Untitled, because how do you title profound stupidity?

I love Taki’s Magazine! http://takimag.com/article/white-women-gonna-white/  Their writers are brutally honest, which includes heaping, healthy doses of high fiber satire. But for proof that the very best satire need not come from the critic, but from the writer of self-important drivel, I present the following screed, which is reprinted from the article at the link. My comments in red. The harshest criticism of all came from one Moira Donegan, a profoundly unhappy-looking short-haired white lesbian whose Twitter avatar depicts a woman assaulting a man, because there’s nothing violent or sexist about that. (When you’re on the “good” side, nothing you do can possibly be bad.) Seemingly without having asked a single white woman who voted Republican this election cycle about what motivated her decisions, the close-cropped Sapphite seems certain she knows what makes them tick: “white women would rather choose the racism espoused by the Republican party than join in the moral coalition represented by men of color and other women(what are “other women”? Color? Sex confusion?).There is a battle on for the soul of America, between the peevish, racist cruelty of Trump and his supporters and a vision of inclusion, justice, and decency forwarded by an increasingly diverse coalition on the left(increasing diversity of sanity, or lack of it) Much of that battle is being waged in white women’s hearts, with the left hoping that more and more of them will break with their historical loyalty to white supremacy and embrace a kinder, more sustainable model for the future (like your avatar?)….What is wrong with white women? Why do half of them so consistently vote for Republicans, even as the Republican party morphs into a monstrously ugly organization that is increasingly indistinguishable from a hate group?(i.e. whatever group you belong to) The most likely answer seems to be that white women vote for Republicans for the same reason that white men do: because they are racist.” I couldn’t have said it better if I wanted to satirize her, which is unnecessary, given how well she demonstrates her own idiocy.

However, not to be outdone by the likes of Donegan, comes “a new academic study” (how low the bar is these days) strongly suggests that Hillary Clinton’s defeat during the 2016 election is exacerbating the mental health crisis among college students. Led by University of Miami Professor Heather Claypool, the study sought to determine if the election would impact students’ mental health and well-being. Claypool surveyed 262 students at the school before and after the 2016 election.

Students answered questions such as “I feel meaningless” and “I feel rejected,” as well as questions about their political leanings and — after the election — if they actually voted. Only 166 students had — 70 percent of them voted for Clinton. The results,  published two years later in a peer-reviewed psychology journal, found that students who supported Clinton emotionally struggled with the results of the election. The authors predicted this was likely felt among students across the nation.

“Among Clinton supporters, the more liberal they were, the more they experienced her electoral defeat as personal rejection, reporting less belonging, less meaningful existence, and worsened mood,” reported Claypool. Good, they now have an unprecedented opportunity to grow up, or off themselves. Like they say, “whatever.

Last comes a letter to the Salt Lake Tribune from Penny Peacemaker(?):

“I’m a peacemaker by nature. I identify as a liberal — someone who values not just tolerance, but acceptance; embracing others with love even when I don’t agree with them. Not anymore.

“Like many, I was shocked when a terrible bully became the “leader” of this country. It forced me to do a lot of soul searching. And I realized the rise of Donald Trump is largely my liberal, peacemaking fault. We tried too hard to be nice, civil, understanding and polite. My white privilege lulled me into the false belief that things were better and kindness was key. After two years of this inward reflection and navigating the horrors of the current administration, I freely admit I was dangerously wrong. When human rights and our very environmental well-being are under attack, there is simply no place for civility, olive branches or middle ground. We must be uncompromising when it comes to defending our fellow humans who are under attack. We must speak up and act out to protect those being persecuted. We cannot rest on the laurels of politeness. Resist! Attack!”

“Rest on the laurels of politeness?” How about this: Find someone with whom you disagree, then have a reasoned, factual, give-and-take debate. You might learn something beyond rhetoric.

 

 

Author: iamcurmudgeon

When I began this blog, I was a 70 year old man, with a young mind and a body trying to recover from a stroke, and my purpose for this whole blog thing is to provoke thinking, to ridicule reflex reaction, and provide a legacy to my children.

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