February 18, 2013 - February 11, 2013
What we're up against. The Dems have box office stars like
George Clooney, Matt Damon, Samuel Jackson,† Morgan Freeman, and
Leonardo diCaprio, and we have Bo Derek, Heather Locklear, Shannen
Doherty, Cindy Crawford, Angie Harmon, and Jessica Simpson. Sheesh. And
we've got some of the male braintrust of Hollywood too: Kevin Sorbo,
Nick Lachey, Sylvester Stallone, Stephen Baldwin, Chuck Norris, Adam
Sandler, and, vitally, "The Rock." Sheesh squared.
With the help of a little rounding error, that lot easily adds up to 100 IQ points.
Oh well. Hollywood isn't exactly representative of the whole country, is it? It's full of people who pretend to be heroes of various kinds for a living. A very good living, indeed, but can't you imagine how it galls to make millions only pretending to be brave and just and fine? If there's any set of millionaires on earth who are more likely to feel they haven't earned their fortunes, I don't know where you'd go to look for them.
Before anyone says otherwise, let me hasten to say I'm not looking for Cindy Crawford to express her political views. Here's what she's good at:
Just like this is what George
Clooney is good at:
I don't begrudge them their success and wealth. But I just don't give a
damn what their political opinions are. Because, by the nature of their
lives, those opinions have nothing to do with my life or, probably,
the lowercase superscripts. They refer to things todays's kids
can't refer to. Because the kids don't know anything. The rest of the
lesson from a generation ago seems pretty much spot on. Except that nobody's even asked this particular set of semi-conscious losers to sacrifice anything. Unless you count not sexting on your cellphone while driving. Awww. Poor babies.
Am I bitter? Yeah. I've spent my whole life watching half-educated
idiots fooling totally uneducated idiots into destroying my country.
Now I have to face the prospect of somewhat educated idiots finishing the
I finally understand Mark Twain's bit about about Hadleyburg. And I will not apologize to anyone about anything I've said. I'm right. As I have been for eight years. Eight? Let's try twenty.
You really can't get much sillier than all the MSM hype of the
"Occupy Wall Street" protest. Liberals are so desperate to have a
grassroots movement of their own that they're unable to see the
manifold absurdities of this idiotic throwback to the Sixties. They keep
encouraging the protesters to become more focused, which is hardly the
problem. They're focused like a laser. On a hundred discrepant varieties of nuttery. The problem is education. Laughably, I've heard lib pundits refer to them
as highly educated, meaning that many of them are the product of
American higher education. Which has taught them absolutely nothing.
They've all had their little splinter majors in womyns studies and
third-world post-modern political science and the awfulness of
imperialist amerika and eco-drama and Gaia and nothing whatever about
economics, the enlightenment, and the history of the United States and
The one thing their professors have communicated to them is their own nostalgia for the anarchic tantrums of the radical sixties and its vacuously vicious bumper-sticker vocabulary. Of course, the media stars and decision makers are mostly members themselves of that secret society which is more potent and damaging than Skull & Bones ever was -- they joined the great altruistic political movement of those who did not want to be drafted to fight the Vietnam War. That's why the media can't see these pitiful losers for what they are. They sympathize. Scratch that. They empathize. So much so that they have reconfigured their own personal histories through this funhouse lens: they choose, for the moment, to transform their own development from selfish spoiled brats to functioning members of the establishment into the sellout their infantile adolescent selves would have deemed it.† And it makes them feel young again. Which is why they're not really listening ...
And in the process, they reveal themselves. They didn't ever really
change. Their educations were sabotaged too. They never learned to
understand the true strengths of the country they were born into. They
just learned how to succeed at any cost. For which a passive-aggressive snit-fit like this one makes them feel guiltily reminiscent. They feel
obligated to apply all their painfully acquired propaganda skills to
the ludicrous of task of elevating†ignorant, lazy, posturing
narcissists into a nascent political movement that might somehow save
their unexamined and mindlessly promoted totem, Barack Obama. Even
though most of the, yes, highly focused targets of attack are at
least as much Obama's fault as they are of the 'right wing, capitalist pig conspiracy.' (Yeah, I was there, Charlie. Any of YOU know the sweet purple smell of damp mimeographs papering the streets of a college demonstration? I thought not.)
It's a joke...
. The whole
situation is a joke. A bunch of dirty,
smelly, pot-smoking morons are camping out on Wall Street with the
implicit endorsement of a billionaire mayor who has purchased all his
terms in office with an outlay of hundreds of millions of dollars and
yet sympathizes with their inarticulate rage because he's, you know, at
heart, a squishy sixties liberal.
If you want to see how this farce really should play out, watch the full episode.
It won't happen this way, of course. Too many fine words still to be farted from the mouths of Mike Lupica, Christiane Ammanpour, Anderson Cooper, Chris Matthews, Lawrence O'Donnell, Diane Sawyer, and all the other numbskulls who infest our airwaves with glossy degrees from corrupt universities that failed to give them an education multiple generations ago.
But as I continue to insist, if you can't laugh in this insane environment, you will ultimately go mad.
P.S. You think it was cool? You heard it was cool? Here's what the high-toned libs are nostalgic for:
No wonder they sympathize with the decision not to clean the garbage
pit protesters have made of their Wall Street squatting ground. Want a
picture of idealism in action?
Of course, it takes some real digging to uncover the extent of the mob
violence that occurred that summer in Chicago. Many supposedly
responsible adults still want to see the rioters as idealists.
Most of the MSM remembrances emphasize the brutality of Mayor Daley,
shootings, arson, and other outrages of the "peace" protesters.
It's always Democrats who unload the heavy artillery against those they disagree with. Like bullies everywhere, they've learned they can get away with it. Even when they're occasionally and accidentally right. In the final analysis, they're always the bully party.
Whether Christianne Ammanpour knows it or not, we can't afford to turn
the United States into the Jew-hating
middle east. But bullies never know when to quit.