.

As the man said, Chopra is a 'new-age' moron of the first water.