National scold, indeed…

I meant to comment on this, but the time got away from me…

Must we share in every random thought of Thomas Friedman? He has become a national scold, and his constant criticisms have become boring and predictable.

Yep, that’s pretty much the long and short of it. I actually thought Thomas Friedman was one of the better columnists at Pravda-on-Hudson once upon a time, but his scolding and lecturing tone got to the point that I just couldn’t take any more of it. He thinks he knows everything and isn’t afraid to shout it from the rooftops. As for Friedman’s adoration of so many things Chinese including the infrastructure, for some strange reason I am reminded of the old wives’ tale about the dictators making the trains run on time. I am not sure exactly why, though. It may be things like what happened in Tiananmen Square, or the Chinese government’s censorship of the Web, the one-child policy, just general stuff like that. And it deserves to be asked how much of China’s money’s going to things like debt service and entitlement spending. But of course you’ll never see Thomas Friedman asking questions like that. All he’ll do is just bitch and moan about how we’re supposedly doing things wrong in America.

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