Why Can’t Camille Paglia Be More Like Florence King?

Written by Marilyn Assenheim on August 22, 2013

About the end of masculinity:

Simply put, she thinks it is disgraceful bunk.

Ms. Paglia can be compared, in some ways, to one who came before her, the worthiest of worthies, the great Florence King. Like her, she is intelligent and she can (to a lesser degree) write. Like Florence King, she is honest, no-nonsense and completely unapologetic about her opinions. Like Ms. King, Paglia is an author. Like King, Paglia is an impenitent lesbian. Unfortunately, comparisons end there.

Florence King was, literally, a pistol-packing Conservative. Her column appeared weekly in The National Review. She was logical to a fault. Unlike Ms. King, however, Ms. Paglia proceeds from A to B to C and so on, right down the alphabet, until she reaches, perhaps, P. But then her trolley jumps the tracks. Her conclusions don’t advance, logically, to x. Instead, they wind up at an unfathomable 3,529,457. How can anyone as intelligent as Ms. Paglia keep missing the broad side of the barn right in front of her? How can she have conservative insights yet still support the insupportable?

The answer lies within an old saying “Never discuss religion or politics” in polite company. Being a Democrat is a religion. And, unfortunately, Ms. Paglia is an acolyte.

Image: Courtesy of http://www.c-spanvideo.org/camillepaglia

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident.

Marilyn Assenheim
Marilyn Assenheim was born and raised in New York City. She spent a career in healthcare management although she probably should have been a casting director. Or a cowboy. A serious devotee of history and politics, Marilyn currently lives in the NYC metropolitan area.