Ja, og hvad så?
Jeg elsker konservative intellektuelle, det er bare synd, der er så langt imellem dem – snark off: De har faktisk mange kloge ting at sige, men deres tanker præger sjældent de konservative partier. Fra en nekrolog over Andrew Breitbart (1969-2012), en Reagan-konservativ med liberalt islæt:
When I was on Greg’s show Red Eye with Breitbart we were asked what we thought of Trump sponsoring a GOP debate. Greg and I had the knee-jerk reaction of scoffing at the whole thing. When Breitbart asked us what was so funny we said, “Well, it’s obviously just some rich guy showboating.” Then he taught me a word I never really paid attention to before: “So?”
This word defines Breitbart to me more than any other. At a bar one night I was whining about the allegation that all libertarians are funded by the Koch brothers. “So?” he replied. Andrew didn’t play the PC left’s game. Libertarians don’t get magical checks from the Koch brothers, but so what if they did? George Soros spends billions paying people he likes. There’s nothing wrong with that, either.Another evening we were both arguing with someone who still believed government can create jobs. She was from Madison and like all liberals there, she saw Governor Scott Walker as a union-busting thug who hated the working man. I explained that Walker’s privatization created way more jobs than the government did and she said, “Yeah, but they were all just tourism jobs.” Breitbart ended the whole argument with, “So?”
Det vil jeg lægge mig på sinde: At tænke tanken til ende, selvstændigt og fordomsfrit.