It was a few days ago, and David Brooks was kind enough to tell us unwashed brutes out in the flyover what The Educated People® really believed. Not being invited to their meetings or having been issued the Secret Squirrel Decoder Ring, I was grateful that he would condesc…, er, I mean enlighten us.
In case you’ve been too busy flattening skunks with you’re F-150 to remember, here’s the David Brooks primer on what The Educated People® have to teach us.
The educated class believes in global warming, so public skepticism about global warming is on the rise. The educated class supports abortion rights, so public opinion is shifting against them. The educated class supports gun control, so opposition to gun control is mounting.
The story is the same in foreign affairs. The educated class is internationalist, so isolationist sentiment is now at an all-time high, according to a Pew Research Center survey. The educated class believes in multilateral action, so the number of Americans who believe we should “go our own way” has risen sharply.
These condescending dic.., oops, I mean geniuses, remind me of every other snobbish enclave that ever existed. To see what these erudite superiors truly believe, watch the behavior exhibited by wannabe members of the uber-caste. Observe what happens when a microphone gets shoved into the face of someone who desperately wants to hang out with the cool kids or shoot a round at the country club with the real big, swinging dicks.
Such pathetic sycophancy has long been the staple of puerile “comedian” Bill Maher. This man is a drug-using loser from the popular culture who’s idea of commitment and loyalty consists of hitting the same one-night stand up for more than just one weekend. The man has the perspicacity of a grass hopper and a burning resentment for the ants. His fundamental ideology is license which he tries to pass off as some typically self-serving form of Liberaltarianism.
To Bill Maher, being one of The Educated People® seemingly entitles one to drop trousers and eliminate upon those who just aren’t quite “Progressive” enough to share his “philosophical” beliefs. When asked on CNN what he thought of Sarah Palin as a Vice-Presidential Candidate, he uncorked the following wisdom.
“I don’t know about a presidential candidate, but I would never put anything past this stupid country- possibly. I think she certainly could get the nomination, considering what the Republican Party has become and where they are right now.”
Wolf Blitzer committed some egregious journalism and asked him the obvious follow-up.
So, people are already complaining that you’re calling the United States a stupid country. I’m giving you a chance to clarify
MAHER: I don’t need to clarify. It is(HT: Newsbusters)
Leaving the entire Sarah Palin lightning rod issue aside, the exchange spoke volumes. For starters, Maher could have shown some class and said he disagreed with a lot of what Governor Palin believed and therefore felt she was a detrimental choice for the country to make. In other words, he could have had the grace and decency to remember that a philosophical disagreement with the Ever-Hilarious Bill Maher was not the leper bell warning us all of the approaching Cretinous Moorlocks.
Secondly, he could have associated the selection purely with dysfunction within the GOP. Something along the lines of I don’t like the direction the GOP ticket has chosen in 2008 is valid political commentary. I would have respectfully disagreed, but it would have been valid political commentary. But no, something in his superior, educated soul made him reach for the invective.
It wasn’t good enough to opine that he, Bill Maher, wanted Barack Obama to win because Obama/Biden represented a better set of policies, beliefs and leadership qualities than McCain/Palin. The smirking Olbermann within demanded that he call the American People stupid based on logic that you really have to spend too much of your life in college to truly commit to rote.
He has to commit it to rote and repeat it loudly in the face of objection. Subjecting the very stupid premise that “The Republican Party nominated a person who makes your skin crawl, ipso facto the majority of The American People are genuinely stupid.”, to any sort of a serious examination would swiftly reveal that joke is on Bill Maher.
So I remind David Brooks anew, the joke is not just on Bill Maher. It takes commitment and dishonesty in the face of empirical evidence to believe anything that Mr. Brooks told us “our betters” believe. It’s almost as if he, like Bill Clinton, thinks that anyone who doesn’t share these profound nuggets of enlightenment ought to be the one fetching him his next cup of coffee.
Mr. Brooks entitled his bowel-load of insulting, establishment tripe “The Tea-Party Teens.” If I listen really carefully, I can hear both Bill Maher and this mincing, weasel-souled apostle of the morally bankrupt American Intelligensia calling me “Boy.”