2015 as seen on the Official Network of the American Left:
2015 as seen on the Official Network of the American Left:
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.