Atlas Shrugged: The Mocking

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Work Wanted

Shorter Megan McArdle: Conservatives are the Negroes of the academic and entertainment industry.

What's wrong, sweetie? Your boyfriend's internship is almost up and he can't find a job in the mainstream media?

Jesus! I was just joking, but curiosity made me check her archives.

If it's a recession when your neighbor loses his job, and a depression when you lose yours, the depression just ended for the McArdle-Suderman household. Peter has accepted a Koch fellowship* to work at Reason for the next eleven months, and today's his first day.


That was June of 2009. It's almost May, when P. Suderman's internship evidently runs out.

Arthur Silber is very, very ill and works for free. His work is very nearly the only honest, accurate portrayal of our society that exists. He is one of the very few people who sees clearly, speaks truthfully, and has the mind and heart to understand why we do what we do. And yet McArdle whines about her tea-bagger boyfriend's inability to find a sponsor for his venal, destructive work.

When I--if I--find a job, this blog will cease because I won't have the time or emotional energy. But I'm a jokester, a thorn, a nobody. Silber is worth a hundred of people like me.

9 comments:

Downpuppy said...

Universities are soooooo unfair to teh stupid.

Susan of Texas said...

And a white man being unable to find a job in a recession is just like the systematic exclusion of Blacks.

Clever Pseudonym said...

I couldn't even make it through that exceptionally dull post. The grammatical errors in the first couple of paragraphs alone were enough to irk me. When she just started repeating the same point over and over again, I had to tune out.

Not that I don't wish for you to find a job, Susan, but your insightful and always interesting thoughts will be missed when you do.

Susan of Texas said...

Thanks, CP. I'm hoping I can find the time anyway, but I'm not very optimistic.

Anonymous said...

Long time lurker here. I would implore you to continue blogging should you find a job.

Your posts never fail to make my day...

Susan of Texas said...

Thanks, anon.

Bill said...

I agree about Silber: it's good to see him back at least for now. He's the sole recipient of the very limited store of dollars I have for donating for blogs (my Blogroll)

Clever Pseudonym said...

Oh this is fantastic! Megan's post is being linked to approvingly in the Landover Baptist forum!

freq flag said...

Same as "Anonymous"...

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--Gang of Four