That a philosophy major is arrogantly blaming a local drought on climate change (if the
kid aging wunderkind had done some research, he’d know that droughts have been recorded in Texas as occurring on a regular basis for roughly five hundred years*); or that ThinkProgress can’t afford editors?
“Dialectic,” Yglesias. Dialectic. Not that I take seriously the half-witticisms* of Trotsky, who was of course a secular prophet of the single most blood-soaked failed economic/political philosophy in recorded history, but since Ygelsias’ website apparently does take said prophet seriously then you’d think that they’d show more respect.
PS: Yglesisas gets extra points for the anthropomorphizing, by the way: apparently Governor Perry’s problem in the Left’s eyes was that he likes praying to the wrong God.
*For the benefit of progressives and other historical illiterates: that means that they predate the Industrial Revolution. By a lot.
**Honestly, the man probably gained a bit of intelligence for a moment, thanks to the ice pick: by all accounts, the hole probably gave parts of Trotsky’s brain access to the first oxygen that they had had in years.
What? Disrespect? Huh. As I understand the rules of Trotsky’s own religion, he’s in no position to care if I’m being mean to him.