Weasel Reveals More Than He Imagines

Requiem for the Bada Bing

the thing is so good it is almost not American.

And this bit of smug, preening bullshit from TNR’s Leon Wieseltier is precisely what is wrong with the American academy today.

Consider what Wieseltier is actually saying here: If something reaches a pinnacle of quality, then it cannot be American. It must be un-American because, as everybody he knows, reads, or speaks with is aware, America can only produce crap. So a fictional television “study” of a mob of neurotics clustered around sociopaths and psychopaths engaged in a murderous criminal enterprise is “art” so “good,” it must be “not American.”

But never question their love for America. That would be evil.

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.


Weasel Reveals More Than He Imagines — 12 Comments

  1. Almost not American?! That’s pretty offensive.

    But it’s also the most stupid critical remark I’ve ever seen. The writing, which is what LW loves, decends straight from DAVID FUCKING MAMET! “American Buffalo” David Fucking Mamet; “Sexual Perversity in Chicago” DFM; All American DFM. Stupid Fuck!!

  2. In the 60s one of the most famous quotes from the then-relevant ‘Peanuts” cartoon strip was one when of the characters said, “I love humanity; it’s people I can’t stand.” The Left of today says, “I love America; it’s Americans and everything they do, say or stand for that I can’t stand.”

  3. Wow, is this a woman saying that porn is OK….who needs enemies when your own endorses porn? I guess you endorse perverts’ expression of lust for boys, for child porn while you are at it…not a crime, really? FYI, Miss America just participated in a successful sting arresting internet child sex solicitors – THAT EXPRESSION, MY FRIEND, IS A CRIME…what do you do for a living?

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