In my Thursday column at Taki’s Magazine this week I ponder the very impertinent question: Why isn’t racism cool? After all, it’s transgressive, isn’t it?
What’s wrong with kids today? Don’t they want to vex their parents? Épater la bourgeoisie? Kick against the pricks? Be transgressive?
Mildred: “Hey Johnny, what are you rebelling against?”
Johnny: “Whadda you got?”
Part of the fun of being young used to be the feeling that you were struggling for world mastery against a cohort of closed-minded old farts with a mentality hopelessly stuck in the past. (What Orwell called “pedants, clergymen and golfers.”) Well, if it’s that old-fart cohort you’re looking for, check out your local Ivy League university or cable TV studio. Those places are stuffed to the rafters with them. 1963 is in the past, isn’t it?
And these protesting youngsters believe every single thing the old farts believe!
Read the whole thing at Taki’s Magazine.