"Bubbles in history have not been cases of irrational exuberance. They have been cases of exuberant irrationality," blustered Barney Frank back in December of 2006 on the eve of his becoming Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee. A few flips and flops later, attempting to avoid taking responsibility for a national financial crisis largely precipitated by his and Chris Dodd's Fannie Mae and Freddie Mack con game, he faces a serious challenge from prospective citizen lawmaker Sean Bielat, not to mention14-year-old Adobe Flash CS3 Professional master of the universe Eli Bock of Newton, Massachusetts. For a hoot and a glimpse of the future — he's promulgated his totally awesome take on the current state of politics in his district for the immediate Newton North High community and the world beyond via Facebook and YouTube — see Eli's animation above and more below.
"I believe in retiring Barney Frank," says Eli Bock, the 14-year-old high school student from Barney Frank stronghold Newton, Massachusetts who's gumming up the works for the unwanted occupant of the People's Seat of Massachusetts District 4 with his brilliant animated take on the Brown Revolution, "Barney Frank Takes Us for a Ride. Sean Bielat, "The Marine Who Has Barney Frank Worried," is the challenger, and Eli Bock takes his cue from the man, using Frank's own words to skewer him.
In phone interviews this afternoon with the young man and his father — a fellow red stater behind enemy lines here in deep-blue Taxachusetts — we got a few facts on the ground about something we already knew: The Gramscian march through the institutions is alive and well in the Greater Boston suburbs. One anecdote from Eli's dad stands for the whole:
An in-class movie presented to Eli and his fellow students in physics class was a true believin' greenie's propaganda piece about those darned human beings. The topic at hand was diapers. Cloth? Bad for the environment 'cause you had to wash 'em with those pollutin' detergents. Plastic ones? Pollutin' the landfills. Solution? Don't have kids. [It called to mind the unspeakable totalitarianesque Climate-Change Propaganda of the 10-10 mini-movie "No Pressure"] This is what a ninth-grade teacher in one of the nation's top public schools is indoctrinating the kids with tahday. No wonder home schooling is enjoying an upsurge.
Update: Michelle Malkin Buzzworthy link!