There were two very good links in the thread yesterday about Mark Schmitt’s TAP piece. (I think I agree with the critiques of the piece — Schmitt’s comparison is flawed and poorly phrased. Nevertheless, I think he’s onto something; a better, similar comparison would be between Wolf and the “radical chic” scene famously chronicled by Tom Wolfe.)
“In any situation, she establishes the lowest common denominator of a point. She says, `This is the feminist point of view,’ and overturns it by standing it on its head. She doesn’t go outside what she critiques; she simply puts out the opposite of it.”
(This is actually Ivins quoting someone else about Paglia, but it’s a perfect description in any case.)
The workforce may have been integrated, but you still knew who you were better than. Nobody dared yell “You Lie!!” at a white boss.
And they say they want their Country Back.
Now we have it. They want to return to a time and place where they at least knew who they were better than.
Update: I agree with commenter Joey Malone:
Y’all go read that motorcycle guy’s post. It’s a thing of beauty.