Saturday, February 22, 2014

Jonah Goldberg: Still An Insult To Meatcake Everywhere

In today's episode of Real!Conservative!Science! Lucianne Goldberg's implacably horrid offspring demonstrates what happens when you rub two, disgruntled college students together:
At least that’s where Erin Ching, a student at Swarthmore College, seems to be coming down. Her school invited a famous left-wing Princeton professor, Cornel West...

Over at Harvard, another young lady has similar views. Harvard Crimson editorial writer Sandra Y. L. Korn recently called for getting rid of academic freedom in favor of something called “academic justice.”...
Then add in an ideological leap so goofy -- 

-- that only genuine, old-school halfwit would even attempt it:
One could easily dismiss these students as part of that long and glorious American tradition of smart young people saying stupid things. As Oscar Wilde remarked, “In America the young are always ready to give to those who are older than themselves the full benefits of their inexperience.”

But we all know that this nonsense didn’t spring ex nihilo from their imaginations. As Allan Bloom showed a quarter century ago...
There is a small "boom" and, after the smoke clears, voilĂ !  Yet another Terrifying, Omnipresent Liberal Conspiracy (Now with Extra Barbara Streisand at no additional charge to you the customer!) against those poor, oppressed Conservatives whose terrible ideas just can't get a fair hearing in this here Land of the Free:
Indeed, we are now up to our knees in this Orwellian bilge. Diversity means conformity...
And ideological diversity is the only kind of diversity the Left finds offensive.

Which brings us back to the sages of Swarthmore and Harvard. They at least understand that ideological diversity is actually, like, you know, a thing. They just think it’s a bad thing.

More pernicious, however, is that they believe the question of justice is a settled matter. We know what justice is, so why let serious people debate it anymore? The millennia-old dialogue between Aristotle, Plato, St. Augustine, Aquinas, Machiavelli, Rawls, Rorty, Hayek et al.? Shut it down, people. Or at least if the conversation heads in a direction where the Korns, Chings, and Streisands smell “oppression” — as defined solely by the Left — then it must not be “put up with.” Diversity demands that diversity of opinion not be tolerated anymore.
To say that I have found better formed arguments growing in the back of an old fridge would A) be to insult meatcake everywhere and B) is probably one of the many reasons that Jonah Goldberg has me blocked :-)
You have been blocked from following this account at the request of the user.
 So let us just say that the Ever-Flowing Teats of the Wingnut Welfare All-Mother are indeed Infinite.


Anonymous said...

And the nitwit scribbed: "Korns, Chings, and Streisands smell “oppression”"

Wait... does "Korns" mean the group "Korn", since Streisand is also a singer? Korn, the grunge heavy metal band that did "Narcissistic Cannibal" and "Freak on a Leash"? I suppose "Get Up" is their interpretation of "Das Kapital"? (I have no idea who "Chings" would be.)

I'm actually curious if he is implying that Diva singers and grunge metal groups are somehow "Liberal Thought Leaders". Barbara Streisand was actually very outspoken about gay rights quite early, though.

I wonder if he is troll-fishing for the next Jane Fonda?


Anonymous said...

Good morning, Mr. Glass.

Just finished the article. So what precisely were the rightwingers trying to argue that they were being banned from arguing?

I mean, is this a "Bill Nye vs. Guy Who's Clearly Wrong" situation?

I just have a hard time forming an opinion on who's right if I don't know the details.

Enjoy your day.

---Kevin Holsinger

RossK said...

A little off-topic and maybe a day or so late, but...

Somehow I think that Mr. Glass might like to cast a Gilliardian eye upon all those fine recipients of the welfare of the wingnuttian wurlitzer who, not so long ago, came down on the (bought for a song) wrong side of all that once was going down oh so smoothly in Ukraine.