Please help! The Left needs more victims!

Are you certain you’re not oppressed?
Because you probably are, y’know

In the Wall Street Journal today, Shelby Steele, a senior fellow at Stanford U’s Hoover Institution,  explains “Why the Left is consumed with hate.”

For many on the left a hateful anti-Americanism has become a self-congratulatory lifestyle. “America was never that great,” New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently said. For radical groups like Black Lives Matter, hatred of America is a theme of identity, a display of racial pride.

… hate is a license. Conservative speakers can be shouted down, even assaulted, on university campuses. Republican officials can be harassed in restaurants, in the street, in front of their homes.

What it all boils down to is that the Left has always relied on victimhood for its sustenance but is running out of credible victims. A prime example (which Steele does not use) is Sandra Fluke, the law student attending pricey, private and Catholic Georgetown University pleading at the 2012 national Democrat(ic) convention for someone to pay for her birth control. 

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The problem, Steele observes, is that “America has achieved since the ’60s one of the greatest moral evolutions ever. That is a profound problem for the left, whose existence is threatened by the diminishment of racial oppression.”

The left’s unspoken terror is that racism is no longer menacing enough to support its own power. The great crisis for the left today — the source of its angst and hatefulness — is its own encroaching obsolescence. Today the left looks to be slowly dying from lack of racial menace.

A single white-on-black shooting in Ferguson, Mo., four years ago resulted in a prolonged media blitz and the involvement of the president of the United States. In that same four-year period, thousands of black-on-black shootings took place in Chicago, hometown of the then-president, yet they inspired very little media coverage and no serious presidential commentary.

White-on-black shootings evoke America’s history of racism and so carry an iconic payload of menace. Black-on-black shootings carry no such payload, although they are truly menacing to the black community.

The left is still stalked by obsolescence. There is simply not enough menace to service its demands for power. The voices that speak for the left have never been less convincing. It is hard for people to see the menace that drives millionaire football players to kneel before the flag.

Blaska’s Bottom Line: And that, my friends and liberal-progressive-socialist acquaintances, is why the Left wants to:

• Expel cops (not troublemakers) from of schools;
• Yank a grave marker from Forest Hill cemetery; and
• Politicize dimly remembered teenage horseplay from 36 years ago.

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10 Responses to Please help! The Left needs more victims!

  1. Cornelius Gotchberg says:

    Lefties (most, not all) would LUV to paint Dr. Shelby Steele as a raaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaacist rather than the eminently accomplished, superbly credentialed author/columnist/filmmaker/academic/thinker that he is.

    Why? Him publicly claiming that Hopey Changey was like ”Louis Armstrong who donned the ‘bargainer’s mask’ in his bid for white acceptance” would be reason enough.

    But Steele has taken it a step too far; he flatly refuses to buy into woe-is-me victimhoodie persona, the preferred method of the more accomplished race hustlers, You’s know, like, Hopey Changey.

    Unfortunately, Steele is Black. Thus, Lefty’ll have to settle for the par-for-the-course Race-Baiting demeaning/marginalization/discrediting (Uncle Tom/sellout/House N****r/etc.) upon which they rely to ensure that Blacks and other minorities remain fearful of leaving the Lefty Plantation.

    Lefties: they’re always right there when they need you’s!

    The Gotch

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  2. Gary L. Kriewald says:

    Victimhood has become key to the Left’s “message” for many reasons, but one is certainly the fact that college students today have been brainwashed into believing that this country–and Western culture in general–is to blame for every ill of the modern world, particularly slavery, colonialism, Jim Crow, “institutional” racism, white patriarchy, toxic masculinity, and every other crackpot theory hatched by the fanatical ideologues who have hijacked our higher educational system. For the first time in the history of civilization, a nation’s young are being taught that shame is the only appropriate response to learning the history, traditions and values that shaped them and their country. Not long ago Rudy Giuliani was mocked for saying, “Truth isn’t truth.” In fact, this has been the guiding principle in colleges and universities for decades (trust me, I’ve seen it firsthand and up close), and now we’re witnessing the toxic byproducts of that thinking all too clearly in the cult of victimhood whose forces are engaged in assassinating the character of Brett Kavanaugh. I’m hoping against hope that the Republicans on the Judicial Committee recognize this as the perfect opportunity to take a stand and, as McConnell said, “plow ahead” with approving the nomination of Kavanaugh instead of handing him over to the deranged hyenas on the Left who are demanding yet another sacrificial victim.

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  3. Cornelius Gotchberg says:

    Whither the Lefty regulars? Couldn’t be wasting any time waiting in line for Michael Moore’s unwatchable Fahrenheit 11-9, ain’t nobody IN line to wait behind.

    Michael Moore’s Trump Documentary Fahrenheit 11/9 Flops at the Box Office

    https://movieweb.com/fahrenheit-11-9-box-office-bomb-trump-michael-moore/

    Anywho, Lance Morrow in the Wall Street Journal sums up the Post-Modern Neo-Lefty Proglibocracy quite succinctly:

    “Twenty-first-century progressivism is also a religion—a militant faith, a true church in nearly all important respects. It is a community of belief and shared values, with dogmas, heresies, sacraments, and fanatics; with saints it reveres and devils it abhors, starting with the great Satan, Donald Trump.

    “If religion were to disqualify a Catholic from public service, it would logically have to disqualify a practicing progressive, who is THE CREATURE OF A BELIEF SYSTEM THAT IS, ON THE WHOLE, CONSIDERABLY MORE DOGMATIC THAN THE ONE WITH THE HEADQUARTERS IN ROME.” (bolds/caps mine)

    Bravo India November Golf Oscar!!

    The Gotch

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    • Gary L. Kriewald says:

      Since most on the Left are atheists or agnostics, they had to come up with something to fill the gaping void in the human psyche where God used to reside. It’s no wonder their belief system reflects so closely that of traditional religion. In fact the one it most resembles is 17th-century Puritanism, especially in its moral absolutism, its demand for conformity of thought and behavior, its love of unilateral judgment–the harsher the better–and its demand for instant punishment of heretics and nonbelievers. I’m just waiting for them to revive the dunking stool.

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      • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

        @Gary L. Kriewald;

        “…17th-century Puritanism, especially in its moral absolutism, its demand for conformity of thought and behavior, its love of unilateral judgment–the harsher the better–and its demand for instant punishment of heretics and nonbelievers.”

        THERE it is!

        Many are called, few are chosen!

        The Gotch

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  5. madisonexpat says:

    There is a lot of self loathing in Lefties. They dislike our nation, their own communities because its easier than admitting their personal failings. Better to rage against Trump than dad twenty years ago. They are unhappy because someone else is not. Their lack is not their fault but only because someone else has too much which is NOT FAIR!
    Mencken said the liberals duty is to comfort the afflicted (it’s not your fault, its the country) and afflict the comfortable.
    Anyone with sufficient success in whatever life they choose to lead knows someone else’s happiness costs them nothing. And as such will not be a Lefty.

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  6. madisonexpat says:

    The most uber Lefties I’ve known are often scared. They seem to need some apocalyptic threat to make themselves alive? significant? Something.
    Y2K, ozone hole, acid rain, ufo’s, global warming, etc.
    Fear then makes them angry.
    Now they have CNN, MSNBC, WaPo.

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    • Gary L. Kriewald says:

      The fear of an “apocalyptic threat” also fits perfectly into the progressivism-as-religion concept. Instead of Judgment Day, they believe in the coming apocalypse ushered in by climate change. They remind me of demented street preachers railing against the sinners who fail to heed the obvious signs of God’s wrath: floods, hurricanes, earthquakes, etc. And when their predictions for the end of the world fail to materialize, they just push back the date of the final reckoning (after engaging in some “scientific” recalculations).

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      • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

        Bonn 2001: A Global Warming Treaty’s Last Chance. Time Magazine, 16 Jul 2001

        Montreal 2005: ”Montreal represents a last chance for action.” The Independent, 28 Nov 2005

        Bali 2007: Bali could be the last chance to avoid the worst effect of global warming. The New Zealand Herald, 3 Dec 2007

        Poznan Poland, 2008: WWF, “Poznan provides last chance to curb climate change The Age, 9 Dec 2008

        Copenhagen 2009: The world faces a final opportunity to agree an adequate global response to climate change Reuters, Feb 27 2009

        Cancun 2010: the “last chance” for climate change talks to succeed; The Telegraph (UK), 29 Nov 2010

        Durban 2011: mankind’s ‘last opportunity’ to address climate change. Spero News, 27 Nov 2011

        Doha 2012: Tomorrow: the earth’s last chance with climate change? The Examiner, 25 Nov 2012

        Warsaw 2013: Is the Warsaw Climate Change Conference a last-chance summit? Sustainable Mobility, 14 Nov 2013

        Lima 2014: Last chance: Change needed for climate negotiations in Lima 2014. WWF Global, 23 Nov 2013

        Paris 2015: The UN meeting in December is “the last chance” to avert dangerous climate change, according to the Earth League. BBC News 22 Apr 2015

        WOLF!!

        The Gotch

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