Atlas Shrugged: The Mocking

Friday, January 30, 2009

More K-Lo

Kathryn Jean Lopez on Mel Gibson on women: In a day when “Take Your Rosaries Off My Ovaries” is an often-heard chorus in mainstream abortion debates, Mel Gibson’s understanding of women and his articulation of their unique mission could have remarkable repercussions. This new—or old, inasmuch as it is natural and commonsensical—kind of feminism, a focus on the different contributions of men and women and the different ways they live their missions, should make us all rethink how we live and love."

Mel Gibson on women: "What are you looking at, sugar tits?"


Anonymous said...

K-Lo is the perfect Catholic, in that she seems fully capable of looking at the nose on her face and believing it to be a television.

Susan of Texas said...

K-Lo genuinely seems to live her entire life for the greater glory of god. That would be fine (although insane) if she didn't assume it was her life's work to have somebody force everyone else to do the same.

bjkeefe said...

O/T, but I wanted to make sure you saw this, Susan.

Susan of Texas said...

Oh my freaking god.

Susan of Texas said...

This means war.

Anonymous said...

Dear god, that link!

"If there a better public intellectual for our day, I don't know who it is."

You've got to be kidding me? It's actually frightening to me that there are people who find McArdle intelligent.

Susan of Texas said...

Unreal, unreal. How? And why? And why again?

McArdle would appeal to anyone with little knowledge, who has authoritarian, selfish views, and also yearns for elite status. That pretty much describes all the Villagers, so naturally they love her. They think that liking her reflects well on them.

To fight this, McArdle's authority would have to destroyed, which has been difficult so far since we're not economists, just bullshit meters. That might be changing, with DeLong and Krugman entering the fray.

But there is still the vital area of motive and morality. McArdle's wrong because she's ideological, and she's ideological because she's authoritarian. Choices made from such a place tend to be bad choices.