Sunday, January 28, 2007

Unbackwardsing the Upside-Down

"He is a very shallow critic who cannot see an eternal rebel in the heart of a conservative."
- G.K.Chesterton
Preaching tolerance makes you look cooler, than saying something like "please lower my taxes." This is why the only true form of rebellion left on this planet is conservatism. Conservatism, by rejecting the trademark forms of romantic rebellion (anarchy, activism, nipple rings) turns out to be far more subversive than anything on the planet. The conservative, every day, knows that he or she says things that aren't considered cool among the media elite. Yet the conservative still comes out and says it. This is why, Dick Cheney is closer to the Hell's Angels than Hunter S. Thompson ever could be.

And why Jon Stewart is about as daring as a diaper filled with Nilla Wafers.
- Daily Gut HT RC