(Admirable but she won't get any help from Western feminists. They're too busy whining and wanted someone else to buy their birth control. The Kurdish female fighters are incredibly brave and are fighting evil. American feminists can't seem to tell the difference between good and evil.)
It no longer really matters much what the grand jury will find in the Michael Brown fatal-shooting case. Whether he had just robbed a store, was high on drugs, was walking down the middle of the road and prompted a violent confrontation with a police officer, or whether the officer was the aggressor in the confrontation, these have become mere competing narratives. The facts pale in comparison with the higher truth that Brown was black and unarmed, while Officer Darren Wilson white and armed. The latter scenario is all that matters.
Language is useful for inventing new realities. “Illegal alien” is a time-tested noun denoting foreign citizens who crossed a national border contrary to law. “Undocumented immigrant” is now used to diminish the bothersome fact that that millions have broken and continue to break the law.
(But if the radical leftists in the administration really believed that the United States was the major problem in the world, then an apology tour by Obama would have resolved it. But they were deluded and now reality is setting in.
(Actually, a Philip K. Dick short story predicted this some 40-plus years ago. He was condemned by pro-choice forces but his dark vision is playing out. This, and Rotherham, is a view of post Christian society.)
NR's Jay Nordlinger attended a Freedom Forum in Oslo. He asked a 21-year-old North Korean defector when did she realize her country was not normal.
I could never have predicted her answer. She says it was when she saw the movie Titanic, in a bootleg copy. This movie, as you know, not only tells the story of the famous tragedy at sea. It invents a love story between a young man and a young woman. In the end, he gives his life for her.
Driving attitudes is a pervasive sense of a country in trouble. Overwhelming majorities say the country is badly off-track and give the economy negative ratings. Economic expectations are little better today than they were at this time four years ago.