Wednesday, April 15, 2009

He's Still Unoriginal

He may not be running the fever swamp of Free State Politics, but that “budding young energy policy wonk,” Isaac Smith is still banging away on the keyboard typing arguments rather than making them.

Isaac is an acolyte of the old Marxist false consciousness argument. The false consciousness—perfected by Thomas Frank—goes like this. If you disagree with the left on economic or cultural matters you’ve been brainwashed or are mentally disturbed.

To wit: Isaac’s snot-nosed criticism of the Tea Party movement.

To watch the conservative movement these days is rather bizarre, alternating as it does between borderline psychosis and a cluelessness that rivals Margaret Dumont in a Marx Brothers movie.

And there you have it, the sine qua non of progressive “argument” against conservatives. You don’t need to pay attention to them they are just crazy loons.

Of course, this is to be expected from a guy who runs away at the slightest hint of having to make an argument.


Daniel said...

I don't think that comparing us (?) to a fictional comedy/movie character (from decades ago) suffices for an "argument."

Mark, I quite agree with your assessment.

Isaac needs to step into the real world, maybe, sometime.

streiff said...

that's a pretty gay reference--not that there's anything wrong with gay references, isn't it. If you have to go to IMDB to find the movie reference it sort of loses its punch.

Daniel said...

I am not sure I understand your message, streiff.

Was that to me?