Krugman nails it:http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/05/opinion/05krugman.html?_r=1&em&oref=slogin
Krugman's an ass. That's all I gots to say.
"Resentment" money quote is, of course, this:"What struck me as I watched the convention speeches, however, is how much of the anger on the right is based not on the claim that Democrats have done bad things, but on the perception — generally based on no evidence whatsoever — that Democrats look down their noses at regular people...What the G.O.P. is selling, in other words, is the pure politics of resentment; you’re supposed to vote Republican to stick it to an elite that thinks it’s better than you."This guy (Andrew Keen, author of Cult of the Amateur) has a different take:"Our age of personalization is actually more complicated than it first appears. On one level, of course, it represents a culture of narcissism in which we are so in love with ourselves that we want to see our reflection everywhere we look. But I suspect that, on another level, it reflects not only self-love but also self-loathing. Paul Krugman touches on this in his "Resentment Strategy" column this morning. Krugman wonders how wealthy, well-connected East Coast insiders like Mitt Romney and Rudy Guiliani have the gall to preach an anti elite message to the Republican faithful...The conventional What's The Matter With Kansas explanation of this is that socio-economic elites like Guiliani and Romney are tricking stupid ordinary Republicans into voting against their own interest. But I wonder if it isn't more complicated that this neo-marxist logic. Maybe Freud is a better guide to the American ruling class than Marx. You see, there is a strong element of self-hatred, of repressed guilt in the American elite. Thus, the Romney-Guiliani hatred of their own class is a very public form of self-flagellation. These guys really mean what they say about the corrupt American elite. But the real object of their critique is themselves. "
Too much fancy thinkin' make macho mans head sleepy... Him not like essays examining "narcissism" and "cults"... Him prefer cartoons with speech bubbles... easy to think aboutYawn!
Yea, yea:Like libs can teach me anything about cults and narcissism.Keep dreaming. I told you already:You're tired.
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