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Hunky Dory Cons


Hunky Dory Cons

Presentism is the belief that what we have today is optimal, correct and does not need reform.

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The media has been criticized for some of its most brutal criticisms. The Simpsons Homer was delighted when he discovered that his hotel offered complimentary copies of USA Today—“the newspaper that tells me everything is going to be Ooooo-K.” That’s a pretty fair assessment of USA Today. It could also apply to conservative publications or pundits who insist that our society and economy are fine as they are.

They are the hunky dory cons.

National Review The most emblematic example is of course the log-cabin. Witness the magazine’s response to the viral success of Oliver Anthony’s log-cabin cri de coer against “Rich Men North of Richmond.” In the song, the country singer tells of how he has “been sellin’ my soul, workin’ all day / Overtime hours for bullshit pay / So I can sit out here and waste my…

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