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.
For the third time this weekend - at least - I find myself reading NYT publisher Suzlberger's recent commencement address, this time in an update, dealing with the financial transaction tracking report, at Dinocrat.
What he said was, as posted by Dino:
his generation “had seen the horrors and futility of war and smelled the stench of corruption in government. “Our children, we vowed, would never know that. So, well, sorry. It wasn’t supposed to be this way,” the publisher continued. “You weren’t supposed to be graduating into an America fighting a misbegotten war in a foreign land. You weren’t supposed to be graduating into a world where we are still fighting for fundamental human rights,...”
So this guy still buys into the adolescent grandiosity of the 60s. This guy still thinks that earthly paradise, beyond history and human nature, can be created -but now with the NYT in the vanguard of world peace, love, justice, etc. See our NYT and Love Beads link in Recent Essays - but I didn't think he was this stuck in a myth and a delusion. Has he ever held a job, or met any normal non-Manhattan people? And was he even there in the 60s? If he was, he would know how nutty it was.
Along with his honorary degree, these comments earn Pinch an honorary doctorate in Moonbatism, for having demonstrated both his grandiosity, his lack of realism, his reflexive anti-Americanism, and his inability to understand evil in the world - unless it's the evil American military, and the evil, brain-dead, ignorant, knuckle-dragging, uneducated, red-neck, right-wing extremist nutjobs like us at Maggie's.