Wednesday, May 17, 2006

A valid criticism
Of Rod Dreher’s worldview (see his blog now in my links list) from online nemesis Diane Kamer, in a string of postings with a strong whiff of inverted class snobbery/class hatred that would make Karl Marx chuffed, good old-fashioned envy and spiritual pride:
Only the pampered and privileged can do the Crunchy Con thing -- just as only the pampered and privileged could really do the late ’60s/early ’70s counter-culture thing.
I’d thought of that — being a hippy was easy if you had a trust fund, a credit card, a student deferment from conscription and/or were as model-pretty as Michelle Phillips. Like friend Charley Wingate’s criticism of Paul Fussell’s ‘X class’ as something not new or unique but simply the white upper middle class gone slumming.

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