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‘Protecting Us from Knowing Things We Shouldn’t Know’ (2015)

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This was my Newswithviews column for Jan. 29, 2015.


Why can’t these people leave us alone? Always pontificating about what we should or shouldn’t think, should or shouldn’t be allowed to say, should or shouldn’t be allowed to read–but they are not better than us and they are certainly not wiser than us.

Historical novels, if they are written in good faith, thoroughly researched, and as accurate in their depiction of the past as it is humanly possible to make them, can help us understand the past. Not just know about it, but actually to understand it.

Once upon a time on the radio I heard two Intellectuals complaining about “a bunch of truck drivers” reading history and getting ideas above their station. We should be content to be spoon-fed by Our Betters–

Eeyah! Basta! No more of this!

Because Our Betters most definitely are not our betters.

Lib Noozie: It’s Against the Law for You Peasants to Know What’s Happening

The Morlocks’ siren summons the unaware and compliant Eloi underground… to be eaten.

A law professor says CNN noozie Chris Cuomo was totally wrong when he claimed, this past weekend, that you ordrinary dum peple got no right to read them Wikileaks documents that make Our Hillary look so bad ( http://lawnewz.com/high-profile/law-prof-smacks-down-cnn-chris-cuomos-claim-that-its-illegal-to-possess-wikileaks-emails/ ). “Remember,” said Cuomo, “it’s illegal to possess those stolen documents.” Illegal for you. “It’s different for the media,” he added. Legal for noozies, illegal for the common people.

Law professor Jonathan Turley says of course it’s not unlawful to download information made “widely available” by someone else–even if that someone came by the information illegally, in the first place. “Otherwise,” said the prof, “possession of the Pentagon Papers would lead to the arrest of tens of thousands of citizens.”

It’s about time someone pointed that out. Better late than never.

But this is the quintessence of “progressivism”: dumb ’em down, create “an unaware and compliant citizenry” (to quote from one of those documents that Cuomo thinks I shouldn’t have been allowed to read), and let the self-anointed “experts” herd ’em this way and that like cattle. They’ll be the Morlocks, we’ll be the Eloi. (If the allusion escapes you, watch The Time Machine.)

The most dishonest, least informative, most unspeakably corrupt news media in world history all want Hillary Clinton to be president and are working night and day to make that happen.

Please don’t help them do it.

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