Saturday, August 30, 2008
Storming the Castle
The Carnival of Elitist Bastards has followed Blake Stacey to his new digs at ScienceBlogs, where the results are laid before a noble but cranky king.
There is a great statement of the spirit of elitist bastardy among the entries:
I don't know how to say it more simply than this. If education is a danger to your worldview, that is hard proof that your worldview needs examining. If entertaining other worldviews turns out to be a danger to your own, your worldview is a hell of a lot more fragile than you want to admit. If studying other cultures is some kind of threat to your own, your own culture isn't worth your slavish loyalty. If exposure to people who believe they can make the world better somehow erodes your reinforced sense of self-serving exploitative entitlement and privilege, perhaps that's a clue that you need to abandon that sense of entitlement.
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