Emmett Tyrrell

Today he seems crazed. He is grateful for DePrimo's kindness, but he is angry at the world. I sense a notion of entitlement. "I was put on YouTube," he says, "I was put on everything without permission. What do I get?" Perhaps he will get a media agent. Possibly he has been reading Paul Krugman's diatribes in the New York Times. He goes on, "This [his picture without shoes and with DePrimo looking on] went around the world, and I want a piece of the pie." That certainly sounds like a Krugman idea. I wonder if Krugman is going to help him with the pie. Could Hillman become a lecturer at Harvard State University Law School? Derelicts have lectured there before.

Recall back in the late 1980s when Joyce Brown, a homeless woman who was quite mad, was invited to Harvard State to give a lecture on homelessness. She came to a bad end, returning to the streets shortly thereafter, shouting obscenities at passersby, lurching into traffic, exposing herself. Her end was not edifying. At any rate, she was just part of a long parade of unfortunate wretches who have been invited to our nation's college campuses, starting with our leading college campuses, there to illustrate one or another of the weird desiderata of the left-wing's credo.

Hillman, as the beneficiary of endless state and federal largess, might well be memorialized in American history with a special designation. Call him "Obama Man." In Hillman's belief system and his lifestyle, he represents, roughly speaking, all that President Barack Obama has in mind for America. It is a citizenry basically beholding to government. And DePrimo, what will we call him? Call him the modern Good Samaritan, and tax him to death. He deserves it.


Emmett Tyrrell

R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr. is founder and editor in chief of The American Spectator and co-author of Madame Hillary: The Dark Road to the White House.
 
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