09 November 2012

I Understand That We Ought to Cut David Gelernter Some Slack...

Brad DeLong

But please, National Review, don't let him embarrass himself like this.
And, in case anybody should believe him, we have Wonkette's Doktor Zoom on the case:
NRO Has Smart Plan To Save America: Raze The Universities & Re-Educate All People In Glasses: The grownups in the spurned party… ask… themselves the Hard Questions, like "what aspects of our agenda may have proven unpopular with the electorate?" or "how might we best adjust our message to meet a changing electoral landscape?" Or, if they're the NRO's David Gelertner, they might ask, "Where did all these degenerate communist morans come from? Must be the colleges! They're full of radicals! Let's root out the colleges!" Mr. Gelertner recognizes that… we really are in the midst of a "slow-motion civil war." Except unlike crazy liberals who think it's time to cut the former Confederacy loose, Gelertner says that:
The blue states want to secede not from America but from Americanism. They reject the American republic of God-fearing individuals in favor of the European ideal, which has only been government by aristocracy: either an aristocracy of birth or, nowadays, of ruling know-it-alls — of post-religious, globalist intellectuals (a.k.a. PORGIs).
(He lets it go without saying that, at the top, there's a Black Elite Stalinist Socialist.)
So how did we reach this sorry state of affairs on our national Catfish Row?
As I've said before — many others have too — you can't graduate class after class after class of left-indoctrinated ignoramuses without paying the price. Last night was a down payment.
Yes. It is a science fact that only people who have gone to college become libruls. That there is some top-notch GOP-approved critical thinking. But be not afraid, America! There is still hope!
But we've won civil wars and preserved the Union before. We'll do it again — if we face up to the fact that we need to replace our schools and colleges now; the grace period has lasted a generation, but it's over. I know we can do it and I'm pretty sure we will do it. Americanism is too strong and brilliant and young to die.
Sounds like a pretty simple solution, then. All we need to do to extirpate liberalism once and for all is to completely replace all of the educational institutions in the entire nation with a system that is more in line with what David Gelertner likes. We can probably do that with no new taxes, too — we bet the American Enterprise Institute would fund the whole deal…