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Friday, November 29, 2019

Save us from those saving the world

Glenn Reynolds in 900 words mocked the Democrat Party's desperate attempts to bring President Donald John Trump down by any means non-electoral. Hidden in the column was a reminder that comedy quickly can turn tragic.

He wrote, "At this year's Harvard/Yale game 'climate protesters' took over the field and delayed play. As double Ivy League alumnus (Dartmouth and Yale) Roger L. Simon writes, the level of idiocy there is making him think we should abolish the Ivy League as unserious. 'In the middle of this year's Harvard-Yale game, the great activists spewed out onto the field to demand, what else, action on climate change — delaying the game for over an hour. But all these Ivy League smarty-pants couldn't come up with a slogan more original than 'Hey hey, ho ho, fossil fuels have got to go.' Who'd they learn that from, their grandparents? Decades ago, during Vietnam, it was 'Hey hey, ho ho, LBJ has got to go.'"

Of course they chanted what their intellectual grandparents chanted. This is the same elitist Ivy League idealism from the 1960s. The idea was to make being against the war groovy. All the cool kids were anti-war then. Today, all the cool kids are anti-hydrocarbons.

Journalists credit the Ivy Leaguers ending the War in Vietnam but the war did not end until the communists sacked Saigon and renamed it Ho Chi Minh City. And even then it was not over until Pol Pot was installed as dictator of Cambodia. He then slaughtered 2 million of his own people -- one-quarter of the population.

By then all those idealistic Ivy League protesters were selling stocks on Wall Street or running the country in other ways just like their daddies did.

I would not be surprised if a future president of Exxon was among those arrested in that most recent protest.

Since Vietnam we have had more wars because it is what Ivy Leaguers do. The 4 presidents immediately before Donald John Trump were Ivy Leaguers, as is President Trump.

Reynolds -- an Ivy Leaguer -- wrote that the recent protest is a game to the protesters.

He said, "It's fantasy role-play, in this case by people sad that they were born too late for the 1960s. Anyway, if you care about climate, you should be protesting outside the Chinese embassy — China is adding vast numbers of new coal-fired power plants — unlike the United States, which has actually seen carbon emissions drop thanks to fracking."

They don't care about the climate, of course. They are too busy saving the world. I have reached the age when I fear not death but people who want to save the world. My soul can survive death with the grace of God but I have seen the horror unleashed by those who would save the world.

The issues may change from generation to generation, but the one constant for these savers of the world is a hatred of America.

Which is odd since the United States is the one country that has saved the world.


  1. Well said, Don. I hope you and yours had a happy Thanksgiving.

  2. I have fond memories of walking through the local Fall festival in 1972, wearing a giant "McGovern" button on my jean jacket. Older guy came up, didn't say a word, socked me in the eye. That was both the beginning and end of my attempting to be cool. Lesson learned at 14.

    Today I wear only TRUMP caps, praying to run into that younger me.

    1. Where did that happen?
      That might have been me.

  3. "They are too busy saving the world."
    Not only, or even principally, on climate change.

    See J. McWhorter (black Prof. of English etc., Columbia U.) on how “conversations about race” really mean (from whites) “no questions, or at least not real ones”, at .

  4. Games without frontiers, war without tears.

    1. So why doesn't Lin Tai Yu have a hill to fly her flag on? Jeux sans frontieres.

    2. Never thought I’d be quoting Gabriel on this site, but it did yours.

    3. Eagle [read: Trump] flew out of the night
      He was something to observe
      Came in close, I heard a voice
      Standing, stretching every nerve
      Had to listen, had no choice
      I did not believe the information
      Just had to trust imagination
      My heart going boom, boom, boom
      "Son", he said, "grab your things, I've come to take you home." ZB

  5. Hey hey, ho ho, Western Civ has got to Berkeley 1964

    Starring Jesse Jackson

  6. Ho ho, hey hey, Western Civ is here to stay!

  7. Jamie Glazov nailed it with his book United in Hate. They can't stand the challenges of individualism.

  8. Then these phony pieces of garbage got back in their cars and drove back to their warm homes.

    1. With the heat cranked all the way up, because the cold cut right their skinny jeans.

  9. By then all those idealistic Ivy League protesters were selling stocks on Wall Street or ruining the country in other ways just like their daddies did. FIFY

  10. Thank goodness most Fortune 500 CEOs are not Ivy Leaguers. The Ivys produce politicians, lawyers/judges and Wall Street financiers. Swamp critters all.

  11. I don't always comment, but when I do I drink liberal tears

    Yale Harvard Game Disrupted by Climate Activists

    Just the headline says "Ok, Boomer" in big letters

    I remember once sitting at Henrietta's table in far far North Cambridge. Having a meh meal with guys who all graduated from Harvard, MIT, Boston College and thinking - "Dang, these guys are like clones"

    I think you still get a decent education at MIT or Harvard these days. But I really don't know. Stamford is inventing the future at 99% of light speed. MIT is proud they built a multi-disciplinary medical building over a train track.

    What econ PhDs know about Genetic mutations I will never get.

    I remember one August night recently strolling down the Charles River literally a White minority on MIT Campus due to all the Asian smartypants thinking... THIS is how the Roman's must have felt looking at the barbarians cresting the 7 hills.

    But then I remembered that the Asian kids are following "last years" fashion in higher ed.

    They are in college version of "Ok, Boomer" land.

    If you had met a few MIT faculty you would get what I mean.

    There is a bit of a bubble that develops for the well educated, expensively educated.

    One thing they visit the south, they don't live there. I remember well an MIT grad I tried to recruit to Atlanta. He was all gung ho until he realized he would need to work with dudes who went to Georgia Tech.

    And it was not that he thought GT kids were stupid. It was... after I prodded him. The GT kids might be (gasp) hunters. He could not contemplate working with someone who killed animals.

    OK... next.

    But then it happened again. This time for some OTHER lib nonsense issue. Not being able to see the ocean (really).

    Many tech people I know only get MIT or east coast Ivy etc to be in labs THEY SET UP in Left Coast enclaves. These snowflakes can't stand the thought of dealing with people who were not indoctrinated like they were.

    I think this is one of the reasons why Elite Schools have the post college unemployment problem in non STEM areas. These kids would NEVER EVER think about going to a more job growth area if it meant being among non liberal non communist people.

    So the result is working at Starbucks in a Gentrifying area... serving coffee to Ok, Boomers.

  12. Ace of Spades had a timely quote: "Recreational Marxism"

  13. I've only known one Harvard alumnus AFAIK, and every time I met him he reminded me that he had graduated from Harvard. He wasn't much fun to talk to, he looked down on everyone else, or so it seemed to me.

    The idiocy of the climate change cult delaying the game caused me to shake my head, it's such a counterproductive thing to do; like the idea of blocking traffic so that people on their way to work are delayed. What great ideas for turning people against your cause!

    Can't say I agree with this statement: "The 4 presidents immediately before Donald John Trump were Ivy Leaguers, as is President Trump." Somehow the Wharton School at UPenn doesn't seem "Ivy" to me, but then I'm a Left Coaster so what would I know?

    I do hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!