I guess I’m kind of teed off today. I know it shouldn’t bother me, but, you know, I’m still upset that Arizona hasn’t implemented a law requiring every man, woman, and child over six to carry a handgun at all times. And, it bugs me that airlines don’t just give seats away; they actually force people to pay for the privilege – the privilege! – of air travel. And have you seen the cost of beef in the supermarket lately? That pot of chili has sure gotten a whole lot more expensive to make. Hmm…what’s a person to do? How can I make my voice known – you know, “speak to power”?
Say, I’ve got an idea. Maybe I’ll get a dozen or so of my best buds and get us to lay down in the HOV and left-hand lanes of the 202 on a Friday afternoon at, oh, say, 4:30 PM and cause a 15-mile backup that goes right into the heart of the Phoenix downtown.
Or, maybe I can convince a few friends to gather in Old Town Scottsdale during Super Bowl / Waste Management Open weekend and maybe break a window or two in protest.
Or, maybe gather several groups together and barge into restaurants and start shouting slogans to disrupt people’s evenings as best we can.
Because, after all, it’s the system and regular folks need to wake up and know just how much they’re being oppressed by “the man”.
Yeah, that’s the way to get them on our side.
Of course I speak all this in jest, but it seems as if ever since Ferguson and the 2014 midterms the liberal left has truly become unhinged and lost its collective mind. You’ve got the shakedown artist / tax cheat/ lying bastard “The Rev.” Al Sharpton complaining about no black actors getting nominated for Oscars. You’ve got colleges and universities awash in political correctness to the point of absudity beyond absurdity beyond absurdity. You’ve got protestors thinking it’s a great idea to close down a major interstate during rush-hour. You’ve got Greenpeace destroying historical sites to make some inane point.
You know what kind of outrage I want to see from the liberal left? They get their panties in a knot when a bakery refuses to bake a wedding cake for a gay couple, but it’s OK if ISIS tosses a couple of gay guys blindfolded off a building. And I guess the idea of “black lives mattering” only extends to American shores – after all, you don’t hear anyone from the liberal left protesting about the thousands of innocent African women, children, and elderly recently massacred in Nigeria by Boko Haram. Or that the first African-American president has, through his own executive action, flooded an already-difficult job market for inner-city African-Americans by legalizing work for millions of illegal immigrants – oh, excuse me, undocumented aliens.
You know, I used to just accept the blatant and utter hypocrisy of the liberal left as blathering by a bunch of loons. While I don’t agree with virtually anything radio talk-host Michael Savage says, he’s damned right when he says liberalism is a mental disorder. Think about it: what kind of lunatic would lay down on an interstate and block rush-hour traffic for three hours? Or disrupt an awards ceremony for a 100-year old veteran? Or disrupt folks enjoying brunch with family and friends? Or block trains carrying people trying to get to work, or vandalize and destroy buildings just to make some damned point they think is so damned important?
You can say all you want that these folks don’t speak for true liberalism. Like, Ted Kennedy or FDR liberalism. Yeah, right – just like those killers in France didn’t speak for radical Islam. Let me tell you “old-fashioned” liberals something: that train left the station a long time ago. This is in-your-face mob activism masked as political liberalism, and I for one am sick of it and, even worse, the media glorifying it as if its causes are oh-so-sacred. It’s a sickness, a cancer. It spouts nonsensical garbage wrapped in self-righteous outrage. And it’s dangerous: to our society and culture, to the traditions most Americans hold sacred, and to this country’s future. Know what I think?
I think these folks had too many visits to the supermarket where their parents asked them what they wanted to have for supper that night.
I think these folks have gotten too many trophies for just participating in sports in order to make them feel wanted and important.
I think these folks have had too much money too soon and too much opportunity thrown at them by parents who are to parenting what Hannibal Lector was to dining out.
In short, these people need to be given a one-way trip to Indonesia or Pakistan or Yemen and shown what life is really like for most of the world. You know what? They wouldn’t last two days.
And it’s not just the protestors. You look at what has come to pass for Democratic Party leadership: Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, the Congressional Black Caucus (remember, with today’s Democrats everything starts with skin color and proceeds from there). And then you have the media outlets like the New York Times, Boston Globe, and MSNBC spouting all kinds of nonsense about fairness and diversity and tolerance and acceptance, but in the end they all have the same ideology that teaches hatred of anyone who dares to think differently than they do. They resent individuality. They resent their white privilege. They despise anyone who sees the concept of abortion on demand, anytime, anywhere as morally wrong. They think every college and university is a petri dish for rape culture. They mock hetrosexual and Christian marriage and seek to undermine the traditional family and the teaching of traditional Judeo-Christian values at every corner through “LGBTQ rights” and nanny state government. (Of course, they won’t say squat about Islam even though if the imams had their way every feminist would be wearing a burqa.) More than anything else, they hate this country and what it stands for, too ignorant to understand they live in a world where others would extinguish their very own concepts about fairness and tolerance and diversity and acceptance in a New York minute.
It would be one thing to just shrug these folks as crazy loons too full of themselves and their misplaced ideologies, but they’re not. These folks truly believe what they believe. Look, I’m not seeking to take away their right of speech and free expression, but I do expect them to respect the rights of others and the rule of law, and to be called out by their own politically-ideological leadership when they don’t. I know this is an increasingly-tall order, but it they can’t respect the basic freedoms and the laws of this country then maybe these folks ought to find another one that suits their needs better. Like Russia or Iran, perhaps?
What’s truly sad is that these juvenile clowns – oops, I’m sorry, activists – think they’re making a difference. Well, I’ve got news for youse, baby blues: what you’re doing aren’t protests, they’re nothing but temper tantrums by spoiled brats who need a swift kick in the ass to wake their sorry asses up. There’s no such thing as fairness or equality in the world; never has been, never will be. You’re just too ignorant and full of yourselves to know that. So do yourselves, and us all, a favor: pursue your loon causes and practice your perpetual outrage if you wish, but allow the rest of us to live our lives in peace and as we see fit. Is that too much to ask?
And while you’re at it, GET A LIFE.