America’s Success was Just a Blip, Says Professor, and It’s Good That We’re Sliding Back into Normal Suckiness
Liberals want to rewrite history so that greatness doesn’t seem like a big deal.
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Now, over the course of the 25 years of this program, and particularly in the most recent five years, you have heard me discuss the people who believe America was founded in an unjust and immoral way — and, as such, believe that America is illegitimate, America is not a superpower — and many of these people happen to be teaching your kids. Many of these people happen to be professors in the academy — academe.
Many of them happen to be teachers in middle school and high school. Many of them happen to live and work in Hollywood. There are plenty of anti-capitalist people laden with guilt who believe this — and Obama, by the way, is one. I’m convinced that Obama and all of the fringe leftist extremists who support him really think this country’s rotten to the core, that it’s a myth, almost; that the Constitution itself is a mistake, because it does not empower government enough.
Well, I’m holding in my formerly nicotine-stained fingers, a really long piece in the July 21st issue of New York Magazine. Here is the headline: “The Blip.” This thing prints out in microscopic font size to 10 pages, and I am not going to read you all of it. I don’t even have to. I’m just gonna get you the nub of it. Now, this is New York Magazine. This is widely read in the influential centers of the capital and New York.
It’s read in the Upper West Side of Manhattan. This is gonna be read in every newsroom. Every editor, every producer will see this. Everybody who thinks they’re hip and cool in New York will read this — and, I dare say, a vast majority of ’em will sign onto it and agree with it. “What if everything we’ve come to think of as American is predicated on a freak coincidence of economic history? And what if that coincidence has run its course?”
In other words, there is no real substance to the American founding. It’s just happened because of a quirk of fate. Certain elements in the world aligned at the right time, and it just happened. Here’s the thesis of this piece: Everything positive about American success has been coincidence, and it’s now over. We really have seen the best. This is it. The article celebrates Robert Gordon. Robert Gordon is the chief thinker in this piece.