Atlas Shrugged: The Mocking

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Reasoning With Authoritarians



Jonah Goldberg isn't stupid because he is the son of Lucianne Goldberg, American Medusa. Or because he needed to be both a legacy pledge and an affirmative action recipient to be accepted by a university. Or because he is a conservative and conservatives have dumber brains. Jonah Goldberg is stupid because he chooses to be stupid.

He chooses to ignore any information he does not like and he chooses gloating, goading, or insulting instead of thinking. He is stupid by choice and nothing will change that.

The only option is to tease him until he cries and runs home to his mommy.

13 comments:

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

But he's a Twitter Warrior!
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Susan of Texas said...

A Happy Warrior, just like Breitbart.

Goldberg is perfectly suited to Twitter. He can exchange quips with his friends and nobody expects him to take any time or thought when writing.

J Neo Marvin said...

The Time cover did nothing for him because it reminded him of his relationship with Lucianne. (There's your GERD moment of the day...)

DocAmazing said...

Remember: conservatives are kicking let-wing butt on Twitter! The Ole Perfesser said so!

KWillow said...

Loadpants has been convinced that he is a rare intellect, a person of profound observational powers, his genius so far above "liberals" that they can't comprehend it: they can only point and laugh.

Downpuppy said...

Doughboy is more fun than McArdle's Substitute Legionnaires, but I figured that somebody needed to keep tabs on them - http://downpuppy.blogspot.com/2012/05/james-russell-lowell-memorial-circle.html

Anonymous said...

Sometimes the question has to be asked. Is our jonahs learning? Signs point to no.

Substance McGravitas said...

That's a wonderful failure.

herr doktor bimler said...

So liberals use short unthinking slogans to cheat in the marketplace of ideas, while conservatives excel at the clever forwarding of Twitters? OK.

R. Porrofatto said...

Jonah's on the wrong side of twittery.

fish said...

I dunno. I think Jonah excels at being a twit.

Both Sides Do It said...

All I can think of when I see a Jonah tweet is: that poor dog. What did he do in a past life to deserve this. Maybe he was David Broder.

Susan of Texas said...

But just think of all the food crumbs that Jonah drops. It must be like manna from heaven, all the time.