Thursday, November 04, 2004

Is It Possible to Laugh at The Same Time You Are Appalled?

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A "red state" voter, according to Jane Smiley

Here's a test to help answer that question. Read this article by Jane Smiley (a novelist) in Slate.

If you're like me, you will laugh to think that someone could actually, truly, sincerely believe such rubbish.

Then you will be appalled that an educated person does actually, truly, sincerely believe such rubbish.

Hint: Ms. Smiley's piece is entitled "Why Americans Hate Democrats—A Dialogue."

Subtitle: "The unteachable ignorance of the red states."

Get the idea? It's an old leftist conceit: "Anyone who disagrees with me is stupid or ignorant."


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