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Wednesday, July 08, 2020

Eating popcorn while Democrats devour their own





As the mobs unleashed by Democrats destroy statues and the lives of people in a Maoist cultural revolution, a few Democrats are alarmed to see themselves or their friends targeted.

153 of them signed a letter published Monday in Harper's that expressed alarm that rioters are throwing bricks at their glass houses, too.

Hilarity ensued.

The mob turned its attention to the letter signers -- who then disowned their own letter for fear of being culture cancelled too.

Ed Morrissey wrote, "This reads like a satire from Jonathan Swift or George Orwell, and if it were a movie, it would be the film of our times. John wrote yesterday about the letter signed by 153 'prominent artists and intellectuals,' as the New York Times describes them, decrying cancel culture and defending free speech and open debate. They argued at Harper’s that the Left’s cancel culture had become 'an intolerance of opposing views, a vogue for public shaming and ostracism and the tendency to dissolve complex policy issues in a blinding moral certainty.'

"When the Left set about proving it, it didn’t take long for the signatories to start surrendering to the very phenomenon they protested."

The letter itself is pretty thick. The basic argument is that culture cancellation is a right-wing thing but everyone knows that is bogus. Come on, man. We could not even take down the Dixie Chicks. Don Lemon says racist and crazy things all the time. He's still on the air. Trish Regan questioned the overreaction to covid 19 once -- and she was gone.

The letter began, "Our cultural institutions are facing a moment of trial. Powerful protests for racial and social justice are leading to overdue demands for police reform, along with wider calls for greater equality and inclusion across our society, not least in higher education, journalism, philanthropy, and the arts. But this needed reckoning has also intensified a new set of moral attitudes and political commitments that tend to weaken our norms of open debate and toleration of differences in favor of ideological conformity."

But if you are a leftist why would you be open to debate, and why would you tolerate any differences? After all, you are so morally superior to those deplorable dregs of society on the right that you should not have to debate them, or even acknowledge their existence.

Of course they demand ideological conformity because their ideology is perfect. Ideological purity is a small thing to demand when you are perfect.

152 of the 153 signers have a huge problem because they signed a letter that J.K. Rowling signed. She is a trans-exclusionary radical feminist (TERF) who has that racist-sexist-homophobic-Islamophobic-xenophobic-you name it belief that transwomen are somehow different from women women.

Well, tranny arguments always were over the choice between a shift stick and automatic. We have just moved the argument from the garage to the bedroom.

Rowling's plea to be spared the mob amuses me. Yesterday's hero becomes today's villain.

She became a billionairess thanks to her talent-and-hard-work privilege. She decided to virtue signal by saying Dumbledore in her Harry Potter books was gay. Eventually she could not keep up with their ever expanding demands for conformity, and she wound up in a TERF war for acknowledging biology, which of course is not a science but rather a construct for patriarchal oppression.

We on the right know they are nuts. We have no interest in intervention. Let Noam Chomsky, Rowling and the 151 others reap the whirlwind they helped sow.

24 comments:

  1. 'Well, tranny arguments always were over the choice between a shift stick and automatic. We have just moved the argument from the garage to the bedroom.'

    Priceless Don...That's definitely a contender for Laugh of the Week.

    You are da scribe!

    (oops, is that cultural appropriation?)

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  2. I see faux conservative David Frum is on the list of signatories...haha!

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  3. The loony left has become the black hole of the political-intellectual academic universe, sucking the stars around it into dark destruction from which nothing can escape its force of gravity. The only thing we can do in defense is keep our distance from it.
    NB

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    1. ...and vote like your life depends on it, because it does. Gary B

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  4. I think I may have known 15 names on the list. Surprised it was that many.

    Salman Rushdie is a signatory. He faces a more vicious enemy now than he ever has.

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  5. Where's Robespierre when you need him??
    Oh, wait.......

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    1. Robespierre wrote the letter.

      Mme La Guillotine is tuning up.

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  6. Stefan Molyneux was expunged completely from youtube last week, being cited as a far-right white nationlist. This week, twitter has "suspended" him for same such stuff. Utter nonsense.

    Whether or not one agrees with Stefan about his myriad of views, he is not what he has been described as in Wikipedia.

    Stefan Basil Molyneux is a Canadian far-right, white nationalist podcaster and former YouTuber who is known for his promotion of conspiracy theories, scientific racism, eugenics and white supremacist views. Molyneux describes himself as an anarcho-capitalist philosopher.

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    1. I went to Wikipedia today to get a birth date or some such nontranny thing, and they're on their knees begging for money. Gosh, ANTIFA-BLM checks aren't in the pipeline for them. What a surprise! (sarcasm). WP is another toxic waste site that not even Super Fund could clean up. Let them rot in their own ideological filth.

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    2. Infogalactic is an unconverged fork.

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  7. Interesting that VDH and others are afraid society is coming apart. It's the Dems and Libs coming apart and anyone with any degree of sanity will be forced to vote Trump, in secret of course.

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    1. But will there be enough of those with sanity?? Thats the big question mark.

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  8. There are too many "whackronyms" to keep up

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  9. Something similar going on at POETRY magazine. Used to be a great (for decades) journal with Pound, Stevens, Moore, etc. Today it's all about publishing "poems" by 14-year-old boys who want to wear lipstick. Right now they have a problem in that they just published a poem which is supposedly about the racism of white people...yet it contains language "harmful" to the sensibilities of various people. They have a disclaimer statement on their web site. (and they have not put the new issue on their web site...horrors!)

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  10. I shouldn't have said "disclaimer". It is in fact a tearful apology.

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  12. I saw something about this in the Babylon Bee, and thought it was a joke. Well, it is, but I didn't think it actually happened... wow...

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  13. By equality do they mean everyone gets the same amount of ammo? When can I expect my share to arrive?

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  14. Here's a newsflash for you: It is possible to go through life just fine without using "social media" or relying on the Enemedia for information.

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  15. Gnome Chomsky. Vile POS.
    Preaching his Marxism for decades and now it threatens to devour him. Love it.

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  16. The background of Rowling’s accuser is strange. Preferred pronoun is they.

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  17. “Let Noam Chomsky, Rowling and the 151 others reap the whirlwind they helped sow.”

    Amen, brother.

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