As discussed in “2016” and “The Assistance”. The moral argument has no place in the current political climate. Despte that, I’ve realized now what’s really going on with the fallout over Roseanne Barr’s racist tweet. This is not, as Don Lemon would have you believe “about the normalization of racism”. That already happened, it’s just that it’s taken place on both sides. With groups like “The Root”, essays like this basically implying that all white people are dangerous, and a demand that all white people submit to the doctrine of white privilege (even, apparently, the poor and middle class people),
What this is about, is trying to take over a moral high ground they have no right to. An essay by American Greatness’ Julie Kelly takes a review of all the things the #resistance has done and said, and the fanatical scream that has come from them ever since. Of particular note is the hypocrisy so prevalent in Washington that they apparently just now realized exists, as well as their Matrix-installed expertise in all things relevant to defeating Trump:
On November 9, you awoke from a self-induced, eight-year-long political coma to find that White House press secretaries shade the truth and top presidential advisors run political cover for their boss. You were shocked to discover that presidents exaggerate, even lie, on occasion. You became interested for the first time about the travel accommodations, office expenses, and lobbyist pals of administration officials. You started counting how many rounds of golf the president played. You suddenly thought it was fine to mock the first lady now that she wasn’t Michelle Obama. Once you removed your pussy hat after attending the Women’s March, you made fun of Kellyanne Conway’s hair, Sarah Sanders’ weight, Melania Trump’s shoes, Hope Hicks’ death stare; you helped fuel a rumor started by a bottom-feeding author that U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley slept with Donald Trump. You thought it was A-OK that Betsy DeVos was nearly physically assaulted and routinely heckled. You glorified a woman who has sex on camera for a paycheck.
Some of your behavior has been kinda cute. It was endearing to watch you become experts on the Logan Act, the Hatch Act, the Second Amendment, the 25th Amendment, and the Emoluments Clause. You developed a new crush on Mitt Romney after calling him a “sexist” for having “binders full of women.” You longed for a redux of the presidency of George W. Bush, a man you once wanted imprisoned for war crimes. Ditto for John McCain. You embraced people like Bill Kristol and David Frum without knowing anything about their histories of shotgunning the Iraq War.
Within the last 18 months, the Left has suddenly rediscovered its moral backbone and has decided to make up for lost time through fanatical behavior. Inventing and defending groups like Antifa, known for their political violence against Trump supporters and. MeToo, at one point an honest movement against sexual harassment and assault, has turned an accusation into a conviction, to the point where men won’t even be alone with or mentor their female colleagues any longer. There were, at one point, people within the movement who thought it went too far, but they have been roundly ignored.
And what, exactly, is all of this in aid of? I don’t know, they will tell you it’s about fighting racism and forms of hatred, while practicing the same damn thing and accepting it from their side using the same points that they wouldn’t accept from the other side for their crimes. Consider Michelle Wolf’s monolouge, openly hateful to most. Among the “jokes” were the following:
“She does clean up nice, though. Ivanka cleans up nice. She’s the Diaper Genie of the administration: on the outside, she looks sleek, but the inside, it’s still full of shit.”
And I’m never really sure what to call Sarah Huckabee Sanders, you know? Is it Sarah Sanders, is it Sarah Huckabee Sanders, is it Cousin Huckabee, is it Auntie Huckabee Sanders? Like, what’s Uncle Tom but for white women who disappoint other white women? Oh, I know. Aunt Coulter.
It’s like that old saying, if a tree falls in the woods, how do we get Kellyanne under that tree? I’m not suggesting she gets hurt. Just stuck. Stuck under a tree.
Several years back, comedian Wanda Sykes said at the same even that she hopes Rush Limbaugh’s kidneys fail. But those, we’re told, were just jokes. Which was the first defense Barr offered for her racist tweet. It does not appear to have been accepted by those who found the above to “just” jokes.
This has gotten too far. Politics, as we’ve discussed, is now two very dirty glass houses, with their residents hurling shit into the other lawn and pointing out how the lawn is a disaster. The moral conniption we are seeing from the left is so nakedly political, with no real concern for the actual problems with it, that it only serves to deepen the divide. The same is true for the shit-flinging on the right with the NFL story and defending Barr, it’s just that the right hasn’t held the mantle of moral crusader for about two years.
It must be repeated, if you are outraged about one, but said nothing about the other, and you did this even once, it rings hollow. If you want to change the conversation, be the first to call out your side, loudly and consistently. Otherwise, you’re just throwing stuff into a pile for the guy on the other side of the fence to throw back at you.