Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Our Betters

You know, for all their braying about how smart and educated they are - presumably when compared to the more simian conservatives - the left in this country is shockingly ignorant when it comes to the relatively simple field of social science research. They also don't seem to be able to read very well.

That's the only conclusion a rational person could reach if you spend the time to read this David Brooks piece (on a new book by Charles Murray), and the truly moronic reactions to that piece (see here, here, here and here.) If you care nothing for your own sanity you could even check out this note which interprets Brooks' column as a call for a Chinese style "Cultural Revolution". No, really.

It's amusing the way most of these reactions begin by admitting they haven't read the book in question. Most go on to admit they have no intention of reading the book. They also have no intention of not critiquing the book they have not and will not read. Somehow this deliberately selected ignorance is supposed to be a sign of their superior education and intellect, though I've not been able to figure out how exactly.

Maybe they all inherited a magic liberal decoder ring which obviates the need for actual thinking.

It would explain a lot.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

A Tale Of Two People

Person A says, "Corporations are NOT people, and therefore do not have rights!"

Person B says, "Don't you dare violate the free speech rights of Google, YouTube or Wikipedia!"

The irony is, of course, that Person A and Person B are usually the same person.