November 01, 2013

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When some comedians dared to say it’s possible for a rape joke to be funny, every writer in America without a sense of humor vilified them. Feminists claimed rape was the N-word of assault and could never be discussed in any context but abject horror. Of course, when James O’Keefe was arrested and went to jail, all bets were off and the left couldn’t wait to make jokes about him being raped in prison. It’s ironic because if you include prison, more men get raped than women so if anyone should be telling people they can’t joke about it, it’s men.

“They think we’re evil. We just think they’re wrong” is a quote often misattributed to Dennis Prager, but it actually comes from Charles Krauthammer. It is a great summation of the Smurf cartoon world the liberal arts have imbued in their graduates. In school they were taught an imaginary universe where innocent peasants pleaded for porridge while corrupt kings laughed in their faces. When the real world offered nuance instead, they just fabricated the bad guys and screamed “evil” at every Gargamel who disagreed. This is classic Alinsky as referenced in Rules for Radicals #12: “Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it. Cut off the support network and isolate the target from sympathy. Go after people and not institutions; people hurt faster than institutions. (This is cruel, but very effective. Direct, personalized criticism and ridicule works.)”

Politicians have no problem making big decisions unless it starts to affect their own lives. Schwarzenegger was one of the few to stand up to the unions until they started to protest outside of his house, whereby he immediately capitulated. These bloggers are the same. They are so unaware, they will Tweet to their 34 followers how irrelevant Michelle Malkin is. They will accuse an author of cowardice while using a fake name. They will publish gun owners’ home addresses without realizing they left themselves open to retribution. Point them out. Publish their picture. Confront them in public and you’ll never hear from them again.

Liberal bloggers have no problem recounting a story about a hard-working immigrant family who risked life and limb to swim to America in the dead of night. I’ve yet to meet one who knows how many illegals we have in this country. They can tell you about the terrible wages teachers make, but when you ask them how much America spends on education per student, they know it’s somewhere between $1 and $1 million. (“Whatever it is, it’s not enough” is a common response.) This is because they don’t truly care or even believe in what they’re saying. If they did, they’d have looked it up.

If they’re not empowered by an irrelevant blog nobody reads, they will go on a Twitter crusade against your clients and advertisers until you’re broke. This is happening right now with Terry Richardson because some girl in England just decided that unsubstantiated allegations from three years ago have to affect his pocketbook today. This is Rules for Radicals #8: “Keep the pressure on. Never let up.” I understand why someone would passionately disagree with someone else, but why does that lead to wanting that person’s family to go hungry? Why does anybody want to jeopardize their enemy’s employees’ mortgage payments? I think it’s because the new left’s snark culture is ultimately anti-American and anti-capitalism. They’ll spend all day trying to get you fired and then get back to Kickstarter where they encourage strangers to give them free money to fund their documentary about oppression.
I don’t know how many times people have come up to me and said, “I wish I could say what you do but I’d lose my job.” Musicians and artists seem especially desperate to come out of the “not liberal” closet. We live in a culture of fear where a very small number of shrill infants with no idea what they’re talking about are silencing the voices of the majority. It’s hard having strangers attack your reputation, try to get you fired, and even threaten your family, but being a coward is much worse. Whether we “punch down” or ignore them, it’s crucial we never stop speaking freely. If they get the world of censorship and thought control they’re pushing for, we’re all doomed, including the “€œradicals.”€

If hate-crime laws were enforced, even more blacks would be imprisoned.

If sexism was gone, all lesbian porn and “slut walks” would be banned.

Every gay that got an underage rent boy would be imprisoned.

If multiculturalism was enforced, sharia law would rule the land.

Under a truly “€œradical”€ regime, the “€œradicals”€ would be the first to go.



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