No, he's not going to the White House. He's going to North Korea, along with former U.N. ambassador Bill Richardson. At Commentary, Bethany Mandel rips the billionaire hypocrite a new one:
“Richardson has said that Schmidt is ‘interested in some of the economic issues there, the social media aspect.’” The visit will no doubt be used by the North Koreans as a propaganda tool to legitimize the regime’s hold on power...
Eric Schmitdt’s participation in the trip is particularly perplexing. In May 2008, Google hosted the only known North Korean gulag escapee, Dong-hyuk Shin and Adrian Hong, the then-executive director of Liberty in North Korea (LiNK) for a visit to Google’s Tech Talks, an ongoing program for those in the technology community to share information. During the hour-long visit, Shin used Google Earth to pinpoint not only where the gulag he was raised was located, but was also able to zoom in close enough to show the buildings he worked and slept in.
If anyone in the world could and should know about the evil of North Korea without needing to visit, it is Schmidt. The Standard‘s Epstein quite rightly asks, “Why would the chairman of a company whose motto is ‘Don’t Be Evil,’ hobnob with a regime that embodies evil itself?”
Because Schmidt may be able to make money there. Or perhaps hide more of his earning under the failing North Korean rice paddy crop, so that our #1 Obama supporter doesn't have to pay the very taxes he advocates for.
And that's me being charitable. Is it possible that Schmidt might be so full of himself that he believes that he can somehow broker understanding between the psychotic Korean regime and the West, a goal that even the treasonous, treacherous Jimmy Carter has failed at?
Do not underestimate the hubris of the liberal mindset. Or the stupidity.
Or the evil.
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