2015 as seen on the Official Network of the American Left:
So, after three posts of looking back at 2015, it’s time to look ahead a bit. So, here’s a handful of can’t miss predictions:
The shrieking harpy in this video was upset because the gentleman in the video sent an email in which he expressed an opinion that it really wasn’t the university’s business to regulate how students should dress up for Halloween.
2015 was the year every college campus (seemingly) became Berkeley. College students at the University of Missouri threw a massive hissy fit (led by the privileged black son of a millionaire father) because they didn’t think their solidly-left-wing president expressed sufficient solidarity with students upset over racial incidents of dubious providence occurring on or near campus. Students at Oberlin College in Ohio threw an end year tantrum because cafeteria food was servedin a manner deemed insufficiently culturally sensitive.
In Baltimore, #BlackLivesMatter activists (and the people they claim to represent) burned out their own neighborhoods and killed each other some 343 times so far in order to teach the White Power Structure a lesson; the White Power Structure in this case being a city run by a black mayor, a majority black city council and a majority black police force led by a black police chief. Activists in Oakland CA and Ferguson MO made their feelings known in a similar matter. Other activists took on the white power structure by shutting down shopping malls and highways and by staring at white liberals eating Sunday brunch.
Viewers of the entertainment industry’s annual Orgy of Self-Celebration And Repugnant Smugness (OSCARS) were treated to the spectacle of a millionaire actress whining about income inequality. Another mentally ill feminist spent two years dragging a mattress around a college campus because university officials refused to prosecute a boy for refusing her sexual advances after accepting her sexual advances. In Oregon, a student was allegedly banned from campus because he resembled a boy a mentally ill feminist had had an unhappy sexual encounter with.
Other feminists showed their outrage at being objectified as sexual objects by joining in Slut-Walks and parading around half-naked.
There was also the Mohammedan woman who became a hero to the cry-bully left when she threw a tantrum because a flight attendant didn’t give her a full can of soda (which nobody gets in the Age of the Flying Cattle Car).
Black activists, spoiled college brats, and feminists were joined in 2015 by science fiction writers… of all people. The Hugo awards were effectively sabotaged by Social Justice Warriors, who decided if awards couldn’t be given on the basis of Victim-Group Identity, they would rather give no awards at all.
And it wasn’t all on the social justice left. Some of the most epic tantrums came from the Republican Establishment as they realized their plans for a Bush sequel were being shot down by vulgarian with a ridiculous hairdo.
The really scary part of this is look at the video again. The target of that deranged woman was forced to resign. Also, the president of the University of Missouri was forced to resign. And Oberlin officials apologized for serving ethnic food in a culturally insensitive manner and promised to do better in the future. The tantrum-throwers are winning. So, it’s only going to get worse.
Bullies are people who delight in using a position of power to inflict suffering on people with little or no power. As the progressive left accumulated unprecedented power in the Obama Era, they have demonstrated themselves to be peerless bullies.
The Progressive Left dominates the judiciary, the media, and nearly all Government bureaucracies. As such, they were able to force the public to accept gay marriage as a matter of law. The gay left had previously claimed that all they wanted was ‘Equality,’ defined as state recognition of gay relationships as marriages. As it turned out, achieving this goal was not enough. Those who did not support gay marriage had to be punished, had to be forced to acknowledge the greatness of the gay left; whether it was a Silicon Valley Executive who donated to a group supporting traditional marriage, or a mom and pop bakery who declined to participate in a gay wedding. The gay left used their control of the courts, the media, and some government agencies to punish their defeated opponents. They became bullies.
The path from “victim” to bully was even shorter for the sexually dysphoric. Refusing to believe that a human being with a penis is a brave and stunning woman brought down the wrath of the gender-bullies. By the end of the year, the city of New York announced a plan to inflict fines of tens of thousands of dollars on those who offended the sexually dysphoric by not using their preferred made-up pronoun or in any other way offending their self-proclaimed “gender identity.”
2015 also brought the rise of the ‘Cry-Bully.’ The Cry-Bully is a product of what happens when a spoiled and coddled generation of ‘Special Snowflakes’ is incubated in a college environment where victimhood is prized above all else. Above all else, cry-bullies seek the power to deny Free Speech to those who would disagree with them, claiming that such words and opinions are traumatizing to them. Their inability to deal with mere words is to be seen not as neurosis or weakness, but as something ennobling.
As 2015 closes, the front-running candidates for both the Democrats and the Republicans could be described as bullies. Hillary Clinton has a long history of treating underlings, critics, and her husband’s women with abuse and contempt, and her position of power within the Democrat Party has enabled her to construct a primary process that amounts to an anointment. Jeb Bush thought his network of cronies and power players would assure him a walk to the Republican nomination. Instead, he ran into a more traditional type of bully, Donald Trump. To a segment of the Republican Party dispirited and demoralized by their party leadership’s consistent knuckling under to Democrat bullying; Trump’s swagger and insults make some people feel like they are on the other side of the power equation for once. After decades of ‘Go Along to Get Along,’ it can be hard to blame them?
In politics, there are all kinds of lies. For example, there are campaign promises. Like when the Republicans promised that if they won the House and the Senate, they would use their power to reverse, halt, or at least put a few speed bumps in front of Barack Obama’s Transformational Agenda. Those lies have a specific purpose (to get elected) and an expiration date (the 2nd Wednesday in November of election years).
Then there are the lies politicians tell in order to hide their criminal activities. Hillary Clinton’s constantly shifting “explanations” about her email server fall into this category. The point of these lies is to drag out a story until she can say, “Why are we still talking about that? Can’t we move on?”
Then, there is the Big Lie. The Big Lie isn’t about an individual politician, or even a party. The purpose of the Big Lie is to advance a massive social agenda… a Fundamental Transformation of a Nation… for example.
In 2015, the Democratic Party and its Media Operation collaborated on an unprecdented scale to advance a number of Big Lies in order to advance a sweeping socio-political agenda. Just to name a few:
The Big Lie of ‘Rape Culture’ – In order to advance the Feminist Transformation, there was a huge push to advance a Narrative that all universities and colleges were essentially Rape Zones where privileged white males raped women at will with no consequences. This lie was advanced by Rolling Stone’s discredited Virginia Tech Gang Rape story, by the completely discredited claim that 1 in 5 college women are raped, and by lying drama queens like Emma “Mattress Girl” Sulkowicz and Lena Dunham. The left advanced this Big Lie in order to advance a comprehensive feminist indoctrination agenda beginning in kindergarten, to shut down criticisms of the radical feminist agenda, and, of course, to label political opponents of the radical feminist agenda as anti-woman. Also, the Rape Culture myth requires universities to create phony-baloney jobs for otherwise unemployable ‘Womyn’s Studies’ majors.
Another Big Lie that dominated the culture was the narrative of ‘Racist Cops Gunning Down Innocent Black Men with Impunity.’ This is a useful Big Lie to an administration that seeks to radically alter American society. It advances the myth that the only reason some people don’t achieve as much as other people is because of racism, and the only way to solve that problem is for a massive, all-powerful Government to redistribute wealth from those who have it to those who have been denied it because of racism. This Big Lie was promulgated through the ‘Hands Up, Don’t Shoot’ myth after the shooting of violent, drug-addled thug Michael Brown and fueled the rise of the violent hate group ‘Black Lives Matter.’ It also allows racial con artists like Shaun King, Ta-Nehisi Coates and DeRay McKesson to become rich.
In pursuit of the leftist agenda to prohibit the private ownership of firearms, the Democrat Media Complex (DMC) has promulgated a mythology worthy of the Church of Scientology. The anti-gun left falsely claimed that mass shootings were a daily occurrence in the USA. Democrat politicians at the highest level repeat the discredited myths such as that gun manufacturers are uniquely immune from liability laws or that 40% of gun sales occur without a background check. The policies intended to be advanced by this mythology have nothing to do with stopping the criminal use of firearms, and everything to do with inhibiting the lawful ownership of firearms by law-abiding citizens. The Democrat Party has rallied to the cause of suspending Due Process and using a secret Government List to deny citizens the Right to Self-Defense, along with other laws that have repeatedly been shown to have no effect on the criminal abuse of firearms.
And, of course, there is the Mother of All Big Lies: Global Warming Caused by Capitalism Is Going to Burn Up the Whole World Unless Liberty and Free Markets Are Subjugated Under Global Totalitarian Socialism.
To me, those were the Big Lies of 2015, but I guess you could also throw in Bernie Sanders’s entire socialist economic scheme as well. The Big Lie that socialism in the USA would be Sweden and not Venezuela may be the Big Lie of 2016. It depends on what politically useful narrative the DMC needs to advance.
Christmas is another occasion to remind ourselves, Progressive Leftists are miserable bastards and they want you to be miserable, too.
As for me, I will be happy to spend Christmas with that family that some deranged commenters think loathe and hate me. I hope the GayPatriot roundtable will also be spending Christmas with the families that leftists think hate and despise them as well.
Megan Clara spent the last year starring in porn movies so she could afford everything on her 5-year-old son Ashton’s Christmas list. The 20-year-old UK resident says she was devastated last holiday season when Ashton complained he didn’t have the same expensive presents as his friends.
“Ashton has wanted a bike for over three years and I’ve finally been able to make his dream come true. It’s an amazing feeling. The only downside is that he now bribes me into buying him toys for being well-behaved,” she said.
There is so much ruin in this story I don’t know where to begin. Commercialized sex – check. Empty materialism – check. Passing on those values to the next generation – check. Defending all of these bad choices – check.
If a Conservative publication published a cartoon depicting Obama’s children as monkeys, the Washington Post would probably be pretty outraged about that. On the other hand, a cartoon depicting Republican Ted Cruz’s children as monkeys… completely okay.
Can I just add something else? That cartoon is incredibly lame. There’s no humor, no irony, no cleverness. Just a hack cartoonist depicting the children of someone she disagrees with as monkeys. Is this what passes for insightful commentary at the Washington Post?
Donald Trump’s suggestion that Muslim immigration be temporarily suspended while we improve our immigration controls and terror screenings has been — like most other common sense suggestions these days — met with howls of outrage. Both sides of the Washington Uniparty have denounced the idea of controlling who can enter our country as an unconscionable assault on the rights of Muslims by hate-filled bigots. It has reached the point where a highly compensated Republican consultant has suggested that Trump should be shot in the head for suggesting such an outrageous thing.
A reasonable suggestion about better protecting our country from terror threats is treated like the ravings of mad man. A temper tantrum by spoiled brats that serving Sushi and General Tso’s chicken in a college cafeteria is an offensive “cultural appropriation” is treated like a reasonable and legitimate thing.
There is historical precedent for this.
Some thirty-odd years ago, not much was known about HIV and AIDS, except that it was deadly and it was spread through sexual contact. Some suggested that a reasonable, common sense precaution that might save lives would be to close the bath houses where gay men hooked up with strangers for unsafe anonymous sex. This was also decried by the politically correct left as an unconscionable assault on gay men by hate-filled bigots.
Ideology in 1983 demanded that AIDS had absolutely nothing to do with gay sex. Ideology in 2015 demands that Terrorism has absolutely nothing to do with Mohammedism.
Those who don’t study history are doomed to repeat it. Those who do study history are doomed to watch in horror while those who didn’t repeat it.
The Obama Administration has an uncanny knack for making everything they touch worse. For the domestic political advantage of gaining money from LGBT’s in the United States, the Obama Administration has made gay rights the primary focus of its foreign policy. The result of their meddling and public hectoring has been a push-back in the form of new anti-gay laws around the world.
Anti-gay sentiments are widespread across Africa. Same-sex relations remain illegal in most nations, the legacy of colonial laws that had been largely forgotten until the West’s push to repeal them in recent years.
Fierce opposition has come from African governments and private organizations, which accuse the United States of cultural imperialism. Pressing gay rights on an unwilling continent, they say, is the latest attempt by Western nations to impose their values on Africa.
“In the same way that we don’t try to impose our culture on anyone, we also expect that people should respect our culture in return,” said Theresa Okafor, a Nigerian active in lobbying against gay rights.
Americans really don’t care for having a Government forcing its moral viewpoint down their throats. Other countries don’t much care for it either. But at least American liberals get to sanctimoniously praise themselves for all the awareness they’re raising.
Also, Islamic countries like Iran are spared Obama’s lectures on gay rights because… well, you figure that one out.
Hat Tip: A Guy Who Used to Comment Here