Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Some Intellectuals Are Far Too Opportunistic

Some day the conservative movement in the U.S. will wane, falter, and be overtaken by a liberal movement. When that happens, there will be a migration of opportunistic "intellectuals" from the conservative movement to the liberal movement.

It happened just that way in reverse a few years ago when many "intellectuals" on the left moved to the right to take advantage of the rise of the conservatives.

I don't fault them for changing their minds. We should all change our minds many times in the course of our lives as we gain knowledge and new insight. I only fault them for the fact that what changes their minds isn't knowledge, and isn't insight, but rather the opportunity to sell books, land jobs with foundations and governments, and be invited onto talk shows.

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