Telling Unethical Quote Of The Week: Elie Mystal

Elie Mystal

Joe Biden’s Inaugural Address calling for unity was extravagantly praised by the news media. Were they empty words of convenience? We shall see. The first clue will be whether Democrats allow the “snap impeachment” of President Trump to continue to become the unconstitutional spite trial of citizen Donald Trump. That just might be considered divisive. The likelihood is getting stronger even as the mainstream media is reporting that the siege of the Capitol had been planned in advance, so claiming that Trump “incited a riot” is false on its face….but this is what happens when the objective is just to accuse someone without bothering to wait for a thorough investigation.

Also working against “unity”—totalitarian regimes love unity; in fact, they insist on it—is the certainty that the mainstream news media will now constantly be parading its despicable double standards before the public daily. Seldom has blogger Ann Althouse, a moderate liberal who found herself defending a President she disliked almost as much as I did over the last four years, duplicated my thoughts more exactly than she did yesterday when she wrote in part,

I’m not watching the TV, not thinking about the inauguration. I’m uninterested in hearing analysis of the speeches, the poetry, the song-belting, the executive orders, the race-and-sex firsts. Bored by social media posts about how happy this or that person I follow happens to be about all those things. …The main reason I am averting my eyes is that I don’t want exposure to all the favorable, flattering media. The media were so awful to Trump, whatever he did. The sudden shift to bathing Biden in sunlight just feels so wrong to me. It seems sappy and patronizing. But I hope Biden does well, and I’ll be giving him a chance.”

Which is more than 99% of the AUC did with President Trump.

I have to object to the weak adjective “awful” to describe the full-on effort to destroy Presient Trump and misinform the public. Ann makes it sound like what was a serious and destructive attack on democracy was just rude. It was a hell of a lot worse than that.

Oh! I almost forgot about Elie. He’s the “justice correspondent” for the hard Left “The Nation,” and previously was the routinely anti-white racist, increasingly unhinged main columnist for Above the Law, which tells you all you really need to know about the trustworthiness of that legal gossip cyber-rag. It is just as unfair to use Elie’s vile thoughts to impugn all progressives as it is to pretend that the fools who stormed the Capitol are representative of Trump supporters, conservatives, or those who express doubts about the 2020 election. However, while conservatives and republicans were unanimous in condemning that riot, Elie’s perspective seems to be the dominant one among progressives and Democrats, as well as the Left’s favorite pundits, even as the new President calls for “unity.”

One way to ensure unity, of course, is to intimidate and crush dissenters and one’s “enemies.”

9 thoughts on “Telling Unethical Quote Of The Week: Elie Mystal

  1. Perhaps you should begin an ongoing Unity List of all the examples of disunity promoted by this administration, as there will certainly be many. Meanwhile, the msm will be beaming and gushing about all this unity around us and isn’t it so great that we have all this unity?

  2. The timing for this blog post is perfect, I just posted this on Facebook…

    Today’s definition is…

    PERSECUTE

    Merriam-Webster:
    To harass or punish in a manner designed to injure, grieve, or afflict specifically : to cause to suffer because of belief.

    Cambridge:
    To treat someone unfairly or cruelly over a long period of time because of their race, religion, or political beliefs, or to annoy someone by refusing to leave them alone.

    Oxford:
    Subject (someone) to hostility and ill-treatment, especially because of their race or political or religious beliefs.

    MacMillion:
    To treat someone extremely badly, or to refuse them equal rights, especially because of their race, religion, or political beliefs.

    If you observe persecution call it what it is even if you disagree or hate the one(s) being persecuted against, not to do so will bankrupt your moral character.

    Persecution is “politically correct” as long as the ones being persecuted are Republicans or Conservatives.

  3. Unity is one of those ephemeral phantasms one can chase but never reach. Much like rainbows. Part of the issue is even defining what we mean by unity. Unity of thought? Unity of action? Unity in certain areas, but not others? Unity in purpose, though not in method?

    Calls for unity, without any further clarification, may not be a polite term for suppression of all dissenting opinions, but it sure looks like it from the vantage of the other side. If people really want to foster unity, they need to step back and start with a broader objective: foster dialogue. If there’s one thing that has been infuriating the Right is how the Left cuts off any dialogue with the “Racists/Sexist/Homophobe/Transphobe/etc” labels that are directly intended to shutdown discourse.

    You can’t refute ideas if you never address their premises and conclusions. You can’t change hearts by making ad hominem accusations. And you can’t convince people to unify with you if they can’t make their voices heard. In fact, I think there might be some historic instance of people who felt they were not heard by their leadership rising up in insurrection to form their own independent entity…

    On the other hand, there is always unity in one thing: the grave.

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