I’m not one of those people who gets encouraged when a leftist begins to question their deranged hive mind. I don’t expect an article here and there to be any indication that progressive leftists are ready — en masse — to come to their senses and begin behaving like rational, reasonable people. So, I’m taking this article as an outlier, not a harbinger.
Progressives used to be able to handle dissent. The Democrats were the party of free speech and free thought. No more. Among far too many leftists, if you disagree, you are wrong. And if you are wrong, you are bad, and if you are bad, you are trash.
This is a shame, and not just because I’m sick of getting angry e-mails. It’s a shame because this call-out culture prevents people from actually speaking their minds, because they are too scared of being unfriended, unfollowed, blocked, shunned, or dismissed as simply trash. But we shouldn’t be shutting opinions we disagree with down; we should be seeking them out. You don’t learn much if everyone around you believes—or professes to believe—the exact same thing as you do, and if we don’t expose ourselves to a diversity of opinions, we are never going to get out our self-imposed echo chambers.
Leftists don’t want to leave their echo chambers. They just want to make the whole world an echo chamber by silencing alternative opinions.
In the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, all Republicans voted for Grenell and all Democrats voted against him, so this is not the case where Republicans are blocking the nomination of a gay man because of cultural or religious objections, he said.
Rather it is the Democrats, who are abandoning their support of equality with their opposition to a highly-qualified nominee to one of the country’s most important diplomatic posts–keeping it vacant for more than a year, he said.
I am told an old drunken, washed up, politician read from a book at some music award thingy last night. Do I have that right?
Also, a group of ultra-privileged multi-multi-millionaires who live in gated communities patrolled by armed guards to keep the riff-raff out… are planning to hold a “People’s State of the Union” to protest the President.
The official Democrat response to the SOTU will be given by Joe Kennedy, nephew of the drowner. He’s described as a “rising star” in the Democrat Party. Because nothing says “healthy, vibrant democracy” like a permanent, hereditary ruling class.
For the first time in years, LGBT Americans have lost support among non-LGBT Americans.
A new survey commissioned by the LGBT media-advocacy group GLAAD and conducted by The Harris Poll found that fewer non-LGBT adults reported being comfortable with their LGBT peers than in previous years.
I wonder why.
Actually I don’t.
A paedophile, (I’m sorry… “undocumented friend to children”) charged with molesting three little girls says, “Hey, I’m a nine-year old trapped in a grown-up man’s body. So, it’s cool, right?”
A Chicago man accused of sexually assaulting two six-year-olds and an eight-year-old on repeated occasions, told police officers that he’s really “a 9-year-old trapped in an adult’s body,” prosecutors revealed on Wednesday.
Thirty-eight-year-old Joseph Roman is charged with repeated predatory criminal sexual assault. The numerous attacks began in 2015 and continued until earlier this month.
Following the rules of Political Correctness, we have to accept his self-proclaimed identity and treat him accordingly.
The left has set the standard that whatever anybody says they are, that’s what we have to believe they are. If you’ve got a hairy back and a hangin’ sack but proclaim that you’re a female, everybody is obligated to salute and say, “Yes, ma’am!” If you were born in Mexico, snuck over the border in the middle of the night, fly Mexican flags from the back of your pick-up, and insist, “Soy Norteamericano,” everyone is obligated to say, “Claro! Aquí está su registro de votante y su tarjeta EBT.”
There is always an exception to every PC rule, and the exception is always Mohammedans. If a devout, mosque-going Mohammedan kills a bunch of people while shouting “Allahu Akhbar!” and proclaims that he did in the name of Islam… Then… and only then… are you allowed to say, “He’s not actually a Muslim.”
CNN Headline: “Cuckolding Can Be Positive for Some Couples, Study Says”
I have to think this is driven because the alt-right has made “Cuck” a slur against feckless politicians. So, naturally, the left has decided to come out and say that being a cuck is a good thing. Or as horrible human being Dan Savage puts it:
[T]he emotions surrounding seeing your partner with someone else can add to the turn-on, explained Savage. “It’s not cuckolding if there isn’t an element of humiliation, degradation or denial,” he said. “Our erotic imaginations have the ability to turn shame lemons into delicious kink lemonade.“
A neighborhood in Oslo, Norway, has been taken over by Mohammedan migrants and is no longer safe for gays, Jews, women, non-Mohammedans, or insufficiently-observant Mohammedans.
In 2015, sociologist Halvor Fosli published Fremmed i eget land (A Stranger in One’s Own Country), a book based on interviews with 20 ethnic Norwegian residents of Groruddalen. Fosli deliberately chose people who had some level of involvement in their communities—those who had kids in school, for example, or who sat on their co-op boards. What was it like, he asked them, to become a minority in one’s own corner of the world? Their answers were disturbing. Non-Muslim boys in secondary school were leery of coming into the crosshairs of Muslim gangs—but they couldn’t be sure what to avoid doing or saying, because Muslim classmates judged their conduct according to a set of codes entirely alien to Norwegian society. As for non-Muslim girls and women, simply going outside alone—to the mall, for instance—earned them the angry stares of long-bearded Muslim men who believed that they should not leave their homes unescorted by males and with their heads uncovered. Jews had it especially tough. Gays? Forget it. In short, a place where people had once lived without fear and treated one another with respect and friendliness had become charged with tension, dread, and bigotry—not anti-Muslim bigotry, mind you, but anti-Norwegian bigotry.
… Yet politicians and journalists continue to paint it as a paradise of integration and multicultural enrichment.
Du bør lese alt av det. (Read the whole thing.)
You have read, of course, about Senator Susan Collins instituting the rule that only the person holding the talking stick in her meetings is allowed to talk; because apparently members of the United States Senate cannot be relied upon to comport themselves like adults.
Collins wouldn’t let any senator in the room talk unless they were holding a “talking stick” — which one aide later said was a Maasai leadership stick that Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) gave Collins a few years ago. At one point, Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee forcefully tossed the stick toward Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia after Warner interrupted him, nearly shattering a glass elephant belonging to Collins
Perhaps a conch shell would have been more appropriate.
Of course, we already knew the senate was nothing more than spoiled children after Senator Cory Booker’s unhinged hissy-hit last week. Somebody get the senator his nook and a fresh nappy.