Wanker of the day

George Will, in a landslide.

College football has proved Karl Marx right about how capitalism dissolves old social arrangements: “uninterrupted disturbance of all social conditions, everlasting uncertainty and agitation . . . all fixed, fast-frozen relations . . . are swept away . . . all that is solid melts into air.” Blame college football’s turmoil on male beer-drinking truck drivers, and technology.

Hmm… makes you wonder if there’s an appropriate Engels’ quote  that Will could trip over while bloviating about the NFL’s version of socialism.

14 Comments

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14 responses to “Wanker of the day

  1. ScoutDawg

    Excellent propaganda, Comrade Will.

  2. gastr1

    There’s certainly few clearer examples of collectivism in our culture than pro sports leagues and how they handle their “states,” I mean, teams.

  3. Always Someone Else's Fault

    Will quotes history the way my grandma used to quote the Bible – completely out of context. She knew no one would ever actually look up the reference.

    All human relations are communitarian in nature – we are, after all, social animals. Not real happy about the way “collective” and “community” are displacing communism in our political lexicon. They are not the same thing. My church is a collective. Doesn’t make it communist. A chamber of commerce is a collective. Doesn’t make it communist.

  4. Hogbody Spradlin

    Bluto, at least he agrees with you that it’s capitalism.

  5. D.N. Nation

    Regardless of your politics, I think we can agree that Will’s 2012 election prediction should really automatically render every opinion he has on anything moot.

    • Hogbody Spradlin

      Methinks you have an axe to grind with George Will.

      • Speaking of predictions rendering all future predictions moot do we count the dear leader’s promise to close Gitmo and make sure all legislation is posted on the internet and on C=Span . We all have opinions and predictions and I bet his are more informed than most. Isn’t this quote just saying money makes for strange bedfellows? More importantly isn’t true?

  6. It gives me a headache trying to read George Will’s articles.

  7. JohnDenver is full of shit

    George Will shouldn’t utter the word football, much less use his academia to belittle those that enjoy it. Unless of course he is omnipotent, which if he is, definitely doesn’t watch football and therefore should be hit in the face with a shovel…the business end.

  8. Hackerdog

    Well, of course the intellectuals are going to look down their noses at football when the alternative of baseball exists. See, in baseball, you have to decide whether to intentionally walk a batter, or do a double switch. In football, you don’t have those kinds of complicated matters. That’s why the truck drivers like it so much.
    /sarcasm

  9. Fluke bucket

    If only George was as smart as he thinks he is.

  10. Russ

    Will should stick to baseball bloviating.