I consider myself part of the ‘Left’ in many ways. I suppose if I had to label myself, I’d likely go with Classical Liberal, which makes the decay of the Left even more painful to watch.
Since the election that propelled Donald Trump to power, the Left wing media has suffered a meltdown, and finger pointing abounds. Blog posts and news articles are pointing fingers at women, white people, white men, racists, homophobes, xenophobes etc.
Take these headlines as examples of what I’m talking about.
As if voting for someone because of the genitalia they happened to be born with is a good idea.
Curious how that happened. Women must hate themselves. They’re clearly suffering from internalized misogyny.
Yes. That’s why Obama won twice. All those racists were sucked into a spaceship on election day and only the non-racists were allowed to vote. During the Trump election, the aliens just wanted to see how things would go if they allowed all those racists to cast a vote this time around.
This election wasn’t about misogyny or racism. Sure, there are racists and sexists who voted for Trump, but they don’t have the numbers to elect someone President. For that they need a lot of help, and that help partially came from a counter-revolution against SJW’s and their stifling brand of political correctness.
Many of those white women and men didn’t vote Trump because they hate brown people and/or women, but because they’re sick and tired of being painted as bad people simply because they were born male and/or white or because they were born women and don’t live up to the expectations of (some) third wave feminists. They voted that way in protest, because a large part of the Left has become authoritarian in nature and they punish people with shame whenever someone disagrees with them.
People are tired of safe spaces that infantilize students; they’re sick of safe spaces that seek to regress Western civilization to a time when segregation was the order of the day.
People are sick of being told what Halloween costumes they’re allowed to wear, like in the following video.
Everywhere you look, everything is some sort of ‘ism’ or an example of one group supposedly hating another and if you disagree or don’t see it…well…you’re part of the problem!
Many hard working, ordinary people are sick and tired of Social Justice Warriors and political correctness. I’m not talking about the political correctness that merely means trying to be polite to one another, but the kind that seeks to punish, shame and silence dissent of any kind.
This seething anger was boiling beneath the surface and along comes Trump who just talks trash without bothering to even try to moderate his language to suit politically correct audiences. He just opens his mouth and spews forth words, and to those who are suffocating beneath the blanket of SJW PC culture, it seems like a breath of fresh air.
If you were paying attention, you could see this election unfolding this way from a mile off. It wasn’t set in stone by any means, but the potential was always there and Trump tapped into it.
As a consequence, you now have a President that openly said America should kill Muslim families because someone in their family might be a terrorist. I mean, even the hosts at FOX News look horrified by what he’s saying.
I quote from the video:
“With the terrorists, you have to take out their families,” Trump said. “When you get these terrorists, you have to take out their families.”
“They care about their lives, don’t kid yourself. But they say they don’t care about them. You have to take out their families.”
The regressive, authoritarian Left is partially to blame for the bitter pill that is Trump, and America will likely be choking on that pill for 4 long years.
The Left needs to take ownership and stop pointing fingers at others. That’s what lead to this problem in the first place. Instead, they should turn that finger around and point it squarely at their own chests, and then get to work getting their house in order.
As George Carlin once warned:
Political correctness is America’s newest form of intolerance, and it is especially pernicious because it comes disguised as tolerance. It presents itself as fairness, yet attempts to restrict and control people’s language with strict codes and rigid rules. I’m not sure that’s the way to fight discrimination. I’m not sure silencing people or forcing them to alter their speech is the best method for solving problems that go much deeper than speech.
Part of the problem are the smug, entitled, elitist, leftists who perpetuate this sort of smothering politically correct atmosphere, and I fear that they have learned nothing from this election.