Sunday, July 14, 2019

Shocking Decline of a Glorious Intellectual Tradition

Mona Charen takes time out from her anti-feminism to haz a sad about the sad state of modern conservatism:
The Claremont Institute was part of the flowering of intellectual conservatism that graced America in the 1970s and '80s....After the announcement of the 2019 Claremont Lincoln fellowships, it is safe to say that the flowering has gone to seed.

Among those Claremont is honoring in its new incarnation as a Trump-justifying toady is Jack Posobiec, the internet phenom most famous for promoting the "Pizzagate" conspiracy. That was the rumor that Hillary Clinton, John Podesta and others were running a child sex ring out of a northwest D.C. pizzeria.
To be fair, she's not wrong. There is no group of people, no matter how loathsome, whose aggregate moral stature would not be reduced by the addition of Jack Posobiec.

And let's face it, Posobiec certainly doesn't belong in the august company of such distinguished former recipients as Christine "I'm not a witch" O'Donnell. Or Mark "the Muslim Brotherhood has infiltrated our government - it's called Barack Obama" Levin. Or Andrew Breitbart, who founded a news organization any respectable conservative should be proud of.

Ah, fuck it--I can't keep a straight face anymore. Yes, Gentle Reader, this has been another episode in the ongoing saga of The Rot Was There All Along.

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