Friday, February 22, 2008

Naomi Campbell--Political Candidate?

David Harsanyi states in his Denver Post column entitled, "The Truth About Castro":

Supermodel Naomi Campbell claims that Fidel Castro is "a source of inspiration to the world." Actually, in South Beach, dingbat stick-figures can pocket millions strutting down runways, but in Cuba, young women are destined to toil in a socialist economy with little hope. They aren't inspired by Castro. Suicide rates are estimated to have tripled since El Caballo began running things.

Maybe Campbell should stick with modeling, sounds like she has a better career there than in politics; on the other hand, the way that some of our politicians appease and admire dictators, maybe not.


Blogger Peregrine John said...

No surprise at all, really. The phrase "hook, line and sinker" comes to mind when I hear/read the big mouthed and faintly educated glitterati lionizing their favorite mass murderers.

The best essay I've read on the subject so far I actually read just a few minutes ago, here. Warning: the truth is not pretty.

10:48 AM, February 22, 2008  
Blogger DADvocate said...

Makes me wonder what these dummies would be willing to accept from their own government. Harsh treatment of terrorists is unacceptable but imprisoning and killing political enemies is.

11:27 AM, February 22, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Supermodel = no opinion worth hearing.

Once again, if Cuba's such a swell place, why isn't this idiot living there?

1:38 PM, February 22, 2008  
Blogger Serket said...

As far as appeasing dictators goes, you have Obama in a nutshell. He makes Hillary appear sane. I was listening to a radio host wonder which Hollywood idiot would be the first to embrace Raul. Also I heard that Michael Moore's movie "Sicko" was banned in Cuba. You can't have Cubans revolting when they realize their healthcare isn't so great!

Bugs - I've thought the same thing, if North Korea, Iran, Venezuela or Cuba are so great then why don't they move there?

2:18 PM, February 22, 2008  
Blogger TMink said...

Naomi Campbell is a serial batterer. Maybe she recognizes Castro's history of cruelty and can appreciate it.


2:36 PM, February 22, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I've thought the same thing, if North Korea, Iran, Venezuela or Cuba are so great then why don't they move there?"


They think that if they imposed the same system on the United States that the United States would continue to have a reasonable economy and standard of living.

That's what lefties in general think: that there is just a "pie" out there that has to be more efficiently distributed. And they are precisely the intellectuals to work out the distribution. What they don't get is that the size of the pie depends on the distribution, among other things.

In other words: You can only take everything away from "rich people" once. After that, there will be little to take (either because the money will be hidden or no one will produce). That's exactly what happened in Russia: in 1917, they raided the "rich". Over time, it became clear that vodka drinking was preferable to working if you got the same amount of money either way. And no one was left to strip of their assets, because no one had any assets any longer.

"Capitalism unfairly distributes wealth, and socialism fairly distributes poverty".

9:36 PM, February 22, 2008  
Blogger Eric said...

It's hard to find a more messed up person than Naomi Campbell.


Personal life

Campbell has several adopted father figures, including Quincy Jones and Chris Blackwell, and an adopted grandfather, Nelson Mandela.

Legal troubles

Campbell has been accused of and arrested for physically and verbally abusing several of her employees and associates. Documented accusations against Campbell include...

[long litany omitted]


What she has in common with Castro is that they both know how to mug for a camera. The tragedy is that too many people confuse attractiveness with merit.

Might it be that members of the attractive dysfunctional elite class are able to recognize each other, and that they have a sort of de facto mutual support network?

Under these circumstances, how are ordinary people supposed to distinguish between beautiful and ugly?

11:02 PM, February 22, 2008  
Blogger El Duderino said...

To the left, if you oppose gay marriage you are a fascist. Yet somehow they can excuse Castro when he imprisons Gays for being gay. For such people there is no hope of reason.

1:38 AM, February 23, 2008  
Blogger # 56 said...

Naomi would have done fine in Fidel's Cuba. A dumb looker can pull down currency hooking for the Euro tourist crowd. It's not millions for walking in absurd clothes, but when you figure in the outstanding education and health care system she might come out ahead.

1:04 PM, February 23, 2008  
Blogger RebeccaH said...

When it comes to political opinions, I rate supermodels somewhere below actresses in the scheme of things, and you don't want to know what I think of actresses' political opinions.

1:16 PM, February 23, 2008  
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