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My Nightmare and @Andria_XX’s Reality

Posted on | September 2, 2013 | 96 Comments

Sunday was spent with my wife and kids at her family reunion and, I don’t know, maybe I’m feeling deadline stress on this article about the Virginia gubernatorial campaign I’m supposed to be finishing up for the next print issue of The American Spectator.

Anyway, I woke up this morning after having a horrible nightmare about Miley Cyrus. It was a sex dream. This confirms my Calvinist belief in total human depravity, because anybody who would dream about sex with her is totally depraved.

Do I feel dirty? Sure, but that wasn’t actually the nightmare part.

In the dream, I woke up and Miley was gone, so I stumbled outside half-dressed and there was some kind of deal about her cell phone being lost. Then I started walking toward a restaurant. (Don’t ask why; dreams don’t work that way). On my way to the restaurant, I encountered Miley who was headed back in the other direction. I told her I would find her cell phone and she yelled back that I had better find her Aerosmith tickets, too. (Don’t ask why Miley Cyrus would need tickets to get into an Aerosmith concert; dreams don’t work that way.) So I got to the restaurant, where they had both the phone and the tickets at the front desk, but then the police showed up, and the media, too.

That’s when I woke up, just as it turned into a catastrophic scandal.

Like I say, I attribute this nightmare to deadline stress, rather than to any secret lust for Miley Cyrus, but thank God, it was just a dream.

Not so much for @Andria_XX, the feminist whose reaction to criticism of Miley Cyrus’s VMA performance introduced the world to the word “heteropatriarchal.” Andria has an “Honors BA in Social Justice and Peace Studies” and has nearly completed her Master’s degree in Gender Studies, yet finds herself applying for hotel clerk jobs: “My degrees mean NOTHING. I am at the end of my rope.“

Andria’s plight went viral over the weekend — not in a good way.

My observation that being “an advanced student of useless ideology doesn’t result in meaningful employment” got linked all over the place, including Instapundit and a sidebar headline at Ace of Spades, and Vox Day made a point I hadn’t even considered:

She’s very lucky the service industry will consider hiring anyone with a pulse, because any employer looking at those degrees has to knows she is a walking, talking, sexual harassment and/or discrimination lawsuit waiting to happen.
In fact, a Gender Studies degree actually has negative value, given that credentialed feminists are considerably more likely to cause disruption in the workplace.

Exactly: Outside of academia, non-profit activism or certain government jobs, no employer in his right mind would hire someone whose educational credentials identify them as an adherent of radical ideology. Better to major in Esperanto literature, really, than to advertise yourself as one of the Permanently Aggrieved.

Reaction ranged from Captain Capitalism’s embittered schadenfreude (don’t let your hate own you), to Pete Da Tech Guy’s merciful hope for Andria’s redemption (a hope perhaps too fond). But the genuinely horrifying revelation was when David Thompson linked to one of Andria’s Tweets that I had hitherto overlooked:

@Andria_XX‘s plight is kinda like my Miley Cyrus nightmare, a catastrophic scandal exposing a shameful truth. Imagine the moment you realize that your education was not merely a waste of time, but a crippling burden that will haunt you the rest of your life.

Somebody should write a book about that, eh?

 

 

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Comments

  • concern00

    She could seek a rich lesbian parter and manufacture kids to order. It fits perfectly with the whole progressive agenda; she is academically qualified as a lesbian feminist and importantly it avoids the whole heteropatriarchal trap. Wins all around.

  • La Pucelle

    Ace was right that she has some natural talent, but to use the Left’s own fond way of dismissal, her paintings are “derivative”.

    I mean, greeting card art is a lucrative business and makes decent money, but leftist “artistes” seem to disdain commercial art. Or, at least they do in the abstract.

  • http://thecampofthesaints.org Bob Belvedere

    She’ll be partnering for a wallet, not a man.
    There, DaveO, FTFY.

  • http://thecampofthesaints.org Bob Belvedere

    Taking any new meds? Lyrica has caused me to have some really wacked-out dreams.

  • http://thecampofthesaints.org Bob Belvedere

    Or they might have just ended-up being nice and decent people, but both have made themselves slaves to Nihilism. There is, one might say, a ‘joyful’ destructiveness in their actions.

  • http://thecampofthesaints.org Bob Belvedere

    Nobody expects The Conservative Inquisition!

  • http://thecampofthesaints.org Bob Belvedere

    ‘Messing up The West’.

  • Dianna Deeley

    How do you hold the cat still while applying the paint?

    ///////

    I apologize. I have been cleaning house, and I am tired and silly.

  • Dianna Deeley

    Are we sure about that? I mean, has anyone ever bought one of her paintings? It’s the sort of thing I generally see at those community art shows, and go all glassy-eyed regarding, and scurry off before I do something reprehensible.

    Though I do see such paintings taken down and handed to people.

    There is no accounting for taste.

  • http://thecampofthesaints.org Bob Belvedere

    I agree, MT, but one quibble, if I may:

    I think the term, in this case, should be ‘Dupes’. I like J.E. Hoover’s defintion of of one:

    a person who is obviously not a Communist or a potential Communist but whose views serve to enable Communists. Examples are a prominent religious leader calling for pacifism or a prominent jurist opposing red-baiting tactics on civil liberty grounds.

    A Useful Idiot, in my book, is someone on the Right who is so stupid that they allow the Left to use them [ex: Cryin’ John Boehner].

    The Dupe has sniffed too many unicorn farts, whereas the Useful Idiot is a Moron.

  • http://thecampofthesaints.org Bob Belvedere
  • Jeanette Victoria

    Ha!I laughed

  • http://thecampofthesaints.org Bob Belvedere
  • Steve Skubinna

    She lives, as she was so careful to point out to us, in DuPont Circle. She walked away from a career as a lawyer (no idea how lucrative it was) to paint full time. She has an on-again-off-again “elusive” EMT/musician/environmentalist boyfriend.

    She gives off more than a whiff of spoiled trust fund baby.

  • Steve Skubinna

    You have the cat sniff thinner for a few minutes and it becomes very docile and passive.

  • Steve Skubinna

    Just so long as they didn’t try medical research – Meghan McCain’s got the cancer cure sewn up.

  • DaveO

    Thank you!

  • La Pucelle

    No idea, really. It looks to be the kind of art New Age-y types buy to hang in their living rooms, or what you find on blank greeting cards at Target.

  • http://deadrepublicanparty.wordpress.com/ rmnixondeceased

    Teeny-tiny shackles and a taser, of course!

  • http://deadrepublicanparty.wordpress.com/ rmnixondeceased

    🙂

  • Dianna Deeley

    Gentlemen, I like cats. Please go easy on my sensibilities!

  • M. Thompson

    Eh, that’s a bit pedantic for the internet, but I see your point

    And, wait a sec, I’m getting a text here. It’s from a pot, and it’s asking me about color.

  • M. Thompson

    Anyone handy with a turkey baster?

  • Rosalie

    Okay. I’ll look for the good. At least she didn’t vote for Obama.

  • http://deadrepublicanparty.wordpress.com/ rmnixondeceased

    I like cats too. In sweet and sour sauce with chunks of pineapple over rice.

  • concern00

    To think that the role of a man and father has been reduced to a common kitchen utensil.

  • DavidD

    I always thought one should find a career that looked interesting and then pursue education in that area; instead, I could’ve majored in something that has no career prospects. Who knew?

  • bet0001970

    McCain, you realize your own commentors have been making the same point that Vox Day made from the moment you first reported on this woman?

    Just sayin’.

  • Durasim

    Why settle for a turkey baster when they can have an applicator that looks like Jodie Foster’s knuckles?

  • M. Thompson

    That is not the image I wanted before bed!

  • cathy koch

    This is great! This is exactly what the free enterprise system is supposed to do. When someone is not fit (dumb as a post in this case) they will not reproduce! Brilliant!

  • http://thecampofthesaints.org Bob Belvedere

    As for Mzzz. Cyrus: I wouldn’t hit that – even if ya paid me, even if it was 0145 at the bar, even if she was the last female on Earth, etc…

  • Quartermaster

    I just wished he hadn’t used that pic. That’s enough to cause nightmares. It’s no wonder RSM is having the nightmares he is.

  • Quartermaster

    Better than herding cats for EDS.

  • Quartermaster

    It would take something far stronger than Bourbon to make that look good.

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  • http://thecampofthesaints.org Bob Belvedere

    Son, there are some things even bourbon can’t fix.

  • Quartermaster

    There’s not enough alcohol in all Christendom that would fix that.