05 October 2010

Academics & The Ruling Class Are Blinded . . .

by their own arrogance and sense of privilege. As you browse the various academic history blogs, you'll notice an open contempt and mocking attitude directed toward the Tea Party. As I often say, arrogance is a blinding vice:

Even old-line lefties like Stanley Fish are warning Democrats (and Establishment Republicans) that their open contempt for the Tea Party movement is not only blinding them to what’s really going on, but also empowering the movement itself. Fish writes that “The Tea Party’s strength comes from the down-to-earth rhetoric it responds to and proclaims, and whenever high-brow critics heap the dirt of scorn and derision upon the party, its powers increase.”

More here.

1 comment:

msimons said...

The Man is right; Fear the Tea Party or Join us. We will not stop or back down. As a rock group Twisted Sister sang in the 1980's
"We're not gonna take it anymore!"