15 December 2015

Flotsam and jetsam

Recent thinking on liberalism, political correctness and current events:
The reputation economy is yet another example of the blanding of culture, and yet the enforcing of groupthink has only increased anxiety and paranoia, because the people who embrace the reputation economy are, of course, the most scared.
-Bret Easton Ellis

 Liberalism has sadly become a knee-jerk ideology, with people barricaded in their comfortable little cells. They think that their views are the only rational ones, and everyone else is not only evil but financed by the Koch brothers.  It’s so simplistic!
- Camille Paglia
This moral superiority that the media thinks it has is key to understanding them, folks, and I wish there were a more effective way of explaining my opinion here.  I just keep taking stabs at it.  When I say "moral authority," they do believe that they are the smartest, the best and the brightest, the most informed, and they do believe that they are uniquely qualified to proclaim anything good or bad, good or evil, right or wrong, or what have you, and their arrogance is such that they believe that a majority of the American people are just like them.They represent a really tiny pocket of radical liberalism that they believe is a majority of where the country is, and they believe this because Obama got elected so it must be.  They will never acknowledge the phony or negative reasons that people voted for Obama that had nothing to do with agreeing with him or his policies or what have you.  So if the media thinks that the country's racist, they think the country's racist. They think everybody else agrees with them that the country is racist, and this is how they cover news events.     - Rush Limbaugh
The fourth estate, the press, the disciples of Voltaire, had replaced the clergy it had dethroned as the new arbiters of morality and rectitude. Today the press decides what words are permissible and what thoughts are acceptable. The press conducts the inquisitions where heretics are blacklisted and excommunicated from the company of decent men, while others are forgiven if they recant their heresies.
 - Pat Buchanan

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