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The Reverse Groucho Rule

June 30th, 2010 James Lileks 1 comment

On the way back from the coffee shop – sustainable shade-grown fair-trade coffee served by a twentysomething hipster with a metal bone through his lip – I was listening to Michael Medved. (It all averages out at the end of the day.)

Like Lileks, I too have witnessed the devolution, as more and more Americans show their solidarity with the primitive (tatoos, bones through nose of Africa) or rejection of everything (anarchists protesting the system with bombs). An element of youth rejects reason, the enlightenment, Aquinas, etc. For many, Western Civilization is just a cover up operation for a giant colonial rip off of the Other worlds of Africa, India, Indonesia and wherever else the European Colonial Powers chose to meddle and govern and demean.