Conservative Wonderboy Grows Up, Embraces Obamacare and Philosophy

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    Conservative Wonderboy Grows Up, Embraces Obamacare and Philosophy





    Like so many teenagers, Jonathan Krohn says he cringes when he thinks of some of the deeply uncool things he said when he was 13. Unlike most teenagers, Krohn said those things on camera in a speech at the 2009 Conservative Political Action Conference, making him a YouTube sensation. Now? Krohn tells Politico's Patrick Gavin he's not a conservative anymore. He likes gay marriage and Obamacare. He's going to New York University in the fall. He name drops German philosophers. But his old fans can't accept that he's changed. "Come on, I was thirteen," he told Politico. "I was thirteen."


    Krohn explains his evolution to Gavin:

    "I think it was naive... It’s a 13-year-old kid saying stuff that he had heard for a long time...

    "One of the first things that changed was that I stopped being a social conservative... It just didn’t seem right to me anymore. From there, it branched into other issues, everything from health care to economic issues.… I think I’ve changed a lot, and it’s not because I’ve become a liberal from being a conservative — it’s just that I thought about it more. The issues are so complex, you can’t just go with some ideological mantra for each substantive issue."

    You have to feel for the kid a little bit. Not only were his ideas as a 13-year-old recorded permanently, but now his rejection of those ideas -- pretentious in the way that bright college freshman can be -- is also on the record, and Googlable, forever:

    "I started getting into philosophy — Nietzsche, Wittgenstein, Kant and lots of other German philosophers. And then into present philosophers — Saul Kripke, David Chalmers. It was really reading philosophy that didn’t have anything to do with politics that gave me a breather and made me realize that a lot of what I said was ideological blather that really wasn’t meaningful."
     
  3. Brass

    Brass

    An obviously intelligent kid who got a lot smarter.
     
  4. Proof that the mental disease known as conservatism can be cured .Gives me hope for the countrys future
     
  5. kid sounded like a know it all douchebag at 13, now that he is 17, id imagine he THINKS he knows everything there is to know about every single subject..... its no wonder he became a liberal.....
     
  6. Brass

    Brass

    Yes, but only if it's born of ignorance. As we well know from our extensive experience in P&R, stupid is forever.
     
  7. Ricter

    Ricter

    Naw, he probably just started looking at the data.

    Edit: and now he's shaken off mom and dad's indoctrination.
     
  8. Or he realised that once he turns 18 he is going to need to find a new tit to live off of......so he thought it was best to lay the ground work early, in order to make a smooth transition onto that government titty.....
     
  9. Ricter

    Ricter

    Granted. Because there are way too few jobs for young people. Because there is a big lack of effective demand at the consumer level. Because most of the money has ended up on one side of the sales counter.
     
  10. Now that he's all "grown up" at 17 he's a genius.
     
    #10     Jul 3, 2012