According to the Praetorian Media, the #BringBackOurGirls hashtag diplomacy was a smashing success and a testament to the brilliance of the Obama Administration. They have made this totally unbiased determination on the basis that… millions of people in North America, Europe, and Africa used the #BringBackOurGirls hashtag on Twitter.
See? It totally worked, you guys.
“But the girls haven’t been brought back,” you say. “But Boko Haram (not a terrorist organization according to Hillary Clinton’s State Department) is still running amok and killing people,” you said. You insist on using the conservative, racist, heteronormative, intolerant, cisgendered, patriarchal, capitalist, extremists standard that a strategy has to accomplish something material in order to be a success.
By that standard, you probably think Obamacare is a failure just because it hasn’t lowered health care costs, expanded consumer choice, or insured all the people who were uninsured, but instead has made things worse across the board.
That’s because you, bigot, don’t understand how success is supposed to be measured. “Accomplishments” just make people who don’t have accomplishments feel bad. The only real measure of success, in ProgressiveWorld, is getting large numbers of people to nod along with you; or very, very small numbers provided they are the right people.
Even if all the girls were beheaded the next day and their bodies tossed in a ditch, the left could still claim success because “that #hashtag sold, dammit!”