Before I got this comment, I answered it in the latest pieces.
Joe is tough guy who has nothing in his whole life to apologize for. If you live in that world, I have nothing to tell you. Joe owes nobody anything, he has no loyalties, he is above it all. If you have Joe’s halo shining over your head, you sure as hell don’t need me.
I have been in on a lot of kills, but if you have no loyalties, none of them would mean anything to you. If you are above mere loyalties, you would have been wiser to have remained neutral through my whole fight.
The why is in you.
As far as I can see, the Truly Wise and Practical Man would never get out of bed.
So let me ask you, WHY would a Wise and Practical Man get out of bed?
“Your test is how much intellectual satisfaction you get from being here.”
Recently, there was an interesting pair of comments on one of your posts. One of the comments was mine, and the other one was Joe Rorke’s. What was interesting wasn’t the comments themselves, but the pairing, because Joe and I had almost exactly opposite reactions to what you said.
My comment was basically an expression of joy. I said, in essence, “Thank God! At last I have found a real graduate seminar! An intellectual feast! There’s intelligent life on this planet after all!” Joe’s was basically an expression of disgust. He said, in essence, “Bob’s Blog is a graduate seminar. Great. We sit around talking about how to talk. But are we ever going to DO anything?”
So taking, for the moment, Joe’s side instead of my own, and in Simmons’s spirit, I also ask “Why?” Why, indeed, are we talking about silly things like how to persuade approximately 200 million white Americans one by one? Why, especially given Bob’s experience, are we not talking instead about how to bring the illegal establishment of the PC religion in our educational system to the attention of Capitol Hill? Or how to get it before the Supreme Court? Or at least how to politically organize, like that “intelligent design” outfit in Seattle did, to the point that an American president has to say about PC, like Bush recently did about Darwinism, that “both sides should be properly taught”?
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