Wednesday, June 13, 2012
I used to think that the purpose of neoconservatism was to give some intellectual cover to the right, and that it gained power in the United States because the right gained power. I think I was wrong. Neoconservatism is attractive to elites because it flatters them and tells them they are superior. It’s the perfect ideology for an overclass filled with mediocre minds, fat wallets, and delicate fee-fees.
I also used to think “both sides do it” was just a way of empowering the right and trashing the left. Now, I think it’s just an easy way for the establishment to dismiss all criticism of itself. Hand out a double technical and everyone will have to shut up for a while.
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Hi Cathie, it's always about "class" and that's money, power, and status. I always note that Liberals always ignore a class analysis because, well, they are really for the elites but try to pretend otherwise, with their tsk, tsk.
It is, of course, always about class. And saying that "both sides do it" is like criticizing Gandhi because he picked his nose just like Hitler. But I would still rather have Gandhi picking his nose and being good than Hitler picking his nose and being. . . well, Hitler.
PS. What is a "fee-fee"?
"fee-fees" is "feelings" -- conservatives seem to clutch their pearls a lot about how their feelings are hurt when liberals say mean things about them -- while, in the meantime, they are cutting pensions and breaking union contracts and abandoning people in foreign jails and doing other stuff that actually hurts real people.