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Monday, March 22, 2021

Twitter is ruining liberals

I am not upset by Twitter banning conservatives because Twitter unwittingly is doing us a favor. People are discovering the hard way that not every private thought should be public.

Liberals continue to tweet away and make asses of themselves.

My first example is Evie Magazine, which says it is "empowering women to seek truth, find beauty."

Translation: it uses feminist propaganda to peddle eyeliner. 

On Saturday it tweeted, "Normalize slapping men in the face when they've crossed the line."

Men took exception on Twitter.

Evie Magazine instantly went from Wonder Woman to Damsel in Distress in response. 

It tweeted, "Because Twitter is an annoying place of 'but what about' people who refuse to acknowledge the obvious context, crossing the line can be when a man tries to pull you in after you say you're not interested, or disrespects you with some disgustingly sexual and degrading comment."

Translation: how dare you people respond to our rationalization for violence!

It tweeted, "We're obviously not endorsing domestic abuse of men. For those insinuating that, get lost. If you're at a bar, and some stranger asshole refuses to take no for an answer and keeps getting in your space and saying nasty inappropriate things, splash a drink in his face or slap him."

Sounds like someone has watched one too many 1940s romantic comedies.

The response continued and the magazine staff then melted into a gaggle of cursing bashers of males.

It tweeted, "Some men really fantasizing about hitting women in the comments. If you really think that a deserved slap to the cheek in response to behavior that would get your ass kicked by the girl's father is equal to being 'throat punched' or having your nose broken by a man, GTFO."

OK. We get it. Evie is run by people who dish it out but can't take it. Much of the media is that way. Feedback from readers scares them to death. 

A decade ago, comment sections were the rage. But they are gone, not because of the comments from jackasses who curse, but because of the comments from people who surgically remove the writer's argument. This is why Jonah Goldberg long ago said, "Never read the comments." No one likes to be owned on their own site.

Man up.

Evie magazine's complaint is that people are not putting in the right context their call to "Normalize slapping men in the face when they've crossed the line." The real problem is that the writer did not provide the context for her desire to normalize violence on men.

If that is too difficult to do with the the 280-character limits of a tweet, then maybe you ought not tweet it.

But telling a liberal not to tweet these days is like telling a fish to stop swimming. Liberals cannot stop the self-destruction Twitter encourages.

By now, readers know that the incoming editor of Teen Vogue resigned over tweets she wrote as a teenager. We know this not because we care particularly but because the navel-gazing media amplified and treated this nothing story as if it were as important as LeBron James injuring his ankle.

But there is a rest of the nothing story.

Fox reported, "A senior Teen Vogue staffer who posted a letter expressing concern about Alexi McCammond for past tweets racist against Asian Americans used the N-word in tweets from over 10 years ago herself. 

"Christine Davitt, senior social media manager at Teen Vogue in 2009 wrote two tweets to a friend identifying him as a 'ni--a,' and in 2010 used the word 'ni--a' in a joke tweet. The friend appears to be white. " 

The are tweeting themselves to death.

And rap music, with its heavy use of profanities and the n-word, also are leading young liberals astray.

Let us toast our marshmallows in this Bonfire of the Inanities. Twitter was made for liberals. just as cliffs were made for lemmings.

UPDATE: A reader whose daughter writes for Evie said it is a conservative publication, so maybe I should have used a better example. 

But it does point out how Twitter can undercut one's message. The call to slap men around was bad enough, but the indignity to being criticized was even worse.

49 comments:

  1. “Let us toast our marshmallows in this Bonfire of the Inanities. Twitter was made for liberals. just as cliffs were made for lemmings.”

    Just Awesome! True, and Awesome.

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    1. No, it wasn't. Terrible line.

      Twat was originally just a forum. Lefties destroyed it from within and without. Doubtless there were Conservatives just as bad, but you can't be a good Lefty without being a good hater and the hate always comes out.

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    2. Malon thumbs up, ED thumbs down.

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    3. Don Reed thumbs up, Malon thumbs up, E.D. thumbs down.

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    4. I'll third that motion. Special Ed is the turd in the punch bowl. He and Don must be friends or something. . .no other explanation for his crap being allowed to continue.

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    5. That's a lie. I have no way to block people. I explained this in Highlights today. If I could, I would. Please don't insult me here. Go someplace else and do that :)

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    6. I think BJ and Legacy need to stop with the attacks on The Surber. The man has a great blog going here. Don't turn your knives on him. If you feel the need to bash others, as some need to be, fine. But lay off the guy that is giving you the forum to express yourself and voice your opinion. In other words, shut the fuck up. I semi-defended you earlier BJ, but don't go dissing the Don!

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    7. Damn right Dick. Legacy just popped up out of nowhere. Could be BJ’s brother.

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  2. Never ever tweet or Fakebook.
    The equivalent of taking dump on a street while taking a selfie.
    It will come back to haunt you..

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  3. Never ever tweet or Fakebook.
    The equivalent of taking dump on a street while taking a selfie.
    It will come back to haunt you..

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    1. The Internet is forever.

      - Ancient Texan Proverb

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  4. There was a time when a woman would slap a man's face if he behaved improperly.

    That was back when women were treated like ladies and were respected. Thank the feminuts for screeching about how they had to be womyn (or womxn) for destroying all that.

    Now that they're "equal", they want to get back to the old ways. sorry, girlz, you got what you demanded.

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    1. I'm often reminded of Heinlein's quote whenever this subject comes up:


      “Whenever women have insisted on absolute equality with men, they have invariably wound up with the dirty end of the stick. What they are and what they can do makes them superior to men, and their proper tactic is to demand special privileges, all the traffic will bear. They should never settle merely for equality. For women, "equality" is a disaster.”

      ― Robert A. Heinlein

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  5. It's time for Ms. Davitt to suffer her fate. Self immolation would be a preferred method - live on Twitter if possible.

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  6. I believe it was last year that Steve Wozniak was asked his thoughts on Facebook.

    He stated simply, if you’re on Facebook, GET OFF!

    Years ago, I opened - if that’s the correct term - a Facebook presence. When I looked at the information they were requesting, I thought, my mother doesn’t know all this.

    I agree with Wozniak.

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    1. Mom at the same time was applying for a FB account.

      "Whoa! My kids don't know all this."

      And cancelled her application.

      (!)

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    2. I’ve “had” farcebook accounts several times, the only true thing they knew about me, was my name. And only the first account, at that.

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  7. “People are discovering the hard way that not every private thought should be public.”

    So well said! Truth that today’s impulsive liberal narcissists should heed. But they won’t to our everlasting amusement.

    Back in the Stone Age, communication consisted of in person, phone (some of us had party lines), and letters.

    No form created the instant release of thoughts that never should be revealed. We all have errant thoughts. But the limitation of connecting with people gave our better selves time for circumspection whilst dialing, traveling, or writing. We could hang up, turn around, or tear up the letter.

    Even today, a post can be abandoned without submitting every last private thought one has.

    BTW party lines were the worst! Never knew if someone was listening in.

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    2. I grew up until about 14 in an remote area north of town, there was only a party line.My Pop intervined when a door blew in on a pregnant woman and her kids as she was pleading to her
      Husband to come home from the Lodge meeting.
      Pop drove over nailed the front door,and made sure they were ok Never so much as a thank you from Mr Shriner...

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    3. Most of these internet tough guy keyboard warriors would not dare say the things to your face they type online.

      The difference between them and the rest of us is that we will. People need to stand up to the leftist bullies and punks even when it's scary.

      As Col. Martin told his P-51 Mustang pilots: "Do not ever break away from a head-on attack. Otherwise, they'll think they can bluff us into it."

      He wound up a POW leading by example when he rammed a German ME-109.

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    4. heh, WWII fighter pilots...I remember interviewing BG James Howard in the early 1990s for a project I was working on for the Army - geez, talk about gruff! Had me quakin' in me boots as I tried to get thru the questions I needed to ask him. That being said, one of the great honors of my career to be in his presence...right up there with walking outa my office in the Pentagon one day and running into Paul Tibbetts, but that's a story for another day

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    5. Howard was a real tiger. Pun intended. He was in Martin's Group actually. I just finished his autobiography ROAR OF THE TIGER. In it he mentioned BIG FRIEND, LITTLE FRIEND by Turner. Great book. Short but well-written.

      Those guys were a special breed there's no doubt.

      I saw Paul Tibbets fly the Confederate Air Force's B-29 "FiFi" for the atomic bomb re-enactment down in Harlingen, Texas when I was a kid. What an amazing thing to see. They said he never missed a beat flying it.

      You met some real special people.

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    6. Confederate Air Force, uh oh, now you're in beeg trouble! That being said, I kinda miss the old name, but I'm glad they were able to segue to another word that started with a C without missing a beat, so to speak

      FWIW, I live near a small municipal airport and I was out mowing the lawn one day when I heard an ungodly racket that even overwhelmed the roar of my lawn mower...looked up and there was a B-17 coming in for a landing at about 100 feet above me. Geez, I can't imagine what a racket a formation of 800 or so must have made back in the day on their way to the Ruhr. My old man used to tell me stories about watching them form up while he was in France in early 1945...quite impressive I imagine. The amazing thing was how little bombload they carried compared to a B52 for example...sheesh, 10 guys to drop a couple of tons on Herr Hitler - what a toll when you lost 70 or 80 of them on one mission SMDH
      Where did we find such men?

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    7. No chance today. In 2021, we can't find a fourth for bridge.

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    8. OK, we need to get a room somewhere :o)

      Last tale (for now)...I live not far from the Udar-Hazy Museum and visit it frequently to help out when & where I can (I am not smart enough to be a docent...more like a dopecent, but I digress). A couple of years ago I stroll into the museum with my family and there, sitting at the table signing books, was someone I immediately recognized: Charles McGee! I waited patiently for a quiet moment and went over to strike up a conversation. I thanked him for his service and then we compared his ETO tour of duty with that of my old man: COL McGee flew airplanes and my old man was towed by them.

      What a genuine gentleman who had not a harsh word to say about the country that treated him so poorly at times. I'm happy to report he is still with us and was promoted to BG last year - well deserved! I purchased his book and he autographed it in front of my son who will pass it down to the generations that follow me. Whenever I am driven to despair by the events of the day, I think of men such as Howard, McGee, Yeager, Tibbets, Murphy, Rickenbacker, Burke, Butler, York, Doss, Pitsenbarger, plus countless others and remain hopeful about our future.

      BTW, I once received an award from DEPSECDEF in the MOH room at the Pentagon...a great honor, but it paled in comparison to what the names on the wall went thru...I am truly not worthy of their sacrifice

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  8. Evie magazine (who? Never heard of before. Illiterate swine):

    "Some men really fantasizing about hitting women in the comments."

    Where are the "comments" located on a woman?

    How can one physically hit a comment?

    Pin-prick a thought bubble in the Evie comic strips?

    Morons.

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    1. True. But the sad thing is, society's chock FULL of morons exactly like them.

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    2. The "I typed it, therefore it MUST be coherent" mobs.

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  9. More swine illiteracy (Fox-QUISLING):

    "Christine Davitt, senior social media manager at Teen Vogue in 2009 wrote two tweets..."

    Davitt in all likelihood was not working at Teen Vile in 2009.

    That is when she sent out her "racist" tweets.

    (Put a comma in the quote, after "2009." Fixed.)

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    They all heard these words ten-twenty millions times in rap "music."

    Now they're paying the price for being willingly brainwashed with racial hatred.

    Too bad.

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  10. Back when commenting involved a typewriter, a sheet of paper, an envelope, a stamp, and a trip to the mailbox, you not only had time to organize your thoughts, you had the opportunity to consider if the comment was worth the dam effort.

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    1. And the opportunity to go to the mailbox at 6 a.m. the next morning hoping that it would be possible to fish the letter out!

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  11. "How people think you stop bigotry."

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oj77Pz1r718&feature=emb_title

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  12. Woman: think of a man and then take away reason, honesty, logic and accountability...

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  13. In my book the teen Vogue editurd's tweets are just as unimportant as LeBum James getting a massive owie.
    Both made me scroll down.

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  14. She said: "It all started when he hit me back!"

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    1. My ex took a swing at me once and when I put my hands up to protect my face she broke a bone about three inches above her wrist when she hit my forearm. I'm lucky I didn't go to jail. . .but at least she wasn't vindictive.

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  15. I have never posted on either Twitter or Facebook and I feel so much the better for it.

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  16. Twitter and Facebook have cost more jobs than Sotero and Xiden ever will.

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  17. “Party lines were the worst.”
    Not if you were listening in.

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  18. Jonah Goldberg would have been immeasurably helped by reading the comments.
    Especially as he often solicited them by saying he "didn't understand" something or other.

    I rose to the bait a few times before it became obvious that he had no interest in understanding, and was using a cheap rhetorical trick to imply that there was no reasonable explanation.

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  19. Don, I love your blog and agree with you on so much but I do have to take issue with you disagreeing with a lady slapping a man's face. It's clearly not always appropriate or wise but in limited circumstances it surely is well warranted and effective. If my daughter was disrespected and insulted publicly by some ass I would be proud of her if she publicly slapped his stupid face. If he took physical exception to being slapped I can assure you either of my sons or I would ensure he never did that again. Society needs to protect woman from brutes and slobs and has done so for millennia. Bringing back that standard would be a step in the right direction. I know we may hear from many who say that women brought this upon themselves but two wrongs don't make a right.

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  20. "A reader whose daughter writes for Evie said it is a conservative publication..."

    HA! A liberal rag by any other name is still a liberal rag.

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  21. These are the same people who lose their minds watching this:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oo0d1zTAFKA

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  22. They're not making asses of themselves. They've already done that.

    NO what they're doing is showing all the rest of us how insane and irrational they are. They are not making the case for supporting Democrats.

    They are supporting each others insanity and this can be a problem if it reaches a certain density. This is what has happened with Cancel Culture.
    It's turned into a game for most of them. To see who and how much they can harm someone.

    They need to be called out and suits filed against them and the platform they use.

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