Kicking Rolling Stone’s Latest Commie Dead Horse Millennial
Bill Quick

Rolling Stone’s Sad “5 Economic Reforms Millennials Should Be Fighting For” – Hit & Run : Reason.com

As
Brian Doherty has noted here, the magazine never seems to miss an
opportunity
to badger Bob Dylan
 into expressing total agreement
with some sort of liberal mainstream. Bob, don’t you think
Obama is the best? Bob, don’t you agree that global warming is the
worst thing around?

Is it really so hard for Rolling Stone to realize that Dylan -
the mag’s ultimate hero – is a far more interesting character
precisely because he’s heterodox (if not stark raving mad)? God,
the mag should have built an entire special issue around this
bizarre admission in Dylan’s memoir, Chronicles,
Vol. 1
:

There was no point in arguing with Dave [Van Ronk], not
intellectually anyway. I had a primitive way of looking at things
and I liked country fair politics. My favorite politician was
Arizona Senator Barry Goldwater, who reminded me of Tom Mix, and
there wasn’t any way to explain that to anybody.

Instead you get bullshit bits
about what’s on Barack Obama’s
iPod
 and a 2012 Douglas Brinkley Q&A with Obama

that takes butt-kissing
into a whole new dimension not yet
mappable by science. And a sad-sack story about “Five
Economic Reforms Millennials Should Be Fighting For
” that even
Raul Castro would have been embarrassed to publish.

Every generation gets the Rolling Stone it deserves.  This is the Millennial’s Rolling Stone.

I love that bit about Goldwater being Dylan’s favorite politician.   As you might imagine, this factoid has never received much acknowledgment from the usual suspect.  But I don’t find it surprising at all.  Nobody who ever understood that something is happening here really would, Mr. Jones.

Bill Quick

About Bill Quick

I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.

Comments

Kicking Rolling Stone’s Latest Commie Dead Horse Millennial — 2 Comments

  1. The Jones quote was for me like you reached across the nation from Frisco to NYC and hit me in the face with a tennis racquet, as my private and never-before-mentioned reaction to most of the shit like this idiot’s article is:

    “Oh my God! Am I here…all alone?

  2. Well…in the spirit of giving the moronic devil his due, Myerson started out more-or-less o.k. – for a whole two sentences (his first para, actually)…

    But – then came that fateful third sentence:

    Millennials have been especially hard-hit by the downturn, which is probably why so many people in this generation (like myself) regard capitalism with a level of suspicion that would have been unthinkable a decade ago.

    …and it all went all-too-predictably, moronically downward from there, in an ever-tightening spiral.

    Dude was so warped into unreality by the (be merciful!) end of that insane screed, he must have been peeking out from under his own toenails.

    Nice enough rag, Rolling Stone was, once ‘pon a time, even for folks like me for whom music was far less serious (almost serio-comic) as a “central life-theme” and/or political statement, and more like an entertainment. Kinda sad to see it having totally become what its founders fought against, disliked most and would have been horrified to see it become, back “in the day”: A mouthpiece for the Central Committee Tyranny (when it’s anything at all) and almost totally irrelevant to present-day reality (when it’s – far more frequently – pushing out bullshit like Myerson’s stupidity).

    A truly fitting setting for that portrayal of the Joker-like-grinning Total SCOAMF Flim-Flammin’ Mammy-Jammer (currently, temporarily) of Penn Ave. – Ego is as Ego does…