I really do wonder at what point the vast majority of Americans who have not become irreversibly deranged by the confluence of the Trump Freakout, the George Floyd Freakout, the Trans Freakout ,the Wuhan Virus Freakout and the Roe Reversal Freakout sharply slap their foreheads “I could have had a V8!” style and ask, “Why are we letting these unstable, untrustworthy people dominate our discourse and manipulate our culture?”
For the provocation keep escalating. The Washington Post’s editors actually thought that a Poe’s Law evoking piece headlined “My name is a Confederate monument, so I cross it out when I write it” was worthy of publication. In an orgy of narcissism, U.S. history-hatred and virtue-signalling, a writer named Bayard Woods saluted his ridiculous habit of crossing out his own name, which he says, “had stood as a Confederate monument over every story I had ever written.” See, the Bayards and the Woodses had owned slaves. By this brilliant logic, I should cross out my name too, since Chief Justice John Marshall was a slaveholder and “Jack” honors Jack the Ripper.
The ashamed to exist author writes,
Since before Reconstruction, Black Americans have thrown off “slave names,” but I had never read or heard about White people addressing our enslaver names. But I knew I could no longer carry mine innocently, so I decided to try to grapple with what it represents.I quickly realized that, though I could no longer bear my name — which I share with my Trump-supporting father, who died last year — I could not change it either. To change it would only continue the coverup that kept me from recognizing its reality. And any name I chose would probably be just as fraught as my own.
He had to get that gratuitous anti-Trump slap in there of course; it’s obligatory for virtue-signalers. Read the whole silly thing if you dare; I felt my brains oozing out of my ears the further I went into it.
But here’s the beauty part. The Washington Post, the newspaper that has as its pompous motto “Democracy dies in darkness,” cut off comments on the article and took out the handful that had been posted because even its predictably progressive patrons were tearing this Great Stupid classic to shreds. The Post now says that comments are closed, and that there were no comments.
This is the extreme American Left. This is the mentality of the party and politicians running our government, schools, colleges, and professions. This is the mainstream media that is dedicated to advancing the agenda, narratives and values of the extreme American Left. This is their version of democracy: indoctrination reinforced by censorship.
Of course it’s unethical; its also dangerous and destructive. But this is the Great Stupid, and it continues to roll on…