We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Just this morning we were thinking about the former Special Advisor for Green Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation. He’s written books, has a heck of a CV, and has received oodles of honors from very prestigious institutions. And yet there’s something missing from the résumé of the Job Czar: he’s never had a job in the private sector. It’s a remarkable thing, and atypical of US history, though quite typical of today’s utopians.
New York’s failed expedition into governmental nannying is symptomatic of its class structure. Rich people’s scolding is really a form of snobbery masquerading as concern for poor people’s well-being. Rather than admit that the underclass repulses them, wealthy New Yorkers try to strip away their repulsive behavior by force of law. Expect the trend to continue through the de Blasio years.
1,350 states would probably make interstate commerce impossible and/or make the federal government preempt whatever areas of law it could preempt just to make the economy work. that kind of fragmentation would make the US worse than the holy roman empire.
It really is insane. I don't normally keep up on feminism, but I got a taste of this on twitter recently. I was following a young white female journalist who leans liberal, but seems seemed to be pretty reasonable (C Asia correspondent). She retweeted a conversation that went like this:
Asian-American feminist woman tweeted a comment stereotyping and maligning white women
White feminist mildly objected pointing out that if the races were reversed and she made the comment she'd be in trouble
Black feminist chimes in and says the white woman should remain silent and has no right to express an opinion because she's white.
White journalist retweets and adds approval of the black feminists racist comment.
Unfollowed, but I'm sure it's a regular occurrence.
It is not the "poor people" they move to control, but, rather they attack the Middle Class.
I just read Ed Driscoll's --Interview: Fred Siegel on The Revolt Against the Masses-- this morning. Siegel is very eloquent in his presentation of the "intellectuals" war on the Middle Class. The "poor" are proxy but the efforts are directed at changing Middle Class behavior and beliefs. Why do you think the Tea Party terrifies them so much? It was all very middle class in values and looks regardless of net worth and income of the participants. The Occupy was all right, financially most might hailed from the upper middle class but they hated that and wanted to change.