Posts Tagged ‘country class’

Quote of the day

November 29, 2016

If you ask me, the best thing someone who wants to be a real writer can do is to get the hell out of Brooklyn and all these other culturally progressive bantustans that train your mind to think that unfashionable Ohioans at the rest stop who try to comfort a pregnant stranger in distress with a kind glance are the Enemy.

Rod Dreher

Category breakdown

October 12, 2013

A potentially useful discussion of the divide between the citizenry and the government, but I found this description of Millenials’ attitudes unclear because of the category titles chosen:

As generational chroniclers Mike Hais and Morley Winograd point out, millennials – those born from 1983-2003 – tend to be liberal, but not strongly supportive of top-down, administrative solutions. “Millennials,” Winograd notes, “believe in solving national issues at the local, community level. They are as suspicious of large government bureaucracies as any libertarian but as dedicated to economic equality and social justice as any liberal.”

Perhaps “economic equality” and “social justice” have specific meanings when used by liberals, but their commitment to large government bureaucracies has brought about the exact dynamic the rest of the essay notes, the extreme economic divide between the politically connected and the rest of the country, as well as the notable social injustice of unequal treatment under the law, again, between those politically connected and those who are not.

Until liberals of any generation understand that economic equality and social justice are incompatible with large government bureaucracies, the current trajectory of separation between Washington, D. C., and the rest of the country will only continue.