Super Lawyers
William C. Altreuter

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Dammit, I really need to make a point to not read George F. Will. Strawmen for miles around cower when he takes pen to hand, and it is exhausting to point out where and how he is wrong. Everywhere and about everything about covers it, but there must be people that buy into his faux intellectualism, and I can't decide if that is comical or nauseating.

Today he says, "No domestic problem -- not even the unsustainable entitlement state-- is more urgent and intractable than that of family disintegration. ". One hardly knows where to begin when confronted by a statement like that. Will goes on to talk about crime, lousy schools and "the inter generational transmission of poverty" as problems that flow "from the fact that now more than 50% of all babies born to women under age 30 are born to unmarked mothers. ". The fact that there was poverty, and crime for as long as we have recorded history, and that schools in the US have been struggling for approximately the last seventy years is neatly overlooked by Will, who sees causation where there is merely correlation whenever it occurs to him that the plight of the poor is their own damn fault. Which is to say, all the time.

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