This is Philip Wyeth. The Left is caught up in an arms race of virtue signaling, which leads to contradictions, and in the end, they always eat their own. The latest example comes to us from Manhattan, New York, where parents at a school meeting were furious that 25% of spaces would be allotted to children whose test scores fell below normal admittance standards, but who are also disadvantaged minorities.
I’ll include the link to the video where some of these parents express their anger. At one point a principal named Henry Zymeck says, “There are kids that are tremendously disadvantaged. And to compare these students and say, ‘My already advantaged kid needs more advantage, they need to be kept away from those kids,’ is tremendously offensive to me.”
This is good stuff. The elite of the elite liberals, who lecture the rest of the country about how great their inclusive belief system is, now circling the wagons when their own enclave is forced to accept diversity quotas. I’m willing to bet that none of these people voted for Donald Trump, and there’s probably pictures of a few of them holding signs denouncing hate at one of the women’s marches.
Look, I’m not even against them here. They worked hard and paid top dollar to get their kids into a school where academic achievement levels are very high. But I will savor the fact that they’re getting a taste of their own medicine. Their beliefs about privilege and unfairness, which they’ve forced on everyone else under penalty of social shame—what a pity that their own safe space is now threatened because some of their own progressive fellow travelers took things to eleven without consulting them.
People on the Left get themselves and society in trouble because they won’t ever let things play out organically. They’ll use the excuse that the legacy of oppression is so massive that “we have to do something,” but maybe the destabilization and resentment their ideas create are actually a worse result.
Nowadays anyone who leans conservative gets painted as a grump, or the bad guy. But maybe we just have a more pragmatic outlook about human nature and how things operate in the real world.
So many Democrats suffering from Trump Derangement Syndrome still have not made peace with their 2016 election loss, or come to understand why it happened. What they’re going to find out is that people on the Right, who have kept quiet during years and years of being mocked and demonized—we are done. Whether it’s in polite company or in the public square, liberals’ days of mouthing off with impunity are over.
And if you’re on the Left, you should be scared. Not of violence, but because all those years you spent patting yourself on the back for having the right opinions, which you looked at like, “We hold these truths to be self-evident”—your minds have atrophied!
Meanwhile we, while fending off your attacks, have had to develop strong arguments to justify our existence. I think we wouldn’t even feel the need to flash our teeth if you Leftists had been gracious in defeat. But instead you keep doubling down on the self-righteousness, and now you own so many sacred cows that you’re devouring each other on a weekly basis.
It’s Kanye West facing a backlash for asserting the right to his own opinion. It’s Joy Reid’s non-apology for something she wrote a long time ago, when it could be argued that the culture was much different. And it’s the two white lesbians who adopted a handful of black kids as props, only to drive them off a cliff.
It’s you on the Left who are the problem. You’re holier-than-thou hypocrites with an incomplete worldview. And you lack the humility to step down from the podium where you utter feel-good platitudes toward your friends, then put people you disagree with on the defense through dishonest rhetoric.
But get ready for the next big disappointment. You’re putting all your eggs in the basket that is the midterm elections this fall—but what if the Democrat resurgence doesn’t happen? What if your transient or imported voters don’t turn out enough to help you take back the House?
What if a dozen more of your high-profile allies fall into disgrace while you’re out there chasing your own tail, barking about Russia and Stormy Daniels?
Right now it feels like each half of the country thinks the other political party is days away from scandal, exposure, and arrests that will sink their cabal. So the question is, who’s delusional and who’s not?
Is it the bleeding hearts, who move to red states like locusts after the policies enacted based on their beliefs bankrupted and filled their hometowns with crime?
Or is it the conservatives, who were so disillusioned by the two-party politics during the Bush and Obama years, that they said screw it, let’s give this crude loudmouth Trump a chance? Because he may not act “presidential,” but at least you know where he stands.
This country is coming up on some major shifts. Today we’re living in what I call the Cold-pressed Civil War—where one person at a coffee shop sipping on a fair-trade latte lobs Twitter bombs at another customer, who’s drinking organic Yerba Matte and firing her own social media missiles right back.
But the peace isn’t going to hold forever. There’s too many conflicting narratives, talking points, and accusations flying around. Over the next two elections, if the Democrats don’t get what they want, they’re going to rage under the guise of replaying some 1960s activist fantasy. And if they win, they’ll only turn the screws tighter on identity politics and demonizing white people.
This is why they’re desperate to ban guns. Everything they want to do relies on force. It is not hyperbole to say that Leftism always leads to mass murder—whether the poster boy is a mustached Bolshevik holding a rifle, or a scrawny Portlander in black-rimmed glasses and striped v-neck t-shirt drinking soy milk.
Today’s totalitarian may not have the balls to kill you himself, but he’ll find an app for that in his brand new iPhone, I’m sure.
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Video was originally uploaded on April 29, 2018.