This has set my entire schedule out of order. I can no longer trust the voices I used to trust.
I can't even, to be honest, tolerate most of Fox News, which seems to have become a wholly owned subsidiary of the GOPe, just as the rest of the channels are wholly owned subsidiaries of Leftist drivel.
What they all seem to have in common is a vituperous contempt for "others" with whom they disagree.
The "others," of course, are we who doggedly pay our own bills, go to church, who attempt to raise our children well in an increasingly nihilistic academic system and simply try to maintain sanity in a culture that is breaking apart at the seams.
Contempt oozes from the elite both right and left, and yet they do not seem to recognize their own absurdity.
Take, for example, this WaPo article entitled: "Don't Laugh: I have a serious reason for raising my cats gender-neutral."
After you finish laughing, you realize the young female (mais naturellement) WaPo editor is confused and quite sincere about never saying she/he again; rather, she, er, they prefer to use the very incorrect identifying pronoun they:
It is confusing. We’ve had gender drilled into us as part of language since we first heard adults talking when we were infants – decades of “he” and “she.”
But at the same time it’s necessary. People are coming to understand that not all of us fit into the “girl” box or the “boy” box. Those who don’t are claiming space to be who they are. We all need to find ways to acknowledge and respect that. My way of respecting it just happens to be raising my cats gender neutral. You can choose your own.One only wonders how many cats this young female will have when she's 50. Wild men may be blowing up Paris, etcetera, but she believes this is a necessary societal modification, the little miss insisting that calling a female cat "they" somehow alleviates the pain of being a transgendered person.
Speaking of pain, I don't suppose those who were blown up in Belgium will ever feel the pain of having to witness #TheChalkening of the Donald Trump campaign.
What's disheartening at this political juncture is that the folks on the right side of the aisle have fallen into the bullying, declaring these months out that they prefer to vote for a liar, a criminal, a person who puts our nation's security at risk such as Hillary Clinton rather than vote for Donald Trump, who has mysteriously disappeared from the political landscape for a few days, presumably to retool his approach to persuade the Jonah Goldbergs of the world that he is worthy of their vote.
Here's a good take on those "educated" among us who believe they know better than all of us stupids. Though the writer references liberal elitists, this could just as well be observations of a right wing elitist:
See, the purpose of a bumper sticker is to get into the vision of the following cars.On more than one occasion my essays for The Imaginative Conservative have been inspired by bumper stickers. Many moons ago, for instance, I wrote “The Wisdom and Wickedness of Women” in response to seeing a bumper sticker declaring that “Well Behaved Women Do Not Make History.” Recently, sitting in traffic, I saw this very same bumper sticker on the car in front of me, beside another which declared the following: “What you call the Liberal Elite, we call being well-educated.” The juxtaposition of these two stickers, carefully selected by the car’s owner to teach me a lesson, set me thinking. I might even say that it taught me a valuable lesson, though not the lesson that my neighbor in the car in front of me meant to teach me.
If you make the mistake of actually discussing the content of said bumper sticker, you can guarantee not only an argument, but a defiantly offended visage suggesting "How dare you question my bumper sticker? These are my personal beliefs and you have no right to even discuss the topic!" (True story.)
Yes, even the right wing has decided they know better than all of us stupids out here: take, for example, the dustup created by The Conservative Treehouse who suggested right wing talking heads are having their pockets lined for opposing Trump. If you read the article, you'll be convinced that no one has clean hands these days.
If anyone suggests Trump might more effectively defend this country than the connivers we have lined up for their turn at POTUS, they are quickly shelved, labeled _______ (racist, etcetera) but most of all ignorant.
Because, you know, they all know best and you're stupid.
Never forget that.
I once received a group email forwarded from a young friend who cited overall state SAT averages as proof that "blue" (ie liberal) states are so much smarter than "red" (conservative) states; of course, the email originated with a liberal, was forwarded by a liberal, is based on tests written by liberals not to mention incorrectly assessed and applied by liberals to data based on liberals' assumptions.
Yet somehow this young lady has the brilliant notion that this email proves how much smarter her crowd is than anyone who disagrees.
Haven't they noticed they are shouting in an echo chamber loaded with the stench of a stinking pile of detritus?
Not to mention a peer reviewed stinking pile of detritus.
And they say we're the stupid ones.