“Progressive” has become a dirty word to many Americans,
more closely associated with intolerance and double standards
than with free thought and due process.
— A self-described liberal Trump hater in the Wall Street Journal.
The abashed progressive writes:
To many ordinary Americans we [progressives] appear unhinged, haughty and out of touch. What can we do to change?
First, stop obsessing over identity. We can and should support policies that benefit disadvantaged groups, from criminal-justice reform to a higher minimum wage and affordable health care. But our tendency to insert race, sex and sexual orientation into everything gives the impression that we are more committed to narrow groups than Americans as a whole.
Our fanatical embrace of the oppressor-victim narrative finds us quick to assign guilt or innocence based on narrow identity markers like race and sex, seeing women as always victims, men as always aggressors, minorities and immigrants as by definition innocent.
No more snowflakery!
Piers Morgan (of all people) has had enough of the humorless commissars.
If you said a joke ten years ago that offended somebody, you can never host the Oscars. So now there’s no host for anything. The Emmy’s now just said they’re not gonna host either … The liberals get what they want, which is a humorless void … So what’s happening around the world? Populism is rising because people are fed up with the PC culture. They’re fed up with snow-flakery, they’re fed up with people being offended by everything.
Texting George Orwell
Can Madison be far behind? San Francisco is laundering the once-vigorous English language to render it safe for Progressives. Quit saying “criminals.” The word “offender” is out. Instead call them a “justice-involved person,” or a “formerly incarcerated person.”
A juvenile “delinquent” will now be called a “young person with justice system involvement,” or a “young person impacted by the juvenile justice system.” Drug addicts are “persons with a history of substance use.” Not even “abuse,” which is so … judgmental. More here.
Whatever happened to commuter rail in Dane County? Dave Zweifel asks. Answer: the people voted against it.
F is for “fake,” Fredo — CNN host Chris Cuomo says the “fake news” insult is equivalent of the N-word for journalists.”
Babylon Bee stings back! Its latest: “Survey finds too many believe Snopes is a legitimate fact-checking website.” Snopes — often accused of filling potholes for the political left — fretted that the conservative Babylon Bee humor site “is among the most shared factually inaccurate content they’d found.” Proving once again that thing about progressives having no sense of humor.
Here is what YOU need to know!
The white lab coats here at Blaska Policy Werkes see this all the time, especially from CNN and the New York Times: “Here is what you need to know.” Our measured response is this:
Blaska’s Bottom Line: You arrogant bastids! You have no idea what anyone needs to know much less what the Brain Trust at the Werkes needs to know. Odds are that you don’t even know what YOU need to know and wouldn’t know it if it pulled your pants down on Times Square. Now you know!