“The counter-culture as promoted by Rolling Stone has gone from ‘don’t trust anybody over 35’ to ‘don’t trust anybody with an IQ over 35.'” — Doug Powers
Once upon a time there was nothing America’s young men liked better than sloshing around with their ol’ ladies atop a sturdy waterbed, a stash bag of Maui Wowie within easy reach, Hendrix wailing on the stereo, and the latest issue of Rolling Stone folded open for the convenient culling of those annoying seeds and stems. Like Playboy, nobody ever actually read the Stone, but in those days, it had a certain utility nonetheless. Alas, waterbeds proved to be a leaky and passing fad, poor Jimi choked to death in a drugged-out stupor, and “Maui Wowie” is an antique sobriquet now heard only when the current President of the United States preens in front of his magic mirror. But the Stone keeps rolling along.
Unfortunately, Gonzo journalism of the Hunter Thompson variety, the kind that gave the Stone a thin veneer of demented relevance, died with its crazed originator. What the magazine now offers, besides interminable odes to the ossified music industry and ads for products created by the same capitalist system it nonchalantly besmirches, is the inane Pinko drivel of former Occupy agitator, Jesse Myerson.
The next time you wonder just how far to the left Rolling Stone magazine is, consider that in its first issue of the new year, it actually published an article calling for capitalism to be totally abolished in America and replaced with a socialist structure wherein people didn’t need to work, all assets were taken over by the government, and redistributed to the masses. (NewsBusters)
Well, everyone wants to go to Heaven, too, but no one wants to die. Jesse (whose last name should be James, considering the wholesale robbery he advocates) is right about one thing, however:
“The economy still blows.”
Instead of blaming America’s doldrums on his Mommy and Daddy (in whose comfortable, rent-free cellar he probably resides), however, or on those evil Wall Street financiers, Jesse might take a look at just who’s been in charge of two-thirds of the federal government for the last five years. But, unless you’re going green in Colorado — where no more is heard a discouraging word — don’t hold your breath.
- To Understand the Left, Read this Issue of Rolling Stone (Creators.com)
- The Lameness of Rolling Stone (First Things)
- Pot stocks hit highs too as Colorado legalizes marijuana (Yahoo News)