Years ago my former husband and I had a video store. Through the business,I learned a lot about people, their tastes, and how wrong the professional movie critics were because we couldn’t make a dime on the movies and actors that they
loved pimped . For instance, a Meryl Streep movie which the critics would have an orgasm over, would sit on the shelf, untouched like an old maid, while movies like Warriors, which they abhored, was out every night like the queen of the prom. Another video which kept us in business was WWF or World Wrestling Federation, the forerunner to WWE.
Many of our prolific and “respected” commentators have, like John Podhoretz, compared Trump’s run to the cult movie Idiocracy. In Mr. Podhoretz’s article here the movie’s moronic president Comache, who was a winner of the Ultimate Smackdown Championship. is compared to Trump because he once staged something with the owner of WWE in 2009. At the time,of course, he was a businessman who was not running for any office. Apparently Mr Podhoretz knows who is worthwhile and who is just a boorish clown. In his elite arrogance he believes he knows what’s good for this country and who’s good for it too. I guess because he inherited his father’s magazine that makes him a somebody. Mr. Trump inherited from his father too. The difference is that he parlayed a million dollars and turned it into billions, while Mr. Podhoretz took his inheritance and made it a mouthpiece for the GOP. Mr. Podhoretz is entitled to his opinion, but just because he inherited Dad’s life work doesn’t mean he’s an expert on anything, and it certainly means we don’t have to listen.
As it turns out, I met one of these elite no nothings when I was visiting my family in New York. My son introduced me to another young father picking up his child at nursery school who is a writing professor at Columbia. My antennae went up immediately because I figured he was a big Lefty. Unfortunately, I wasn’t wrong. As we strolled down the street together conversation ensued and I mentioned that my children grew up in an Atlanta suburb. That’s when the idiocy started. The Columbia professor said, ” I hate the suburbs.” My next question was , ” Why?” The answer floored me ” because I hate white people.” Digging deeper I replied ” But you’re white so why?” His reply was sophmoric at best and yes, idiotic at worse. “Whites are hypocrites” After I answered by stating that whites weren’t the only hypocrites they come in all shades, we thankfully parted ways and this young father strolled into his gentrified apartment building, which was another thing he abhored, so I guess the hypocrisy he hated was his own.
Mr Podhoretz is right. There is a real Idiocracy; however, it isn’t Trump and his supporters but the professors and our Beltway bubbleheads who think they have all the answers. The downfall of this country can be traced to people like this professor who believe the worst of their own people and then teach it to the next generation. Meanwhile tuitions keeep rising and students know less and less. Instead, they’re programmed to sneer at “white privilege” and snap their fingers (instead of applauding) when they agree with another lunatic proclamation. Yes, we live in an elite Idiocracy where abortions are good, Muslim “refugees” are great, and 2,000 page bills are passed without even pretending to read them. At least everyone knows WWE is entertainment. We don’t even recognize this country anymore – and that’s the way the Idiocracy want it.