Friday, December 20, 2013

In Vino Veritas

Fred Reed is a curmudgeon in the best sense of the term. I like to think of myself as a curmudgeon. Curmudgeons, you see, are old guys (and very rarely, an old gal, like say Florence King) who have been around for years, paying attention to stuff, and have learned that a lot of old ideas are crummy, and even more new ideas are crummy, and that you have to apply skepticism to everything, and be suspicious of everybody's motivation, especially that of politicians. So curmudgeons have memory plus skepticism, which is enough to make almost every politician we've got look like a con man. Fred's curmudgeonry serves us well, in spite of the occasional tortured French pun. This week, he reacts to the blather of politicians that shouldn't fool anybody at all, but regularly does.  This is from Takimag:

A Sozzled Apprehension of Politics

1 comment:

  1. Snowden' a traitor, period. Just listened to a little of charlie rose somewhere. He was talking to Tom Donilon. He said Snowden has given the enemy a manual on how to beat US, among other things. I agree.
    Hang him.