You know, I would not mind the New York Times' stable of totally insane op-ed contributors if just one of these pussies had the strength of his own bullshit convictions. Instead, yesterday, Insane War Harpy (read as: "graduate student") Lara M. Dadkhah argued that we need to carpet bomb the fuck out of Afghanistan and fuck the civilians, all the while caveating like my boyfriend Johnny Weir in a sit spin that this is not to say that we should be killing billions of Afghans blah blah blah. And today, David "It Ain't easy Bein' Green" Brooks argues that we should return to his bullshit MGM pastiche of Times Gone By even as he says, "This is not to say that we should return to the days of the WASP ascendancy." Oh, it's not? Well . . . what is it to say? What the fuck are you talking about? Is it just . . . is it just, Well, isn't this interesting? Because in that case: No, no, it isn't really very interesting. It would be interesting if David Brooks said, "Look, meritocracy is a farce and a fraud. We need to reconstitute the pre-Civil Rights Republic. We need to repeal the 17th Amendment." I mean, it would be monstrous, but at least it would be interesting.