Sunday, November 6, 2011
Our Bright And Shining Elite
His CDOs flew too close to the sun.
Shorter Ross Douthat: Alas, if our meritocracy had only been taught humility!
I don't know if Master Ross came up with this all on his own like a big boy or if he heard it in a sermon during Mass but this meme has legs. All our elite need is a little Old Time Religion and they can go back to ruling the world just like God and Nature intended.
It's strange, however, that Ross doesn't mention money once when discussing why our elite screwed the chunky pooch. It's all they're-to-smart-for-their-own-good and if-only-they-had-accepted-Jesus-as-their-personal-savior. There is no mention of how the rich became much richer or the immorality of income inequality.
Sigh. If only we had smart and moral people to lead us, like little Ross Douthat!