I’ve never seen a crop of people more proud of not knowing anything than Leftist Millennials.
Most folks take pride in knowledge and experience.
But not Leftist Millennials. What makes them puffed up and haughty is their own ignorance – of history, economics, culture, and American iconography.
The other day, President Trump, when referring to crime-ridden South Bend’s Mayor Pete Buttigieg, called him Alfred E. Neuman.
When I heard it, I laughed. What a perfect description for the nerdy Buttigieg.
I mean, look at the guy.
And in an effort to slam Trump back, Buttigieg said that he had to Google it. Adding, “It must be a generational thing.”
Naturally the media and Leftist Millennials were all “Boom! Such a burn!!!!”
Only old people know who Alfred E. Neuman is?
How precisely does not knowing an iconic character like Mad Magazine’s Alfred E. Neuman make Buttigieg look good?
Well, it seems to me, the only people who thought this was a righteous burn are those who take pride in being ignorant.
Naturally, a writer for the Bulwark – that “conserving conservatism” rag founded by Bill Kristol – tried to Bulwarksplain why Leftist Millennials (and Alfred E. Buttigieg himself) wouldn’t know who Alfred E. Neuman is.
Alfred E Neuman first appeared in Mad Magazine in 1954. When Pete was negative 28 years old. https://t.co/CWMgfybTCh— Tim Miller (@Timodc) May 11, 2019
Yeah, that “justification” would only make sense if Alfred E. Neuman appeared in Mad Magazine sixty-five years ago and was never seen since.
Yeah. There’s Alfred E. Neuman as Jared Kushner from the August 2017 cover of Mad Magazine.
Not the August 1954 cover of Mad Magazine, Tim Miller, you dimwitted Jeb!-loving crank. But 2017.
Then again who’s surprised that a writer for the Bulwark would feel the need to defend the ignorance of Leftists Millennials?
Speaking of people who always defend the Left…
You can always count on S.E. Cupp to have the stupidest take on the planet.
An iconic character who is still alive and kicking today is something only an old fogey would refer to. Therefore, young people won’t vote for Trump.
Galaxy-brain take, there, S.E.
Say, let’s do a quiz.
I’m going to post a few pictures and you tell me if you know who these people are:
If you guessed the Lone Ranger (on TV from 1949 to 1957), Alfalfa from Our Gang & Little Rascals (film shorts from the 1920s to 1940s) and Superman (created in 1938), you must not be a Leftist Millennial (or Pete Buttigieg).
Either that or you inhabit Planet Earth.
Leftist Millennials actually gain a sense of superiority over not knowing anything.
It’s what I’ve talked about in the past – that crippling combination of Arrogance and Ignorance.
Leftist Millennials actually gain a sense of superiority from not knowing stuff.
They want so desperately to set themselves apart from every other generation that they even boast about not knowing anything that came before them.
Ignorance is a badge of honor for these guys. They take pride in being Cletus the slack-jawed yokel.
But in the case of Alfred E. Neuman, I think these idiots are just feigning ignorance. In the same way high school jocks exaggerate their sexual conquests in order to look cool, these Leftists Millennials feel the need to exaggerate how little they know.
But, at the end of the day, Trump’s insult served its purpose.
Thanks to Leftist Millennials and their obsession with proving how stupid they are, Mayor Pete will be forever linked to Alfred E. Neuman – the same way Liz Warren will never shake the nickname Pocahontas (who, by the way died 342 years before Liz was born).
So thanks you clowns. With your clueless help, President Trump’s “Operation Label Buttigieg” is Mission Accomplished!
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