Bill Kristol, you are an elitist snob. It’s no great secret that the self proclaimed arbiters of all that is righteous and proper really don’t think much of the great unwashed masses of the fruited plain, but usually they are pretty good at keeping their mouths shut about it. Get them comfortable, though, and Freud himself would have a field day with the slips.
Bill Kristol, writer, editor, etc., for the Weekly Standard, one of the more pretentious “conservative” political commentary outlets currently in circulation, was in the midst of a conversation with Charles Murray on February 7, 2017 at an American Enterprise Institute event called “It Came Apart: What’s Next for a Fractured Culture?”, when this happened. (Please swallow any beverage or food before watching.)
“Look, to be totally honest, if things are so bad as you say with the white working class, don’t you want to get new Americans in?”
After making the remark, Dr. Kristol joked, “I hope this thing isn’t being videotaped or ever shown anywhere. Whatever tiny, pathetic future I have is going to totally collapse.”
This being a family oriented publication, this writer is NOT at liberty to type the words that come to mind.
Yes, it is true, those of us who descend from the European immigrants of the 19th and early 20th centuries are currently not in the best of financial shape, but the reality is that not all of us are lazy, decadent and spoiled. In fact, many people work very hard – much harder and with longer hours than people like Bill Kristol do – because the good paying jobs that used to sustain the middle class no longer exist in this country. They were exported thanks to a combination of issues including tax rates, environmental regulations, and union extortion. It is not going to do any good to simply import in another middle class if those of us still left are still jobless.
Sorry, Bill, but the cameras were on. And if that’s what the people in the bubble in Washington REALLY think of the people who work on their feet in the United States, then President Donald Trump’s swamp draining can’t come soon enough.