It’s sometimes hard to know if the folks at The New York Times are simply trolling us or if they’re completely serious. Times reporter Kevin Roose spun quite a yarn last Sunday entitled, “The Making of a YouTube Radical.” By radical, he and his paper mean those free-thinking Americans whose ideas lack the proper vetting from, well, them. Those that require censorship.
Back in the day, young people and soccer moms used to hang out at the local shopping mall when they had nothing better to do. Typically, they’d exchange the latest gossip, malicious or otherwise. Enjoy, guilt-free, cheap eats together somewhere in the mall’s food court. And occasionally filch something from one of the shops if the spirit moved them. But above all, they socialized, in person, face-to-face, one-on-one or as a group. Today, that’s all gone. And, unsurprisingly, malls are going downhill for various reasons. In their stead, today’s generations congregate at the propaganda mall, otherwise known as social media. Please split wide headlines.
Those engaged in building mass transportation projects have long had a more than a passing acquaintance with liberal homeowners. Those who, when push comes to shove, want no part of light rail or commuter rail posited in their neighborhood. The environment that would benefit from public transportation be damned! The Green Hypocrite Cocktail Party Environmentalists that talk a good talk.These people fall into two familiar categories: “NIMBY’S,” “Not in My Back Yard,” and their cousins, the “BANANA’S,” “Build Absolutely Nothing Anywhere Near Anyone.” Now there’s a new crop to contend with: “The Green Hypocrites,” no acronym necessary. Please split wide headlines.