Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Politics According to Cohen: Smart is Out; Dumb is In

Richard Cohen, writing in the Washington Post, examines the rise of political know-nothingness, exemplified by the rise of clueless Tea Party candidates.

Turns out, Cohen writes, it's all the fault of smart people, especially those without values:
The oil industry is full of smart people, and so is the mortgage industry. Smart people seem to have brought us nothing but trouble. Smarts without values is dangerous -- threatening, scary, virtually un-American. This is why a succession of archconservative eccentrics have succeeded. Their values are obvious, often shockingly so. We know what they want, just not how they are ever going to get it. Experience has become a handicap and inexperience a virtue. Smart is out. Dumb is in.

1 comment:

Tulsan said...


What's now in: dumb people who believe they have values but don't, with their strings being pulled by smart people without values who do know it.