Tuesday, July 16, 2013
David Brooks reveals typical regressive view of the poor
Matt Taibbi nails Brooks to the cross for the latter's recent comments that the poor are that way because they are either lazy or have a negative attitude. If they'd just get over that and pull the bootstraps they'd get one of those surplus jobs just lying around for the taking. Taibbi points out the simple fact that there aren't enough jobs, the actual reason people are not working. He accurately compares this privileged regressive attitude to Christian Bale's character from American Psycho. Except in the movie it's a satire on this very regressive and narrow-minded view. Satire that is lost on the likes of Brooks and regressives generally.