Friday, September 15, 2017

Celebrate the Failure of Cultural Authenticity!

I don't understand the firestorm of criticism that has attacked this professor for stating the obvious about trends in our culture:

That culture laid out the script we all were supposed to follow: Get married before you have children and strive to stay married for their sake. Get the education you need for gainful employment, work hard, and avoid idleness. Go the extra mile for your employer or client. Be a patriot, ready to serve the country. Be neighborly, civic-minded, and charitable. Avoid coarse language in public. Be respectful of authority. Eschew substance abuse and crime.

The anger directed at the author is amazing:

The firestorm that followed the editorial's publication culminated in 33 members of the Penn Law faculty publicly denouncing Wax in an open letter published in The Daily Pennsylvanian. The professors did not engage Wax's arguments on the merits, but instead spoke of their concern for an ideal educational experience in which people "respect one another without bias or stereotype."

The angry types are essentially arguing that you should have children whenever; abandon the children when convenient; don't worry about learning; get by with the minimum at work; lay about like a lump; be indifferent about the survival of our nation and surely someone else will defend it; don't worry about your neighbors or helping out--think only of yourself! Curse in public and defy authority just for the thrill of it. And if it feels good, abuse it; and if you want it, take it. Or destroy it.

And no worries! We'll respect you for your choices because really, who can expect more from you or the self-destructive culture that you have built? We support your right to fail while we in the elites have followed the advice we would never foist on you!

Really? That is what those idiots are arguing for? You have the right to do all these self-destructive things and society should celebrate and support your deviation from a script that has worked for so many, including the elites?

Enjoy your place at the bottom and the elites will pass you morsels when they need to feel better about themselves!

God, some people are too effing stupid to believe. Those at the bottom failing have an excuse, perhaps, given the authenticity that elites claim those failing are demonstrating.

But what excuse do those highly educated dolts--who would never let their own children deviate from the script--have for celebrating habits of failure? Do these credentialed dolts seriously wonder why so many Americans have so little respect for them as a class of people?

I thank God that while growing up in Detroit, I had parents who made sure I followed the script rather than having so-called elites "defend" me by telling me to embrace the failure.