Paying The Price For Breakdown Of The Country’s Bourgeois Culture

‘There are people who run from the bourgeoisie and it’s culture. They feel they must. PTAs. (Or is it PTOs now?) Boy Scouts. Property rights. Religion. Sexual modesty. And so on. I saw these people all the time in Washington. (Back in another era. Things are a bit more mixed up now.) About half were upper middle class kids trying to fit in in. The other half were mostly trutifarians subsidized by their parent’s money and power. All of these dolts read Washingtonian (or did). All of them held anything beyond the Beltway in contempt. (Unless it was in New York.) Indeed they held America in many respects in contempt. This is one of the reasons even the Republicans hated the TEA Party they way they did.”