There is nothing that grates me more than over-educated idiots who think they are, like REALLY smart!
One such soft skull is Anand Giridharadas, son of East Indian heritage, former columnist for the NYT, schooled in privilege at Sidwell Friends School, University of Michigan & Harvard, who now (because he’s more smarter and wrote a book) is one of the media’s go-to oracles on what’s wrong with America, Americans, and in-particular, people who don’t look like him.
Giridharadas latest ignorant proclamation is he believes “freedom-obsessed Americans” are blinded to threats like virus or climate change. In his own words speaking on MSNBC’s ‘Morning’s with Squinty’ of the present Corona Virus outbreak:
“One of the fundamental questions to me is, what’s going to be our relationship to government, the idea of government after this? There’s a primordial American tradition going back to the founders of being freedom-obsessed, even though we’re a country founded on slavery and genocide, being freedom-obsessed to the point that we’re always so afraid of the government coming for us that we’re blind to other types of threats, whether it’s a virus, whether it’s bank malfeasance, climate change, what have you.
OH, Anand you simpering fool. I, and others like me understand mortality, and threats. But we, like our founders also recognize natural rights. And that without those rights, people, any people, are simply, to one degree or another slaves to the state. We recognize that without those liberties, we are not free. Our constitution, it does not bestow rights, it protects them. We are born free, and we recognize that defending that freedom is a duty.