So, I’m breaking a personal rule here and just using the word bullshit in all its vulgar stridency.
Because it’s important, it’s for the children, it’s truth to power.
Nah, that’s all bullshit too. It’s because Elizabeth Warren is gosh darn annoying.
Ms. Warren has been revealed to have, in a squirmy, wriggling sort of way self-identified as a Native American in the past. It is presumed by many that she did this in order to advance her career (and the facts revealed in the Washington Secrets column regarding her credentials vs. those of her peers is certainly intriguing if not dispositive) and stopped doing it when no further boosting was necessary. What nobody, and I mean nobody, believes is that she did it to “meet friends” or find those “who are like” she is. Unless, of course, she was looking for late feminist bullshit artists who want to become one of the 1% without losing touch with their Inner Other.
That is the purest bullshit.
I remember years ago hearing that college degrees are more properly understood as BS (bullshit) MS (more shit) PhD (piled higher and deeper). I suppose Esquire Warren has a JD so I guess that stands for jumbo dung heap.
I do believe that she was told by her family that she had Native American ancestry. But that’s the thing about bullshit, as this book indicates, it doesn’t have to be a lie. In fact, most bullshit isn’t a lie, it’s some truth used in the furtherance of a short cut, a get around, a get over.
And that was how Warren used her ancestry, just as she has tried to name herself the originator of the occupy movement, and just as she is now furiously spinning to get out of the web she wove. And get this, in searching for that link, I see Ms. Warren was a registered Republican into her 40s! Did Harvard know about that?
People like this are tiresome. They don’t really want to do the hard work. They just want to get over, get some for themselves, keep as much of it as they can, and tell you that you are not doing enough for others. By which they mean you are not giving THEM enough money to do what they think best with.
They think the public are fools, and if they are members of the Democratic party they are pretty sure they can get away with their bullshit.