Jonah Goldberg, on the pleasures of being chipper.
My friend Andrew Breitbart and I didn’t see eye-to-eye on every issue, but on this we were in complete agreement: Enjoy yourself, it pisses all the right people off.
You know why I don’t keep it a secret that I am a hardcore gaming/science fiction geek? Because it turned out that I didn’t have to. You know why I proudly cop to being a partisan Republican hack? Because doing so is liberating. You know why I’m not obsessed about my dignity? Because dignity sometimes gets in the way of being effective. And you know why I rub all of this in the faces of the Online Left – the vast majority of whom are gloomily trapped in their Outer Party, with their Victory Gin and their Two-Minute Hates- at every opportunity?
Because it’s fun*. Especially since it bugs them that I can do it, too: I’m not supposed to be enjoying myself, you see.
*While it lasts, of course.
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