Sunday, May 11, 2008


Thinking Out Loud

Will you risk being sneered at by both Hillary Clinton and Rush Limbaugh? Would you like to stick your thumb in the eye of people who believe knowledge is a bad thing? Do you think that science and education and culture are all things worth openly and proudly pursuing?

If so, you may be ready to participate in the Carnival of the Elitist Bastards.

Dana at En Tequila Es Verdad is organizing a carnival to raise high the Chablis:

I think it's time we stop letting our culture celebrate willful ignorance and start promoting genius instead.

So that's my view of this Carnival of the Elitist Bastards: we celebrate our cerebrums, jerk the sledgehammer out of the hands wielding it against us, and kick anti-elitists to the curb. We'll delve into the delightful varieties of elitist and elite pleasures. We'll wax philosophical and hold up the elite of our societies for praise.

If you're prepared to declare that you want to be more than "just plain folks," join Dana and the rest of the Elitist Bastards in supporting and contributing to this new carnival.

Besides, "Elitist Bastards" has so much more je ne sais quoi than "Brights" ...

John, I love you to pieces. Thankee kindly!
Glad to do it from the bottom of my elitist heart.
Damn right I am an Elitist.

Down with Pica!
Cheers, John! Let the righteous defamation of anti-elitism begin.
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