Former conservative child prodigy Jonathan Krohn has responded to the intense criticism directed at him after he changed his mind and decided he’s liberal, and I’m still laughing.
But then, earlier this week, Politico released an interview in which I announced I wasn’t a conservative anymore — and the proverbial crap hit the fan. Since then, I have been treated by the political right with all the maturity of schoolyard bullies. The Daily Caller, for instance, wrote three articles about my shift, topping it off with an opinion piece in which they stated that I deserved criticism because I wear “thick-rimmed glasses” and I like Ludwig Wittgenstein. Why don’t they just call me “four-eyes”? These are not adults leveling serious criticism; these are scorned right-wingers showing all the maturity of a little boy. No wonder I fit in so well when I was 13.
I haven’t checked, but if Rush Limbaugh or Tucker Carlson referred to Krohn as “four-eyes,” or said that someone should give him a wedgie sometime over the past week, I wouldn’t be surprised. Frat boy humor is their forte.