Victory to the elitists!
Of course one reason I was so pleased about the recent election is that it’s such a nice victory for elitism. About time.
Barack Obama’s election is a milestone in more than his pigmentation. The second most remarkable thing about his election is that American voters have just picked a president who is an open, out-of-the-closet, practicing intellectual.
Damn straight. A blatant, unashamed, undisguised, unapologetic intellectual, who doesn’t pretend to be thicker than he is in order to reassure the envious or the threatened or the hostile. Staggering, isn’t it?
Compare the ineffable Charles Murray, asked what he thinks of Sarah Palin:
I’m in love. Truly and deeply in love…The last thing we need are more pointy-headed intellectuals running the government.
So the more unthinking and incurious and ill-informed the better? Why, exactly?
Ah but that’s the kind of question that pointy-headed intellectuals ask.