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Super Fisk

06 March 2010 @ 01:24

Here it is, a little after the chimes of Midnight have rung.  I’ve been up since 0545 Friday morning and I’m slowing down.  But I’ve got a few things left to do, so I need to summon up a third wind [the second was all used up about six hours ago].  The caffeine is past the point of working and the quiet of the night doesn’t help.

Fortunately, my friend Smitty has come through and given me an adeneline shot in the form of a superb Fisking of David Chauncey Gardiner Brooks.

In his latest column, the resident milksop milquetoast of the gratuitous Gray Lady claims that the TEA Party peoples just like the radical New Left protestors and activists of the 1960’s and 1970’s.  From this premise, Messieur Brooks concludes that:

For this reason, both the New Left and the Tea Party movement are radically anticonservative.

Smitty is [rightly] having none of this and turns his considerable talents to the Fisking at hand.  A highlight, that begins with Brooksey waxing philosophical [or Obama’s pants, or something — I don’t want to know]:

But the core commonality is this: Members of both movements believe in what you might call mass innocence. Both movements are built on the assumption that the people are pure and virtuous and that evil is introduced into society by corrupt elites and rotten authority structures. “Man is born free, but he is everywhere in chains,” is how Rousseau put it.

You are so completely wrong here, Brooks, as to bring a halt to all commentary. There is simply no joy in flogging erroneous ideas the way I crush the occasional millipede that creeps into the house. The Tea Party understands that people are fundamentally corrupt, David, and that there Is No Virtue In Bureaucracy. Can I beat that drum louder? Progressive Utopianism cannot purge the fundamental entropy in the human soul. No. What the Founders did, and you and your ilk seem bent on undoing, David, is delegate a finite set of powers to a central government to accomplish a limited set of objectives.

A century ago, we lost our way. We have the debt, the cratered political system, and the cratered roads to show for it.

The Tea Party is a restoration, not a revolution, you nitwit….

Ahhhhh…..that third wind is here.  Thank you, Smitty.

Click on the link above and enjoy Smitty’s pick-me-up.  Paco is dead solid perfect when he writes in the Comment Section of the posting:

The only thing Brooks is good for is to serve as the grit for pearls like Smitty’s fisking.

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