The Annual Gnashing of Teeth
I must admit, I have really been enjoying this year’s day after election freakout. Every year, whichever side loses does the traditional gnashing of teeth and cursing the sky for being so blue. I always love it… but I’d be lying if I didn’t admit that I think nobody does it better than the hard left.
Here are a couple of my favorite selections from 5 years ago… There are a million of them, but these always make me smile.
That last one really is my favorite. Especially given the context that all those same people have been shocked… shocked I tells ya! That anyone could possibly question the sanctity and perfection of the glorious 2020 election where there was exactly ZERO fraud and everything went perfectly.
Until, of course, Donald Trump and a super organized, mega-competent team of MAGA ninjas committed an insurrection which almost OVERTURNED the government of the United States! Yes… Overturned it! There was almost no more United States because the Q Anon Shaman, 38 idiots, and at least of couple of undercover FBI agents decided to walk around the Capital without having filled out the proper disclaimer form and agree to the COVID protocols. LOL. I love these people… they never cease to amuse me.
I kid… I kid… It was worse than Pearl Harbor, if Pearl Harbor was on 9/11.
(as an aside… as a society, we need to come up with a sarcasm font)
This Year It’s All About Race! (again)
There are a million of these, also. We could do Don Lemon or that Rachel Maddow guy or his sister Chris Hayes. They are all saying the same thing. Allow me to paraphrase.
Glenn Youngkin won over white suburban voters by using a racist dogwhistle to claim that so called “critical race theory”, which isn’t being taught anywhere, is being taught in their children’s schools. Youngkin is a racist who tapped into the racist racism of other racists because white supremacy and racism. Racist.
Yep, according to Joy and gang, Virginia… a blue state that went for Joe Biden by 10 points just one year ago… a state that hasn’t elected a Republican to statewide office in a decade… A state that went for Barack Obama twice… went racist. Like yesterday.
If you aren’t enjoying the logic of that, I’m afraid you just aren’t paying attention.
So, What’s the Deal With CRT? Like What’s the Reality Here?
After yesterday’s article, I was contacted by several of my more left leaning friends with one version or another of pretty much the same message:
“You know dude, the CRT thing really was BS. It’s not being taught in schools. It was just something to get the suburban moms riled up.”
Interestingly enough… they aren’t exactly wrong when they say that. CRT is not, in fact, authorized curriculum in Virginia schools. Both the conservative press and the Youngkin campaign played a little fast and loose with the terminology there. BUT… much like Fauci and his insistence that he never funded “gain of function” research, what is technically true, is a lie by omission.
What has been taught in schools, are elements of CRT that find their way into the curriculum. For example, the 1619 Project, the fanciful work of fiction that the New York Times and that huckster Nikole Hannah-Jones cooked up, is being taught in some schools. It is entirely based on Critical Race Theory.
CRT puts forth the ridiculous notion that all human interaction is about power structures and hierarchies created by a white supremacist system (founded on slavery) and leads to whites doing better in life than people of color.
This is called “white privilege” and in order to find true equity in society people with this “white privilege” must be penalized while people of color must be artificially advantaged unless or until the white supremacist system… or systemically racist society… is razed and replaced by a new system. That bullshit is being taught. It’s being taught quite a lot actually. I can’t believe that’s not more popular among the country club crowd… LOL.
Having said that… That’s not even really what drove those voters away from the Dems and toward Youngkin. The fact is that without Trump to point at, the Democrats are really just a bunch of whining complainers who keep calling everyone… including people’s children, “racist”.
And people don’t like being called racist. They especially don’t like having their innocent children who don’t have a racist bone in their bodies called racist. It annoys them kind of a lot. Given the opportunity, they will demonstrate their displeasure at the polls.
So how have the Democrats responded to that? You guessed it. They’ve spent the last 36 hours calling everyone racist.
If I put that in a fictional story, it would be rejected as too stupid to believe.
But whatever… these people are in a bubble. I’ve met people like this. They are like pod people. They sit around in the same groups and have the same, increasingly illogical and outlandish discussions, using the same buzzwords on repeat for over 5 years now. The only difference is now they do it while wearing masks they know don’t do anything. It is very enjoyable to watch.
The Good Part
Don’t be sad though. There’s a silver lining to all this insanity. The Democrats have officially jumped the shark on racism. It’s simply not effective anymore.
Remember in 2005 when Kanye West said on MTV that George Bush didn’t care about black people because his response to Hurricane Katrina was bungled? Remember how that reverberated across the zeitgeist? Even Bush, himself, commented on it toward the end of his presidency and said how much it hurt his feelings.
The idea that a person, specifically a conservative person, was secretly racist was a seriously awful accusation. Just the threat of such an accusation was enough to make most conservatives drop their most deeply held values and apologize or change course.
Look at Mitt Romney in 2012. He was so thoroughly afraid of the accusation that he refused to be even remotely critical of Barack Obama, even though he was running against the man in a Presidential election. Meanwhile the Obama team claimed that Romney had binders full of women… like some kind of haram for his own weird Mormon rich guy pleasures.
Thinking about it, that might have been about the peak of the fear conservatives felt about that accusation. Since then, it’s been used and overused so many times it just doesn’t land for conservatives anymore.
Think the virus came out of a lab? You must be racist against Chinese people. Are you a white guy with dreads? Racist. Enjoy the music of Elvis Presley? Racist prick. Aren’t all in on climate change? Racist. Didn’t want to vote for a corrupt old white lady in 2016? Super racist. Unwilling to agree that the color of your skin makes you racist? Well then you’re racist, racist.
It’s all just gotten dumb and no conservatives I know still take any of that crap to heart. Call us whatever names you want… we think you are all dishonest and annoying and we simply aren’t paying attention to it anymore.
But funny enough… the group it does still work on is other leftists. How ironic is that? The only real weapon these idiots have left can only be effectively used on themselves! Ha!
And boy howdy, do they enjoy using it. They can’t cancel Dave Chappelle or Joe Rogan, but they can sure as hell make the fine folks at Netflix miserable. You won’t get me to chant your little mantra, but just watch some bed-headed Hollywood nitwit grovel and beg for forgiveness over an Indian costume he wore to a party 10 years ago. It’s all just so damn fun.
You know, I think I’ll close this little rant with just one more video. It’s an excerpt from the acceptance speech from Virginia’s new Lt. Governor. She is the first black woman to ever be elected to state wide office in Virginia. She is an immigrant. And she is a Republican… elected by the same people who elected Glenn Youngkin on the same ballot on the same day. She says it better than me… so take it away Madam Lt. Governor Elect:
What do you reckon they are going to do with her?
Happy Thursday all!