After the past few weeks, who doesn’t have PTSD? The Kavanaugh confirmation process has left everyone in the country stressed, whether they were for Kavanaugh or against him. At least those of us who support the rule of law, the Constitution, and our Republic have the satisfaction of knowing that justice has prevailed (as the Justice has prevailed).
Do we pity the poor progressives who must have truly believed that their community-organized campaign to smear the stellar reputation of now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh would work? Such are now triply traumatized: PTSD, from the ordeal of the past few weeks; Trump Derangement Syndrome; and Kavanaugh Derangement Syndrome–all on top of their “normal” lunacy. Do we pity them? NAH.
Supporters of the astroturfed (bought and paid for) #MeToo “movement” (descendants of the erstwhile War on Women), now happily embrace the War on Men, especially white men. (Note that in the “matrix of oppression” white males are oppressors on steroids, having both “white privilege” as well as “male privilege.”)
This excerpt explains the roots of our conservative, post-confirmation PTSD:
When you’ve spent your whole life believing that everyone should be judged by the content of his character and the merit of his actions, not the color of his skin, it’s a little shocking to find out that almost no one seems to believe in this idea any more except for mostly white conservative Americans.
Ironically, some of the most virulent hatred towards white men comes from white female feminists. Most people don’t ever stop to think about what a bizarre situation this happens to be. Imagine you have a white woman with a white father and a white brother, going to a college founded by a white man, using an Internet created by a white man to rail against white men and call them potential rapists because she’s not a happy person. Rather than just dealing with it or making some changes, the liberal feminist decides white men are responsible for her coming up short of her dreams. If you want to feel sorry for someone, feel sorry for the male children of a woman like that.
Christine Blasey Ford, by the way, has two sons, who probably are both approaching their teen-aged years.
This video illustrates quite well the “milieu” in which Justice Kavanaugh’s nemesis, Blasey Ford, practices her particular craft at Palo Alto University–an institution at which 4/5 of the students and 2/3 of the faculty are female. (That’s what I call diversity!) “Social justice” (for females) seems to be their Prime Directive. (h/t Zenway)
Rush Limbaugh expanded upon the progressive attitude towards our country and those of us who support its Constitution. Among progressives,
There is a disdain for our founding.
That’s what we all [meaning conservatives] think that we have in common: Life, liberty, pursuit of happiness, founding documents, Declaration, Constitution.
Not these people. [meaning progressives]
“America is flawed. America is illegitimate. It was not properly founded because it was founded only for a few people — rich white men.” …
They turn their lives over to Democrats to get even. Not to make their lives better, but to get even with all these people who [they believe] have made their lives horrible! …
You [as a progressive, believe that you] get to define the values, and anybody that doesn’t subscribe to ’em is not welcome in the so-called nation or the community. If you don’t share the values of the American left, then you’re not really a member of this national community.
You’re not deserving of its basic protections like presumption of innocence, because you’re flawed from the get-go.
If you don’t share the values of Christine Blasey Ford and the Senate Democrats on the committee, then you don’t get any presumption of innocence. You don’t get any benefit of the doubt. You don’t deserve to be on the court because you represent a threat to their “set of values.” …
And what are those values? The values of discrimination. The values of insufficiency, inadequacy. The values of being mistreated, forgotten — and the value of voting Democrat. Never forget that.
But this explains what is, to many people, an inexplicable divide. Why would so many American leftists attach virtue to people in the country illegally, and talk about the separation of families and these kids, and have no concern — no concern — about the future of kids alive and born in America? …
So illegal immigrants … have much more in common with the American left, which has been discriminated in similar ways by the white majority since the days of the founding. Illegal immigrants are partners in the struggle!
Illegal immigrants and criminals in general are partners in the struggle against this oppressive majority, which has denied fun and liberty and freedom to anybody but themselves. …
Progressives have invented “privilege theory” as well as a reified “hierarchy of privilege,” in spite of the actual life circumstances of those they accuse of having or embodying privilege:
[P]rivilege theory does not argue that we should atone for the sins of the past. It argues that those sins never stopped. In fact, it argues that they aren’t even sins, but rather the predictable manifestations of evil brought about by the American political and economic model. …
Make no mistake, privilege theory is a fierce and effective threat to basic American values.
Privilege theory is the means by which equality, enshrined (albeit imperfectly) in the Declaration of Independence as the cornerstone of our nation, is turned on its head.
Under privilege theory, we [conservatives] and our speech are no longer equal, even in theory. While previous generations of liberals longed for a day when people’s contributions and ideas were not judged on the basis of their skin color, privilege theorists insist that they must be. …
The permutations constitute an insane hierarchy within which the center cannot hold:
Straight white men are privileged, and gay white men are privileged, though less so. Straight white women are more privileged than white lesbians, and both straight and lesbian white women are way more privileged than trans women, meaning people who once identified as men who now identify as women. Women, arguably the most oppressed group of people in history, now must show deference to their advantages over former men who now call themselves women. But instead of confronting these absurd ideas, conservatives too often ignore them or laugh them off. This is a horrible mistake.
When did the mainstream media decide that a man who believes himself to be a woman had to be referred to as a woman? Three years ago? Five? Certainly no more than ten. How did this happen? How did those who stand athwart history yelling “Stop!” in regard to gender become bigots? It wasn’t disassociation, it was privilege theory that brought about that lightning change before most Americans even knew it was happening.
This is indeed what is happening. The mainstream media and most social media companies seem to collude with Democrats and progressives to foist this privilege nonsense upon the entire population, without debate or input from those they seek to oppress (by any means necessary).
Typically hapless, Republicans, who currently control the reins of government, seem helpless in the face of this progressive hurricane; or maybe it’s that technology morphs too quickly for legislation to keep up.
That, and the fact that the “fake news” media, whenever challenged about their bias, will rabidly assert First Amendment rights (and to hell with journalistic standards, fairness, or civility), while social media progressives will hide behind their deliberately obtuse (but without a doubt biased) “algorithms.”
By all rights, progressives ought to suffer from cognitive dissonance in addition to their other psychiatric diagnoses, when faced with the conundrum: Which side do I take when “victims” are at odds with each other, but they occupy different rungs on the ladder of privilege?
However, it’s questionable whether cognitive dissonance is even possible among beings that are so irrational. Cognition requires rationality, and vice versa.
Progressives believe things, such as that all women who accuse men of sexual assault must be believed, lack of evidence notwithstanding. Case closed.
Pay attention to how often a progressive will say, “I believe,” (irrational) when a conservative, in the similar situation, will say, “I think” (rational).
Sadly, real people, innocent people, are being destroyed by social (in)justice theories like male privilege and white privilege (sometimes in combination). Justice Kavanaugh is one recent case. Here’s another, no less horrifying:
Several high school girls — dubbed “mean girls” — claimed a male student sexually assaulted them because they “just don’t like him.”…
Now the boy’s parents … are suing the parents of the five girls … [T]heir son “was forced to endure multiple court appearances, detention in a juvenile facility, detention at home, the loss of his liberty, and other damages until several of the girls reluctantly admitted that their accusations were false.”
Their son is now being home schooled due to the bullying he received, including signs taped to his back without his knowledge that said “predator,” according to the lawsuit which was filed last week. …
He was expelled and arrested and identified as a threat to his community. He spent nine days in a juvenile detention center and then placed on house arrest. …
In May, three of the girls admitted they lied, but it took until August 30 for Butler County District Attorney Richard Goldinger to dismiss the second accusation, and until September 10 to close the charges related to the first accusation. …
The school has also not punished the students who made the false accusation, according to the lawsuit.
“[The accused student] has had psychological trauma because of all this. He’s had to see a psychologist to deal with the physical symptoms which are the direct result of being accused of something when he did not do anything wrong,” …
The school district remains steadfast in its treatment of the boy, claiming the lawsuit was filed “without merit.”
“We have followed all applicable laws, and we will vigorously defend ourselves throughout the process,” a district spokesman said in a statement released Monday. “The number-one priority of the Seneca Valley School District is the safety and well-being of our students, staff, parents, and volunteers who enter our buildings. We have policies and procedures in place to protect individuals, and we communicate to all employees on these policies and work hard every day to provide a safe and caring learning environment for all.”
Quite obviously, neither the school district nor the legal authorities have the well-being of the male student as a priority. If so, then the school district would punish the girls as severely as they had punished the falsely accused young man, and charges would be filed against any girl who made a false police report, which is a crime.
Citing privilege theory, alt-left progressives now seek to dismantle “white privilege”, decenter or dismantle “whiteness”, and eliminate “toxic masculinity.” This means that society should no longer seek or promote the equality of all citizens but should instead discriminate against, disadvantage, and “make uncomfortable” anyone deemed to have “privilege.”
If you have perceived, over the past few years (especially since Obama’s election), a visible effort in the media, in the entertainment industry, in business, and on social media to elevate “persons of color” and the “traditionally non-privileged”, while at the same time ridiculing, diminishing, expressing disdain for, or verbally attacking whites, especially white heterosexual males, then you are not mistaken.
This is the plan. The plan to “get even.”
Persons “of color” and those who have not been privileged (according to the progressives’ hierarchy of privilege) are to become the elite in our society. Whites (especially heterosexual males) are to become, at best, nonpersons (akin to dhimmis in the Muslim world), unworthy of civil rights, equal rights, and/or most of the rights recognized by the Bill of Rights.
It’s no coincidence that conservative men were recently ordered by a progressive Congresswoman (of color) to “shut up.”
Justice Kavanaugh is a nonperson, or should be, according to the progressive plan. Therefore, he’s not innocent until proven guilty. It matters not if his innocence were proven unequivocally. In the progressive mind, Kavanaugh is guilty–of being a privileged white male.
Similarly, the boy who was falsely accused of sexual assault by “mean girls”, proven innocent by the admission of his accusers, is also a nonperson. That’s why the school has no concern for his psychological well-being.
The administrators were apparently not interested in punishing females, because females must now become “privileged” simply by virtue of being female. Laws and rules don’t apply to them. Both Kavanaugh and the unfortunate falsely accused young man are victims of toxic femininity.
In the progressive new world order, laws will apply only to those who were traditionally privileged.
We see this playing out in the current progressive campaign to exempt the non-privileged (people of color, e.g.) from paying traffic fines, or from being incarcerated when they commit crimes, or from being subject to background checks when they apply for a job, or from being punished when they “peacefully protest” by interrupting theater or symphony performances, or shut down highways, or deliberately stalk and mob (yes, mob) members of the Trump administration or conservative members of Congress.
We see a similar mindset on college campuses, where administrators and teachers are overly concerned with perceived “microaggressions” that “privileged” students commit against students “of color” or otherwise non-privileged students.
If a student of color, or some other non-privileged student, is offended by words or ideas expressed by a privileged student, then the free speech rights of the offending student (usually a white conservative) must be sacrificed (infringed upon) for the “greater good” of dismantling privilege.
The feelings and rights of the privileged student have no value. Simply put, the lives of the privileged do not matter. In fact, they have no right to believe they have rights in the first place.
White students are “taught” (browbeaten) during social justice classes, sensitivity training, and virtually any other class into which social justice theories are now inserted by rabidly progressive academics, to be ashamed of their ancestry, their skin color, their ethnicity. White students are treated as pariahs, while students “of color” or the “non-privileged” are celebrated.
Where in the past students of color were taught self-respect and self-esteem, now white students are disrespected by teachers and students of color and taught self-hatred.
There are “safe spaces” (read: no whites allowed) for students of color, but no similar safe spaces for white students where they are allowed to celebrate their own culture or ethnicity among themselves. (That would be racist! The former, however, is not racist. Who wouldn’t want to be away from the evil privileged whites?)
Okay, so at this point this has become a long, disorganized, and probably boring treatise. What can I say? I told you at the beginning that I’m suffering, as are we all, from post-confirmation PTSD. Just look at the graphic at the top of this post to see all that PTSD entails. It’s a wonder that I can get up in the morning.
Whenever will persons who are said to be of no color, or who are said to be privileged, or who are male, realize what’s happening here? When will this plan initiated by progressive hate mongers become exactly clear to everyone else?
In 2016, it appears, probably half the people of the USA apprehended this very real threat to our way of life.
President Trump is the response from all the people who are currently denigrated as a result of the crazed nonsense–the divisive, wholly evil nonsense–that’s coming from the social justice crowd.
Our nation is heading for a world of hurt unless We the People get ourselves back to the values of the Founding Fathers.
Progressives, however, have no intention of allowing that to happen. Instead, as Barack Obama threatened–progressives fully intend to “fundamentally transform” America.
How? By tearing down her values, her institutions, her very people, in order to rebuild this country into a place that nobody but the newly privileged progressives would want to live in.
President Trump is our peaceful response to their plan. If President Trump doesn’t turn out to be an effective response to the threat from the progressives, if he’s somehow not allowed to “make America great again,” then the question will have to be asked: What will be the next answer from the majority?
Are progressives truly prepared to find out?
Pardon my PTSD.