Do you think he might just go away if we ignore him?
Or maybe we can pay him to leave?
I've said this before, but its worth repeating - the dude just uses pretty damn much any random factoid that he encounters, whether true or false, as ballast for whatever bullshit point he is trying to make.
All the time.
Exhibit A - his latest column, where he is trying to draw some sort of equivalence between India, China, and Egypt.
He could have gone with a Standard Freidmanism™ something like "The shared history of these countries dates back to the river-valley civilizations 25,000 years ago" or some such bullshit.
But nooo, he goes one better, and basically makes something up out of whole cloth (emphasis mine)
India has a weak central government but a really strong civil society, bubbling with elections and associations at every level. China has a muscular central government but a weak civil society, yet one that is clearly straining to express itself more. Egypt, alas, has a weak government and a very weak civil society, one that was suppressed for 50 years, denied real elections and, therefore, is easy prey to have its revolution diverted by the one group that could organize, the Muslim Brotherhood, in the one free space, the mosque. But there is one thing all three have in common: gigantic youth bulges under the age of 30, increasingly connected by technology but very unevenly educatedOh, really?
aging population? China with the one child policy?
Has The Mustache ever used Teh Googles?
Does he even know how to?
If he did, he would have ended up at PopulationPyramid.net, (or this, or this, or, well, whatever, you get the point) where he would have fund the wonderful chart to the left.
See the awsome "youth bulge under the age of 30"? The one that is actually at 40 - 60? With the peak at 45 - 50?
Youth bulge my ass.
No wonder he won the One True Wanker Of The Decade award...