Badlands Journal editorial board
The nattering nabobs of National Security have been at Ed Snowden, who leaked the material about the NSA domestic spying ("all legal, all legal the nabors say) by insult and invective. They have called his behavior traitorous and treasonous and everything else bad that they can possibly imagine.
But the worst thing they have said about Ed Snowden is that he is a high school dropout.
A HIGH SCHOOL DROPOUT?
May the Millennial Diety that still rules our scrambled official psyche strike him dead, over there in Hong Kong!!
A HIGH SCHOOL DROPOUT!!!
It reminded one Badlands Journal editor of a topless dancer joint barker on Broadway in San Francisco who some years ago made his pitch thus: "We got six college coeds and A HIGH SCHOOL DROPOUT."
Perhaps Mme. Sen. Dianne Feinstein also heard that immortal barker in the local politics phase of her career, back when her hearing was a little better.
A HIGH SCHOOL DROPOUT!!
There is something "sinful and lewd" about a high school dropout. You just try to say the term without a sneer, every so slight, that reflects your ontempt for anyone who the lacks the formal American education and academic credentials.
Certainly no one of that class ought to have had such enormous responsibilities. A HIGH SCHOOL DROPOUT, fer Chrissake!!! Read More »