[Brooks would] be so certain that everyone was enraptured with his Big Thoughts when instead everyone was plotting how to get to the kitchen, smash open a wine bottle, and open their wrists so they didn’t have to listen to him any longer.NO NO NO NO NO! NO!! As long as you chicken-butt middle-class liberals are more willing to hurt yourselves rather than those hurting you, you are fucked. If a babbling idiot makes you want to slit your wrists, the correct reaction is to get that bottle & beat the babbler about the head until he shuts his festering gob. Then stuff a nice linen dinner-party napkin in his effing mouth so he can't start again the bullshit again (if he wakes up).
SHORTER: Stop turning your anger on yourselves, cowards. Strike at those who anger you!