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May 6, 2015

Meathead is learning that Archie was mostly right.

Put another way, the organic ways in which society managed the unproductive classes
were blasted to bits by a bunch of people convinced they knew better than the dozens of generations that came before them. The proposed replacement for those ways have utterly failed, meaning everything guys like Brooks grew up believing was nonsense after all. Meathead is learning that Archie was mostly right. The Messiah and David Brooks | The Z Blog

Posted by gerardvanderleun at May 6, 2015 9:47 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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They had to make Archie the buffoon to support their own vision of their self-worth. I'll take an Archie as a neighbor any day.

For all of his faults, Archie won't park across your driveway, he'll pull his garbage cans in, he'll keep on eye on your place when you are gone, he'll help you shovel snow.
Archie may host a party, but he'll tell everyone to keep it down so the neighbors can sleep. He is brusque, he is opinionated - and everyone is welcome to his opinion - but he won't try to have you fired for disagreeing with him. He can't give you the reasons why 'things are done' but he will still keep doing them because 'there has to be a good reason' for doing some things and not doing others.

Archie was portrayed as an ass - but he wasn't *that* kind of ass.

Posted by: Mikey [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 7, 2015 7:29 PM

Yeah but even back then people watching knew Archie was mostly right. He was a jerk sometimes, but he was generally right and Meathead was mostly stupid and annoying.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 8, 2015 8:50 AM

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