A gay male figure skater (but I repeat myself) is throwing a little hissy fit because VP Mike Pence will be part of the US delegation to the Winter Olympics. Mainly because… well… mainly because he’s too stupid to know anything about Mike Pence but has been told by his handlers that using his Olympic platform to make an anti-Republican political statement will win him accolades in the Democrat Media Complex. Which is exactly what happened.
The TL;DR version of this article is that “liberals” (in the Progressive-Left sense, not in the Classical Sense) consider their progressivism to be a defining feature of their social identity.
This phenomenon is exacerbated by two related factors. First, liberals are generally dysfunctional, vice-ridden people who embrace what we call liberalism because its underlying relativism and nihilism help them justify their sins. (They become the arbiters of their own “values.” “Everything is gray, a matter of perspective. I have my own ‘truth.'”) Simultaneously, liberalism allows these virtue-bereft people to virtue-signal by paying homage to the day’s fashionable values. In other words, liberals are generally morally “unaccomplished” people who often have nothing to cling to but the illusion of intellectual, and often moral, superiority.
You know who else derives their identity from group affiliation and obsess over fitting in with their clique? Teenage girls and a whole lot of gay men. We talk about gay people who let being ghey define everything about them; the clothes they wear, the neighborhoods they live in, the movies and TV they watch. “Liberals” are like that, too. The group defines their tastes and attitudes for them, and they accept it in exchange for membership in the group.
The Democrat Media Complex is very much aware not only that their followers treat their progressivism as a personal identity, but also that because they do, it effectively immunizes the party against the failures of its policies. The identification of Democrats with liberalism is so strong they will deny the failure rather than compromise their identity. (Consider the leftists claiming that Venezuela, Cuba, and Zimbabwe are not failures of socialism; they failed because their leaders weren’t pure enough. Consider the leftists who blame Chicago’s gun violence on Republicans in Indiana.) It also is why they have constantly and childishly denigrate the right; both to maintain their fragile sense of superiority and to discourage their weak-minded followers from considering alternatives.
Part of the left’s psychological warfare is to ostracize and vilify women like Laura Ingraham, Sarah Huckabee, and Dana Loesch as well as gay men like Chad Felix Greene as an example to others who might step out of line. Likewise, “liberals” must constantly vilify all those who are not “of the body” in order to validate their membership in the “popular group.”
Hence anything that questions, criticizes, or presents an alternative to leftist policies is seen not as a different perspective, but as a personal attack. Declining to bake a wedding cake is thus an intolerable act of “violence” against an LGBT’s sense of self-esteem and must be punished severely.
We look at conservatism as a set of pragmatic policies that have been proven to work over time. It’s not our identity, it’s a set of things we believe. In that same vein, we don’t look at same-sex attraction as our sole defining social characteristic nor derive our identities from it. Left-wing gays do, and because they have not been reasoned into this belief, it is impossible to reason them out of it.
My opinion on Wedding Cake Fascism has been abundantly clear; in line with my libertarian principles and the Non-Aggression Principle, I don’t believe the Government has any right to force any business to sell to any customer they don’t want to. Full Stop.
Nevertheless, oral arguments at the Supreme Court happened yesterday. I’m pretty sure it will come down to 5-4 ruling in favor of Wedding Cake Fascism because Old Man Kennedy — who found a right to “dignity” in the Constitution to make gay marriage the law of the land — will find that “dignity” requires forcing Christians to bake cake for gay weddings (but not Mohammedans to transport leader dogs for blind people).
There were some interesting (interesting being a euphemism for horrifying) comments made by the wedding cake fascist side, including this one:
Chief Justice Roberts: “So Catholic Legal Services would be put to the choice of either not providing any pro bono legal services or providing those services in connection with the same-sex marriage?”
Colorado lawyer: “Yes”
Justice Sonia Sotomayor, who is perhaps the dumbest person to ever sit on the Supreme Court, had this to say after the baker’s lawyer said people shouldn’t be forced into expressive activities that support gay marriage: “Then don’t participate in weddings!”
Get it? The wedding cake fascists are arguing that if you engage in business, you forfeit any right to choose who you do business with. And if you don’t want to do business with certain people, you shouldn’t start a business. It’s analogous to saying you forfeit your 3rd Amendment rights by owning a house. (If you don’t want to quarter troops, don’t own a house.) If you don’t want your property searched without a warrant, just don’t have property.
I am pretty much done with this topic. I wouldn’t even have said anything were it not for the very scary and fascistic assertions made by Sotomayor and the Colorado lawyer at the SCOTUS. Anyway, CFG wrote a piece about it, but it’s nothing I haven’t said already: Why I Don’t Want to Force Anybody to Bake a Cake for My Gay Wedding.
Also, Matt Walsh has been commenting on what a nasty pair of vindictive little bitches are the gay couple who started this lawsuit. I think he’s right, they do seem bitter and self-loathing. People who respect themselves and are self-validating don’t need to have the state bully people for not liking them.
Lefties have been swarming on Sarah Huckabee Sanders. The most famous comment, which you have probably heard, was a Daily Beast writer calling her “Butch queen first time in drags at ball” – but there have been many others. And no mainstream voices have yet objected.
It reminds me of 2016 when Azealia Banks gave a detailed call for Sarah Palin to be gang-raped – and left-leaning Twitter did nothing to Banks, despite her clear violation of Twitter’s policy against inciting violence on others.
All of this highlights how the Left is more-than-guilty of what it accuses others of. Lefties are hypersensitive to racism, homophobia, transphobia, sexism, etc. because too many of them are racist, homophobic, transphobic, sexist, etc. Not all (I know some who aren’t); but many. They know it in themselves. Knowing it in themselves, they assume that others (righties) must be even worse.
Is “Out Magazine” the home of depressed, dour scolds? They’ve been popping that way lately, but you be the judge.
Nobody is Buying Milo Yiannopoulos’ Memoir, Dangerous…
In today’s fake news, alt-right provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos is claiming his book, Dangerous, has sold more than 100,000 copies.
The problem with that number is that it’s not real. Nielsen Bookscan, which monitors book sales through almost all outlets, has reported book sales for the former Breitbart editor are much, much lower. Since launching on July 4, Dangerous has sold 18,268 copies in the US and 152 in the UK…
A google search shows other left-wing outlets, like Salon and The Guardian, joining in the schadenfreude.
The problem is, their numbers are shaky. Milo is selling fine. He’s entering the best-seller lists at anywhere from #5 to #1; the first 100k run is spoken for and they’re printing more; Amazon has to ship his book slow (when they even have it). As to the 152 UK copies, the book isn’t even on sale there; a minimum of 152 UK buyers paid for international shipping. Fake News, indeed.
Next, via Breitbart, Out Magazine Encourages Readers to ‘Drop’ Gay Republican Friends
“We drop friends all the time for a whole variety of reasons—they messed with our loves lives, they lied, they weren’t supportive—so why do some people think it’s such an outlandish idea to dump them for their political views?” asked actor, singer, and writer Michael Musto in his column for OUT Magazine…
Musto goes on to admit that his social media experience has been more “gratifying” since he’s decided to block any user who disagrees with him…
Here’s a clue for you, Out: By all means, drop us. Here on the liberty-loving Right, we do believe in freedom of association – and we won’t miss you in the least 😉
After turning “Pride Month” into a non-stop celebration of “Resistance” to the most pro-gay president the United States has ever elected, the Lesbian Gay Bullying Totalitarians are now whining because President Trump wouldn’t pay any attention to their month-long hate-fest.
This Pride Month, President Trump has held up no flag. He has made no proclamation. The White House—lit up in rainbow colors two years ago to celebrate the nationwide legalization of marriage equality—has remained white.
Poor babies. Doesn’t it suck when someone you irrationally hate refuses to pay attention to you?
Pathetic calls for attention are the exact antithesis of “Pride.”
The universe doesn’t joke around. The officer who saved bigoted, homophobic Rep. Steve Scalise during baseball practice was a black lesbian.
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) June 17, 2017
If Steve Scalise was such a bigoted homophobe, why would he allow her on his security detail and trust her with his life? https://t.co/R0k8qlaMgZ
— Amy Curtis (@RantyAmyCurtis) June 17, 2017
A Gay Democrat overseer spotted a gay helping Republicans circulate a petition to recall a Democrat master. He did what any good overseer would do upon seeing his master’s property unshackled and walking around like a free man.
“Which one of you a**holes is the gay?” (Orange County Democrat Party Co-Chairman Jeff) LeTourneau asks as he approaches the volunteer table behind which DeMaio is standing. “You’re a f*cking disgrace to any gay person I know!”
“You fu**ing belong to a Party that writes our destruction into its platform,” LeTourneau yells to the group.
Hale is not a Republican, nor is he a Democrat. He is an Independent who stays in the middle when it comes to policy.
Once the initial confrontation is over, Hale yells to call the police after LeTourneau follows him to his car.
Hat Tip: CH
It occurs to me, the Democrats need to do something about uppity gays. What the need is a Fugitive Gay Act: a law that would permit Gay Democrats — upon finding gays who had decided to wander off the Democrat Plantation — to immediately have them arrested and turned over to the Democrat Party. And also, enact harsh legal penalties for anyone who tried to convince a Gay Person to leave the Democrat Party.
California is a one-party Democrat state; they could easily pass such a law. The Ninth Circuit would probably uphold it on the basis that Donald Trump is a racist or something.
We were talking earlier about Chadwick Moore’s comments about most gays being politically shallow and ignorant; which is why they so easily swallow the line that Republicans hate them and want to destroy them. But ignorance and shallowness is only part of the equation. Sheer bullying by people like Jeff LeTourneau is also a factor.
Dateline Airstrip One: “Gays Against Sharia” is a group of gays in Britain who don’t fancy living under ISIS-style sharia law (what with the beheadings, stonings, defenestrations, female genital mutilations and other minor annoyances). Gays Against Sharia plans to hold a march in opposition to Islamic Supremacy. Pro-Sharia, Left-Wing gays who automatically side with the enemies of Western Civilization, are planning a counter-protest to demonstrate their willing subjugation to their new masters.
LGBT activists have reacted with fury, insisting the event is nothing more than the cynical hijacking of gay rights by the “far right” as a cover for Islamophobia. Two groups, Lesbians and Gays Support the Migrants, and Action for Trans Health, are arranging a counter-protest against the march.
“As queers, we know what it’s like for right-wingers to hate us – so we won’t be divided like this.”
Right, because it’s better to be murdered by Islamic Supremacists who hate you than shunned by right-wingers who “hate” you.
The unimportant Stephen Colbert makes a fact-free slam about President Trump fellating Vladimir Putin. Nothing worth mentioning, there.
He imagines that he’s being relevant or edgy or manly. Still nothing worth mentioning.
People ask what would happen if any comedian made such a slam on President Obama (who, in a most embarrassing moment in 2012, promised the Russians to be nicer than he was letting on with American voters). Example #1,234,511,998 to point out the Left’s double standards. True, but still not much to mention.
Then #FireColbert becomes a thing as people start noticing that Colbert’s slur was essentially, um, homophobic.
Taking double standards to a new low, left-wing celebrities defend Colbert’s slur. (Among them, the execrable George Takei.)
Predictably, Colbert claims the devil made him do it (Trump).
What happens next?