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Earlier this week, Glenn blogged about how “some people seem to want to talk politics instead of work, or to turn workplaces into political cliques“. More often than not, these “some people” are left-wingers, haranguing their co-workers and harassing anyone who dares offer a dissenting view to the workplace’s liberal orthodoxy.
My friend Charles Winecoff, whom when I first met him just a few months ago, seemed pretty tight-lipped about his experiences in a hostile Hollywood workplace, has since opened up, is now sharing those experiences with a wider audience on the increasingly indispensable BigHollywood blog:
And one thing I’ve noticed in the stifling PC smog of LA: the Obama generation doesn’t think twice about openly ridiculing folks who don’t follow in lockstep. They’re still acting like there’s a Texan in the White House. They can’t let go. They don’t want to. Because, like the believers of a certain 7th century ideology that’s made a big comeback in recent years, their objective is not, despite claims to the contrary, to coexist. To quote Obama advisor Valerie Jarrett, it’s “to rule.”
Instead of gossiping at the water cooler, today’s privileged jugend hover in packs around TV monitors to mock the usual suspects – poor old Sarah Palin, the Tea Partiers, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Miss California (chivalry is deader than dead). Together, they telegraph their warning to anyone who might disagree:don’t.
Why, I wonder (and ask yet again) why do these people make it incumbent upon themselves to pipe up whenever they can to express their hostility of everything right-of-center?
They readily describe Republicans as evil without quite understanding what Republicans believe or what “evil” is, as if everything that do not understand must necessarily be evil. They’ll turn the slightest exchange into a political harangue, eager to attack or otherwise malign those with a different point than they.
Charles offers a more witty and descriptive observation of this phenomenon than I ever could, so just read the whole thing, but his piece which I have since read through twice, having reviewed some portion multiple times, makes me wonder about the mind-set of the narrow-minded. And not just on the left.
What makes someone so obsessed about the objects he reviles, that he would bring it up at the slightest provocation? Before I was “out” as a conservative to some of my gay friends and acquaintances–and this during W’s first term, I would listen in (without commenting) when someone stray comment reminded them how horrible the then-President was.
What provoked that harangue, I wondered?
Is it just some need to vent and they assume that in targeting Republicans, they assume they’ll find a more positive response from their peers? It’s that old phenomenon from ancient religious tradition–scapegoating plain and simple, the new modus operandi of the Hollywood left–and their allies across the land.