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Friday, October 28, 2005

Elitism, Boccaccio-style...

I get flashes of Giovanni Boccaccio's Decameron as I read Peggy Noonan writing about "...Our elites, our educated and successful professionals, are the ones who are supposed to dig us out and lead us...." in her article titled "A Separate Peace" from yesterday's Opinion Journal. A thoughtful read. It may have you studying survival manuals and heading for the hills, though. I suspect, though, that Noonan is being too kind in her assessment that there are two groups of the elite, one that's made 'a separate peace" with the fact that our society's off track and veering for a crash and one that's working diligently to get it back on track and steered to safety. No, I suspect the first group is made up largely of those who have worked diligently to destroy our society and are now enjoying the fruits of their anarcho-tyranny. Or are still working feverishly to hasten America's crash. If Noonan is right about the direction our society is headed, I suspect the self-appointed deconstructionists (like the ACLU) are beginning to celebrate their anticipated victory in the 80-plus-year war of subversion they have been waging to destroy America. (Yeh, feeling a bit disgruntled today. Not full-blown curmudgeonry, yet, but that may well yet come... :-) Linked at Cao's Blog Friday Open Trackback party