This one is near the top, if not at the top. I am humbled.
Dear Ms. Barnhardt,
I discovered you only today. In my cursory observation I discovered you are fondly admired as well as vociferously ridiculed, and maybe a little despised?
I read a number of your articles/posts, and heard you on radio. I can’t think of any other way to describe my impression of you as that of a true enigma; the genuine article.
You are puzzlingly complex and unbearably frustrating yet completely interesting and fascinating. To think that Conrad Black, the disgraced “Lord” who, in his pre-con days, was a Steering Committee member of the Bilderberg Group, almost gushes over you, proves my point!
A lot of what you say does not at all line up with what I hold to be good and true, but I felt completely forced to write you and tell you that you are about the bravest, most stouthearted person I’ve ever listened to, as well as being one of the best creative writers ever.
All the best,
Let this be a lesson. No one respects or truly listens to what a politicking bootie-kisser has to say. “Playing to the crowd” is NOT leadership, and merits no genuine respect, nor should it.
No one understands this anymore, and just a few decades ago this was the defining quality of a genuine leader. I cannot see how Western Civilization has any hope of surviving much less recovering so long as leadership is conflated with popularity, and disingenuousness is held as a virtue.
As for me, despite the fanmail, I still aspire to janitorial work. Please, somebody, just let me clean something.