Then, today, the Archdruid — I shit you not, that’s what He calls Himself — published this amazingly ignorant expression of His unreconstructed (one wants to say uninformed) conventionality, the thesis of which is that We, All the American People, got together and chose to remain stupid “30 years ago.” Why “30 years ago?” Either His Archness greatly overrates Jimmy Carter and/or that’s when His Archness first started thinking about things (and, hence, We The People missed our first chance to heed His Archness’s commands).
In trying to get Him to debate this preposterous, baseless claim on His Archness’s Holy Website, I found out the answer is good luck to you. His Archness not only screens all comments, but refrains from posting those that dig a little too close to where he keeps His unexamined suburban white kid’s socio-political worldview buried. This, despite talking at length about the crucial value of dissensus.
I’ve always said, scratch a hippie, find a Republican. Take a look at the Archness’s post above, and see if you can disagree. Sad, because He isn’t stupid about ecology.
News flash to His Archness: Social reality is almost as powerful as Natural reality. Knowing the latter is not a hall pass to skip knowledge of the former.
And note also that His Archness frames His own political and historical conventionality as an antidote to nihilism!