What goes around, comes around. It's interesting to note that the students today are not quite the radicals that their professors were. Many came from priveleged families while others were taking the anti-authority kick to a new level. Seems that they are now reaping what they've sown. And, yes, they are extremely bitter if someone disagrees with them. Is it academia or insecurity? I'm leaning toward the latter, especially when I deal with idiots in Greenpeace, Sierra Club, and others who have used their interpretation of the law to ensure they have playgrounds for themselves, as pitiful as it sounds. Personally, I think John Muir would kick some self-absorbed a** if he knew what was going on in our national parks.
The great thing about a democracy is that even the idiots can make their voice heard. But it's our right to cast it off as drivel, and that's exactly what many of my mid-70s college buds believe as well. Makes great reading though! Just like Bugs Bunny comics.
Noam Chomsky? Left wing evolutionary. You'll notice I didn't say "revolutionary." His mind is still somewhere between Cro Mangon (sorry, didn't mean to offend our prehistoric bretheren) and Jane Fonda.
Posted on Nov 17, 2001, 3:55 PM from IP address 184.108.40.206