Just when you think Ezra Klein can’t out-hack himself, he swoops in to prove you wrong:
Imagine you're a small country charting a path between Chinese-style autocracy and American-style democracy — which many are right now. How appealing does our model look to you at the moment?
— Ezra Klein (@ezraklein) January 18, 2018
Pretty damn appealing, Ezra. Which is a lot more than we can say about you.
is this satire or stupidity?
— Billy Sanford (@sanfordbilly) January 18, 2018
Stupidity. Every time.
You're a joke.
— Jordan Moellman (@jpmoellman12) January 18, 2018
holy cow, you’re dim
— Kevin Craig (@KC11A18A) January 18, 2018
— David (@DaveDaMan787) January 18, 2018
Are you really this dumb?
— Facts Matter (@convoice) January 18, 2018
When the stupid think aloud. https://t.co/YLirxCRFNy
— JWF (@JammieWF) January 18, 2018
We’re a republic. But that’s not the dumbest part of this tweet. https://t.co/p7ecM5OJBH
— Amelia (@AmeliaHammy) January 18, 2018
Let us count the ways.
Democracy is messy by its nature. That's what happens when a diverse country disagrees over big things. https://t.co/cD5DDwc5Ek
— Jay Cost (@JayCostTWS) January 18, 2018
Its all utterly meaningless if they don't start with a foundation of understood liberty and rights. Otherwise its just a majority oppressing the minority.
Democracy is not sufficient. It requires our unique view of inherent rights and a healthy system of checks and balances. https://t.co/6ch7yU5mdQ
— Chad Felix Greene (@chadfelixg) January 18, 2018
I dunno. China seems pretty appealing when you consider they give you free birthday cake. pic.twitter.com/33EdBMLWU6
— Mark Hemingway (@Heminator) January 18, 2018
Fucking awesome, because I don't have to run every internet comment by the government and kill dissidents.
— Ron Barker (@wrongnowshutup2) January 18, 2018
— Nathan Wurtzel (@NathanWurtzel) January 18, 2018
*gestures to decades of forced abortions and other horrific human rights violations*
Um. Fucking ours, Ezra. https://t.co/OhlWgLT6re
— Lyndsey Fifield (@lyndseyfifield) January 18, 2018
Going to go as far as to say that takes like @ezraklein's reveal a supreme level of self-centeredness. How dare you compare your supposed plight to those truly suffering under autocratic regimes? Pathetic. https://t.co/ykLyYm84cZ
— Erielle Davidson (@politicalelle) January 18, 2018
Ezra would fucking leap at the chance to be on China's Politburo. https://t.co/uGY7plUzuL
— Cuffy (@CuffyMeh) January 18, 2018
Well, he shouldn’t let us stand in his way.
It's time for you get out there and do some travel. Go find out how dark most of this world is. You need some SERIOUS perspective about this country. https://t.co/mzWxbk4HQ1
— Jesse Kelly (@JesseKellyDC) January 18, 2018
It’d do Ezra some good to get out of the country.
Why don't you go to China or Saudi Arabia and witness a public execution like I have and then answer your own question…
— Harry Brubaker 🇺🇸 (@ATKRON_145) January 18, 2018
Whichever one sends you to Gitmo
— Mujahed Kobbe (@Moj_kobe) January 18, 2018
Editor’s note: An extraneous tweet was removed from this post.