Third-Worldism is the daydream of Jeremy Corbyn and —as I have written before, of Barack Obama. Always looking for the next anti-Western cause, from The Wretched of the Earth and the Khmer Rouge to Castro and Chávez, to the Ayatollahs and the latest —migrants invading Europe— the world left’s longing for utopia is worth many corpses and much suffering. Please read Ben Sixsmith’s superb essay Anti-Imperialism and Apologetics for Murder. Quillette is always worth visiting.
Val-e-diction is a web log dedicated to expressing my beliefs and concerns regarding political, economic and social matters in the USA. I was born in Venezuela, a country famous by the proverbial beauty of its women that is a result of its racial and ethnic melting pot. At the present time Venezuela is suffering its gravest political and economic calamity in a century. Simply, socialism doesn’t work. I emigrated legally to the USA in 1979. I had studied here when young and fell in love with the country, a feeling that never faltered until I could make it my and my family’s home. I am proud of being a citizen of the United States of America, the shining city on a hill of Winthrop and Reagan, the beacon of freedom and hope for millions, the astonishing product of the only successful revolution in history. May God keep its institutions, traditions and culture strong forever. My humble contributions will try to push in the same direction. View all posts by vdorta