By Charlie Johnston
A dear friend sent me the above picture. I thought it was strikingly insightful.
In the late spring, a poor Utah teenage girl, Keziah Daum, was subjected to a hysterical online mob accusing her of “cultural appropriation.” Her crime? She chose to wear a beautiful Chinese-style dress to prom. How sad that the harpies of the left did their best to ruin a young girl’s prom night!
Question, though…if Daum was guilty of “cultural appropriation” for merely wearing a particular style of dress, why is Irishman Robert O’Rourke fawned over by the same leftists when he adopts the nickname, “Beto,” and plays at being Hispanic while running for US Senate? Isn’t that cultural appropriation? For that matter, why isn’t it cultural appropriation when Sen. Elizabeth Warren (whose DNA test showed she is whiter than Scarlett O’Hara) plays at gaming the system to get some of that minority victim privilege action by claiming to be part American Indian?
The new rules seem to be that if you are a normal anonymous person, you get randomly mobbed by the atheist left for anything that strikes their fancy. If you are a prominent conservative, you get mobbed at restaurants and other public places just because – if the leftists are not burning your headquarters down or shooting at you. If you are a prominent leftist, the same people who mob normal folks encourage and celebrate your outright “cultural appropriation” lies. What a frighteningly weird world our culture has become!
A young woman on Twitter completely devastated all the leftist nostrums in a series of tweets recently. Gotta say I love how concise and precise she is. Hmmm…I wonder how many folks are being woken up to basic moral and civilizational principles because of the ever-accelerating madness of the left.
Nationally, Republican early votes outpaced Democrats – though the Dems did make their losses smaller in the last few days of last week. Of course, these models are based on past partisan performance of individuals and precincts. What it does not show is how many former Republicans are voting for Democrats…and how many former Democrats are voting for Republicans. There is no way to know that, though I am convinced that the insanely shrill and violent antics of the atheist, Antifa-based left has chased a lot of Democrat normals into the GOP. Any Republicans who are so impressed by the violence, intimidation, and smears of the left that they would vote Democrat this time are stupid enough that we are well rid of them. By crossing over to Dems, these types raise the average IQ in both parties. Elections are in reach for either party in most districts depending on election day turnout. You know what my take is.
Finally, the street theatre performance of the media these last ten years has been shamelessly disgraceful. I saw the cartoon below – and would have howled with laughter had it not captured so perfectly what the establishment media has become.