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June 23, 2004

The Establishment Blues

It's fun to be the Establishment. You get to force your policies and your views down people's throats without having to ask permission from anyone. You get to control the media and the educational system, and you get to ban any thoughts or speech you don't like from the public square.

Being the Establishment, in short, rocks.

Except for one thing.

There's no energy in the Establishment. The Establishment -- whatever sort it might be -- always gets tired, lazy, and intellectually obese. It substitutes fiat for argument, because it can; it substitues bromides for reason, because it can.

And it really fucking pisses off a lot of people, who wind up having a lot of energy and passion and intellectual sharpness chiefly because the Establishment is such a fucking douchebag fat-ass of a thug.

And ultimately the Establishment winds up producing energetic and dedicated opponents like these kids, who are, bless them, the most magnificent pains-in-the-asses I've ever read about.

Note to the Liberal Establishment: Your thuggish tactics and repression of diverse thoughts are producing more conservative "terrorists" like these kids than you're successfully neutralizing. You're in a quagmire of your own creation.

This is an argument that should appeal to you. I've heard you make similar arguments yourself, Liberal Establishment.

Maybe you should stop fighting them and start appeasing them, granting them concessions and "reaching out" via constructive dialogue to find "common ground."

Isn't that what you're always urging on the rest of us? Why don't you take your own advice for once, Liberal Establishment?

Stop oppressing these kids and start asking yourselves: "Why do they hate us?"


I usually don't find these protest reports too interesting, but I really liked this one. The narrator is a great writer, and he's got all sorts of pictures. He's cast his villain perfectly:

I mean: Come on. Just... look at her.

Fun stuff.

I don't know. I used to sort of worry about young people who were this committed to politics -- I know I wasn't at that age. But what the hell. All I know is that these kids are really, really pissing off their leftist teachers, and that's a less harmful past-time than other diversions favored by teenagers.

Thanks to Instapundit.

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