In this article Bloom dumps on the Latter Day Saints as well as the Tea Party, so for me it was a double whammy…
“Rather than living in reality they yield to what oddly are termed “cultural” considerations: moral and spiritual, or so their leaders urge them to believe. Under the banners of flag, cross, fetus, exclusive marriage between men and women, they march onward to their own deepening impoverishment. Much of the Tea Party fervor merely repeats this gladsome frolic.”
The article was such a mish mash of incoherent blatherings that it was difficult to recognize what point Professor Bloom was trying to make. Professors of his stature often forget that Humanism is in fact a religion. A religion as easily defined and practiced as my Mormon Faith.
His Point seemed to be:
Tea Partying Mormons influencing the electorate with their morals = BAAAADDDD
Secular Humanistically Inclined Yale Professors of English dumping on those of us who teach our families eternal truths = GOOOOOODDD (Bloom fails to question if his lifes work and decades of indoctrinating the nations youth in relativistic nothingness has led to students pooping on cop cars as a form of “speech”)
Bloom finished up his piece with this little nugget of insight:
“Mormonism’s best inheritance from Joseph Smith was his passion for education, hardly evident in the anti-intellectual and semi-literate Southern Baptist Convention. I wonder though which is more dangerous, a knowledge-hungry religious zealotry or a proudly stupid one? Either way we are condemned to remain a plutocracy and oligarchy. I can be forgiven for dreading a further strengthening of theocracy in that powerful brew.”
One has to wonder if the current nightmare of Marxist Moonbattery that has taken over the White House, which is the intellectual bastardized political child that Bloom and his cohorts in Academia have been gestating in the halls of ivy on American Students since the late 1800’s, is preferable to a little bit of Mormon Pioneer Zealotry, horse sense, and practical economic philosophy, often simplified in this couplet: Use it Up, Wear it Out, Make it Do, or Do Without!
Society should have one simple test for those who would presume to teach the nations youth, and run for Political office:
Start your own business and run it successfully with no outside help from anyone and show a profit after a couple of years, and you can have the honor of attempting to teach young people in a University setting. If we were to set up that standard of “purity” for our society, we could fix this thing in a generation…