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Monday, April 11, 2011

George Will finds the real enemy of America: It's denim

Iranians yearn to be free so they can watch porn, listen to Lady Gaga and buy American denim jeans.  Denim is as American as apple pie, guns and paranoia about the rest of the world.  Not for George Will who sees denim, or 'demon denim' as he calls it striking at the soft underbelly of a nation that has lost its moral compass and it's will to resist all evil plots hatched by the rest of the world.

On any American street, or in any airport or mall, you see the same sad tableau: A 10-year-old boy is walking with his father, whose development was evidently arrested when he was that age, judging by his clothes. Father and son are dressed identically -- running shoes, T-shirts. And jeans, always jeans. If mother is there, she, too, is draped in denim.

Writer Daniel Akst has noticed and has had a constructive conniption. He should be given the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He has earned it by identifying an obnoxious misuse of freedom. Writing in the Wall Street Journal, he has denounced denim, summoning Americans to soul-searching and repentance about the plague of that ubiquitous fabric, which is symptomatic of deep disorders in the national psyche.

Weak minded Americans have been duped by its enemies into what will calls, "lookism" while our enemies make sure they don't fall into the same trap by making their women wear burkas.

Denim is the clerical vestment for the priesthood of all believers in democracy's catechism of leveling -- thou shalt not dress better than society's most slovenly. To do so would be to commit the sin of lookism -- of believing that appearance matters. That heresy leads to denying the universal appropriateness of everything, and then to the elitist assertion that there is good and bad taste.

Those evil believers in democracy socialism believe that we must look alike.  He cites Fred Astaire as the standard by which men should dress.  By this he means only men who have attained the maturity that he and his ilk have maintained.  At the same time women who have attained an equal level of maturity should use Gracy Kelly as their sartorial standard as they wait sweetly at home, martini in hand so that their well dressed man can ease the tension  before a dinner of roast beef and apple pie after a long stressful day trying to ensure that the sartorially qualified can keep the denim clad masses in their place.

Has anyone tested him for dementia lately.  In another time I might believe this is satire, but not in today's utterly humorless world.  You can read the rest of his idiocy here.  It's good for a laugh from a truly pretentious and pompous asshole. 

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