Saturday, December 05, 2020

The clueless commentator summarised

I am not the sharpest knife in the drawer but my goodness there are some very uninformed people who make a career out of pretending to be clever. They only get away with it because they manage to sound smart to those who know even less than they do.

This meme from Twitter is par excellence, a brilliant internet culture pointed summary of 'cultural commentators' who grasp for easy answers in order to satisfy either their masters or their audience. I've not read much of Jean Calvin's 16th century Institutes (Wikipedia here) but he is often pointed at as a kind of pantomime villain by fashionable types who need a baddie.