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Triumph of the Eloi

We’re all having much merriment over the absurd juvenility of Organizing (organizing what?) for Action’s (what kind of action?) “Pajama Boy” ad for Obamacare. And it’s true that the image of a smug, supercilious little creep does give one the willies, as Jonah points out. But something Jay just said also ties in here: “Becoming a conservative and growing up are to a degree the same thing.”

Among the many appalling traits of the modern Left — and they are legion — their fatuous air of unearned moral superiority has got to be among the most annoying. Sheltered, protected, coddled from birth, shepherded through a credentialing system along with thousands, perhaps millions, of like-minded clones, they are the children of the bubble, swathed in their footie pajamas, cuddling their cups of hot chocolate, and dreaming of that well remunerated regulatory job in the imperial capital that surely awaits them. Grow up? Why bother? Life is so much easier when you know absolutely nothing of it.

It’s enough to make you root for the Morlocks. 

Michael Walsh — Mr. Walsh is the author of the novels Hostile Intent and Early Warning and, writing as frequent NRO contributor David Kahane, Rules for Radical Conservatives.

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