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May 2, 2010

Gorism

Al Gore's purchase of a $9 million Monticito mansion
"is emblematic of the decline of liberalism over the last thirty years. Collate the anti-capital rants of a zillionaire currency speculator George Soros, the green sermons from a late Ted Kennedy who stopped a wind farm from marring his vacation home's views, a John Edwards of "two nations"€ fame constructing a Neroian Golden House, a Tom Freedmen warning of the consumer habits that lead to a hot, flat earth from a 10,000 square foot English-style estate of the sort that 18th-century English barons built after successful careers in the Raj, the comic case of Jeremiah Wright moving to a mostly white golf course to dream up more sermons about "white folks' €™ greed runs a world in need" or a $5 million a year earning Obama -- with all his expenses picked up by the government -- lamenting out loud why rich people seem to want ever more money they don'tt need. Some spread the wealth around.

"We can call this malady Gorism -- €”living not merely at odds with your zealotry, but living entirely against your zealotry -- €”and it seems to reflect a few assumptions of the modern progressive elite that are not mutually exclusive.... --Works and Days » Thoughts on Gorism

Posted by Vanderleun at May 2, 2010 12:31 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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