As we’ve seen via the likes of Whoopi Goldberg (who is, your tsking aside, watched daily by millions of women, so yes: on some level, she “matters”) and now, a semi-major U.S. newspaper, the “not all XYZs!!!” formulation is actually gaining traction, rather than being mocked into obscurity, like it should have been when it started almost ten years ago.
Note that it is women who are spreading this toxic meme.
Because women are stupid.
Now: you already know how I feel about “not all XYZs!!!”
The Journal’s formulation embodies one of the great delusions of our age — that there are bad governments but no bad peoples. “Not all Germans were Nazis” — but enough were and enough of the rest strung along that the qualification is irrelevant. Not all Afghans are Taliban — but the real problem in that wretched land is not “the Afghan government” but the Afghan people. A dozen pages of a Flashman yarn has a sounder grasp of the Afghan psyche than nine years of multilateral “nation-building.” Which is why we’re going round and round in circles in an almighty Groundhogistan where a man gets sentenced to death for converting to Christianity under a court system created, funded, and protected by us.
Which reminds me:
I told you we should have nuked Afghanistan. It’s a nation of primitive scumbags who don’t deserve our blood and treasure — “‘It’s not the people, it’s the government’? So who keeps electing the government…?”:
(So why does this bitch hate Sarah Palin again? “When did you turn into Rush Limbaugh?” Jeezuz. This is why I say “women are stupid.” The man is agreeing with her, but he’s a big dumb Italian dude so he’s automatically a creep and can’t be right about anything. Her even slightly larger than normal female brain cannot compute or steer into the skid.)