From the most cloistered and cosseted Beltway parvenu in America;
Our Elites Still Don’t Get It
David Brooks NOV. 16, 2017
Yeah, baby! This is why people queue up at 12:30 in the morning at newsstands across American, waiting for the New York Times to hit the pavement! Just to read the fiery David "Eugene V. Debs" Brooks putting the fucking hammer to those clueless elitists!
But sadly, there was once again no piercing insight to be found in the tepid pot of message delivered by America's Most Ubiqutious Conservative Public Intellectual today.
Instead, Mr. Brooks one-hundred-dollars-a-word word-gruel just glopped ponderously down the same well-worn runnel which decades of writing the same wretchedly dishonest god damn column over and over and over again has eroded into the facade of American journalism:
Naked liberals of right and left assume that if you give people freedom they will use it to care for their neighbors, to have civil conversations, to form opinions after examining the evidence. But if you weaken family, faith, community and any sense of national obligation, where is that social, emotional and moral formation supposed to come from? How will the virtuous habits form?...People can endure a lot if they have a secure base, but if you take away covenantal attachments they become fragile. Moreover, if you rob people of their good covenantal attachments, they will grab bad ones. First, they will identify themselves according to race. They will become the racial essentialists you see on left and right: The only people who can really know me are in my race. Life is a zero-sum contest between my race and your race, so get out...Right-wingers wanted to maximize economic choice and left-wingers lifestyle choice. Anything that smacked of restraint came to seem like a bad thing to be eliminated...
There is a corporate hand that shapes our media
rough-hew them as we will.
Behold, a Tip Jar!