Damn you, James Kirkpatrick, that’s a good one!
We had one amusing Twitter exchange where he mocked the idea — put forward by another tweeter in my defense — that Mark Steyn was a fan of mine. I replied to Williamson that I had some very bad news for him. (And that news is shortly to get even worse…)
There ARE a lot of shiftless crackhead low IQ white trash folks in certain areas of the U.S. (Note for example that The Jerry Springer Show has just entered its 26th season, and COPS its 28th.) I grew up with similar people, and can attest to their reluctance to embrace education, training and even paid employment.
And “move to where the jobs are” would have been a self-evident “conservative” position up until about, apparently, the time Williamson said it, no?