We Few, We Dirty F-cking Hippies

I’m going to outsource this to Digby (boldface mine):

Many of the mainstream pundits who eye-rolled and tut-tutted bloggers and activists for failing to understand the ways of the world are now commonly recycling ideas we were discussing half a decade ago

I won’t even mention those who spilled gallons of ink deriding liberal bloggers for being radical partisans just a few years back who are now lauded as oracles for their columns writing exactly what those liberal radicals were writing at the time.

I guess this is one of those times to remind yourself that nobody is ever rewarded for being the first to be right. I certainly won’t hold my breath waiting for an apology. In the end it’s a good thing. Still you have to wonder what might have happened if the mainstream media and the liberal establishment had paid closer attention before it got to this point. We were running around with our hair on fire and they told us hippies to go take a shower and get a haircut.

Like Digby said, it’s not about getting credit–that doesn’t bother me. But the mistakes and inattention have had real consequences–awful, if not disastrous ones. And this was not only predictable, it was predicted.

And the congregation responds: This is yet another reason why we can’t have nice things.

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6 Responses to We Few, We Dirty F-cking Hippies

  1. Bayesian Bouffant, FCD says:

    If your hair is on fire, taking a shower is not bad advice.

  2. realthog says:

    The main headline on the BBC site currently reads: “US wakes up to shuttered government.”

    I can’t help feeling this is maybe more accurate than the Beeb realizes.

  3. Min says:

    It is about getting credit, as a group, if not individually. When liberals are right, they should keep on pointing that out. Yes, “liberal” may have become a bad label, but now is not the time to suffer in silence.

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