Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Hanging with ignoramuses …

… Feature: Life Among the Thought Leaders. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

The rest of the evening was given over to discussion. Our salon brought back memories of the film courses I took in college. Some people argued that if the scenario in the film happened in real life the world would be more violent. Some said the opposite was the case. Others complained that the film was misogynistic. Others said it was not. Some called the film “sad.” Some insisted it was “hopeful.” A gentleman in the back row confusingly referred to Children of Men as “propaganda,” on behalf of what government or cause I could not say. No one mentioned religion except Fukuyama.
These are people who think in categories.


  1. What exactly makes these people "thought leaders" or in any way typical of the Washington, DC, area? A willingness to watch a free movie rather than Monday Night Football?

  2. Hard to imagine them watching football.