The LA Times has managed to outdo itself, because they have not one, but two moronic columns today.
The first is from the (thankfully) incomparable Robert Scheer, who manages to miss the point of the lawsuit (of course), which is to impose the wishes of one upon everyone else. I won't bother dissecting him, because what I have to say has already been said, on this and many other blogs.
The second is a column that states that the United States is a spoiled adolescent, and that we need to grow up to take our place among other nations. A sample:
So, happy birthday to the United States of America. We face a very different future than we did on our last birthday, and, according to tradition, it is time to reflect. Is it to our advantage to remain eternally adolescent, to face the challenges of terrorism and global relations with single-minded determination and resilience? Or is it time to inch into adulthood, cultivating wisdom and restraint?
Yeah, whatever. I must have missed the lesson where we were taught that maturity equated removal of one's spine and intestinal fortitude.
Unlike the last guest columnist I dissected, Ms. Barnow does not appear to have much of a paper trail. The only references I found through a google search were one dealing with tutoring at Howard University, and two references from the National Academy Press, with her name at the very bottom. (It's white type on a white background, so it is probably not intended for reading. Try clicking and dragging across the bottom section of the page to find the hidden type.)
posted on July 02, 2002 06:55 PM