From The Tom Woods Letter:
We all had such a great time on the Contra Cruise, the libertarian event of the year, last week. (We’ll be announcing the July dates and itinerary for the 2019 cruise very soon.)
Guest speaker Brett Veinotte told us a story that really stuck with me about a date he’d been on with a college professor. She asked if he was a Trump supporter, because some of the things he’d said had been “curious” to her.
He explained that he doesn’t particularly favor either party, etc.
This absolutely did not satisfy her. She began speaking to him condescendingly.
Meltdown: A Free-Marke... Best Price: $0.25 Buy New $20.00 (as of 02:20 EST - Details) As gently as possible, Brett shot back with something like this:
Well, let’s examine your situation. You’ve gone through K-12 in government schools, created and run by progressives. Then you went to college, created and run by progressives. You went off to graduate school, created and run by progressives. Then you turn around and get all your information from the New York Times and CNN — again, a heavy progressive bias there…. So you’ve more or less just been a passive receptacle of conventional information your entire life. That might be clouding the way you look at the world.
The fact that all those smart people think the same way just goes to show that left-liberalism must be correct: after all, all the smart people believe it!
Well, that’s rather a self-serving explanation, wouldn’t you say?
And yet I’ll bet everyone reading this has heard a version of it at some point or another.
Here’s my dismantling of it: