They just don’t listen!
Madison WI is always a few years behind the West Coast but we hereby declare the Progressive wave to have crested; it is finiti, kaputt, deader than Vladimir Putin’s soul.
In the Wake of Tuesday’s 06-07-22 elections, San Francisco and Los Angeles voters said they were willing to be ruled by liberal Democrats, Peggy Noonan writes. “What they won’t accept is being ruled by progressives.”
Censorious and hectoring enforcers of the cancel culture, the arrogant Marxist-inspired bastards would establish the gulag given time. Violence, disease, and burning cities are their leave.
“Progressive politicians have been around long enough running cities that some distinguishing characteristics can be noted,” Ms. Noonan advises.
• One is they don’t listen to anybody. To stop them you have to fire them.
• Another characteristic: They are more loyal to theory than to people.
• A final characteristic of progressive politicians is that they tend to be high-IQ stupid people. … They don’t understand that if an 18-year-old is repeatedly arrested for assaulting people on the street and repeatedly let go, his thought may not go in the direction of, “What a gracious and merciful society I live in, I will do more to live up to it.” It is more likely he will think, “I can assault anyone and get away with it. They are afraid of me.”
The end of the beginning
We date the beginning of the Progressive hegemony’s end as November 2021; that’s when the voters of Minneapolis voted down their city council’s Defund the Police post George Floyd. Also that year, Eric Adams was elected mayor of New York City, replacing the Woke Bill de Blasio. Virginia elected a Republican governor who outed critical race theory. Noted scribbler Andrew Sullivan observes that the Washington Post has amended the boilerplate favored by reporters even here in Madison: CRT is “not taught in K-12 classrooms, though the underlying ideas are part of lessons and policies in many places.” (Take note, Wisconsin State Journal.)
Andrew Sullivan contiunues: In the popular culture, the scolds are retreating. … The great Dave Chappelle is doing a new show with Chris Rock. Ricky Gervais and Bill Maher have challenged trans extremism — and thrived. …and the Depp/Heard defamation trial revealed the actual truth of domestic violence: it goes both ways.
Tucker can’t handle the truth!
We conservatives have our own missionary work. A Facebook “friend” believes Ashli Babbitt was “murdered” and that Police “invited” the woman and fellow insurrectionists into the U.S. Capitol on January 6. Why they needed to smash windows and bash police he cannot say. If progressives are censorious, so are Tucker Carlson and Sean Trumpitty. Here’s Jonah Goldberg:
Tucker Carlson believes the January 6 committee really is a big deal and that he was scared of just how newsworthy it might be — particularly to his own audience. How else can you explain the fact that his show ran for the whole hour without commercial interruption? … He couldn’t risk people flipping channels while Seb Gorka droned on about Relief Factor … to check out the hearing — even on Fox Business [which did carry the House committee].
Jonah Goldberg’s Bottom Line: “I don’t know what he thought we’d hear [Thursday] night, but he clearly thought his viewers had to be spared even a moment’s exposure to it.”