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Leftist Lexicon Word of the Week

The news out of Hollywood these days reads like an Anthony Weiner fanfic. Celebrities, producers, and directors are being slapped with accusations of sexual misconduct at a rate that boggles the mind, but keeps tabloids and their online contemporaries very happy.

Now, what does any of this have to do with politics, you might ask. The answer can be found in three little words: listen and believe. The judges would have also accepted “bat shit crazy.” To give a bit of context, modern feminists developed the concept of listen and believe as a means to help women come forward with allegations of sexual misconduct against men. With the current situation in Hollywood, however, it may not be a good time for feminists to mention it.

Which means it’s the perfect time for us to talk about it.

listen and believe

What the Left believes it means – taking a woman’s allegations of rape, sexual assault, and sexual misconduct seriously by paying attention and accepting what she says as true

What it really means – Screw due process! The allegation is more important than the facts!

As serious as allegations of sexual assault/misconduct and rape are, it should be common sense to take our time and sift through the evidence to verify the validity of the allegations. Unfortunately, the Left isn’t on speaking terms with common sense these days. Hence, listen and believe.

On the surface, it’s easy to grasp the need to listen to sexual assault victims. These men and women are fragile and may be frightened out of their minds at the prospect of having to open up to anyone about what amounts to the worst possible violation of one’s self. It’s important we do listen. But believing them without a second thought? That’s a little dangerous in today’s society where lying is acceptable to more and more people and narcissism is at an all time high.

And there is no better way to get positive attention for yourself than to be a victim, or pretend to be one.

That’s where listen and believe comes into play. It feeds into a person’s ego to not just be heard, but to automatically be seen as credible without having to go through the efforts to build credibility. After all, there’s Tweeting about celebrities to do, and that’s soooooo much more important than the truth!

That brings us back around to Hollyweird. The Left has it on lockdown, and it is safe to say they would agree with the concept of listen and believe as a means to fight the patriarchy or some such. Ah, but now…well, let’s just say there might be a few more Leftists who are rethinking whether it’s a good idea to be believed merely by making an allegation. It might lead to the need for a SuperMax prison in Beverly Hills otherwise.

Wait. If accusations would be enough to get someone thrown in jail, I could prevent Michael Bay from ever making another movie! And wouldn’t that be a win-win for everyone?

Seriously, the current situation in Hollywood reveals the main problem with listen and believe: it seems to be ideologically driven. The end goal of modern feminists isn’t equality, as they claim ad nauseum. Their end goal is the marginalization of men, even men who support modern feminism, and listen and believe helps bring about that end goal. If all you need to do to make men look like Bill Clinton on Spanish Fly and Viagra is to get enough people to believe it by playing on their emotions, modern feminists will jump at that chance every single time.

Except when it comes to powerful allies like…oh, I don’t know…Hollywood big wigs. Modern feminists beat the drum of an epidemic of campus rape more than Neil Peart during a solo, but not many have come forward to denounce the Hollywood Left when there’s more actual evidence of sexual misconduct there than there is on college campuses today.

Waiting for modern feminists to be vocal and consistent on a matter like this is like waiting for Hillary Clinton to blame herself for her 2016 Presidential loss. It may happen, but I wouldn’t hold my breath waiting for it to happen.

In the meantime, we can put our time to good use by insisting on following the rule of law instead of the rule of an emotional mob. Once anyone is accused of sexual assault/misconduct, there is often irreparable damage to that person’s reputation, so it’s vital we get the facts right the first time. When we deviate from that standard, it doesn’t end well.

Just ask Rolling Stone.

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Leftist Lexicon Word of the Week

Summer is here, and with it comes summer blockbusters coming to a theater or drive-in near you. One of the early offerings is “Wonder Woman” based on the comic book character of the same name. So far, reviews have been overwhelmingly positive, and more than one modern feminist has seen the film as a statement of female empowerment. After all, it’s rare to see a strong female character in films (provided, of course, you ignore all of the strong female characters prior to Wonder Woman, but I digress). As a result, there have been a number of women-only showings of the film.

Enter conservative commentator Stephen Miller. He heard about a women-only showing of the film at a local Alamo Drafthouse and bought a ticket. As you might expect, modern feminists were so empowered as to publicly criticize him for doing it (even though ticket sales to the event would be going to Planned Parenthood). These feminists said they needed a safe space to enjoy Wonder Woman away from men.

Boy, this is confusing. If there were only someone committed to helping people understand the Leftist mindset and their use of certain buzzwords…oh, wait!

empowerment

What the Left thinks it means – strength derived from feeling the ability to take action

What it really means – allowing Leftists to play both victim and victimizer when it suits their needs

The funny thing about power is everyone has some degree of it in certain situations. You may be a successful Wall Street banker living in a mansion, but when you have plumbing problems, you might need to cede power over addressing the problems to some guy who barely got out of high school, but has a knack for fixing pipes. If you wanted to invest in stocks, however, Mr. Wall Street is the guy you’d want to contact. Not that the plumber wouldn’t be a stock wizard on the side, but it’s as likely as David Duke getting a BET Award.

Leftists don’t think of power in that way. They see power as being limited to a certain person (usually a white man) or group of people (usually white men), so in order for them to feel empowered, they have to take a swipe at what they see as the power structure to take back their power. To put it another way, Leftists use the power they have to take back power they never had from people who weren’t denying them power in the first place. And all in the name of “empowerment.”

Excuse me, but I’m going to need a drink or twelve to make sense of this.

The victim mentality is prevalent in Leftist circles because it is a blanket excuse for everything. Are you a member of antifa trying to get out of taking responsibility for burning cars and beating up alleged Nazis? You’re a victim of a fascist power structure! Are you a member of Black Lives Matter looking for an excuse to burn and loot? You’re a victim of a racist power structure! Are you a woman wanting to got to a women-only showing of a popular movie? You’re the victim of the patriarchy! If you’re a minority (or in the case of Leftist women, a majority with an inferiority complex), you are automatically entered into the victimhood sweepstakes where first prize is a free ride in life! And there is a political party that will make sure you get everything you think you deserve for sticking it to “The Man”! All you need to do is give up any idea you have power and vote for that party’s candidates unerringly!

Meanwhile in the real world, these “victims” are only victims of their own stupidity because they fail to recognize they already have the power to act, think, feel, and make their own decisions. As tempting as it is to let someone else worry about the details of your life, there is security in autonomy. Sure, you’ll have to put on your big boy pants and take responsibility for yourself, but you have more of a chance of calling the shots than if you were an overgrown ward of the state. Any political party or ideology where you have to give up your autonomy isn’t empowering; it’s enslaving.

True empowerment comes from recognizing what we bring to the table and being unafraid to gamble on ourselves. Granted, a man going to a women-only showing of a movie isn’t exactly D-Day, but it’s still a step in the right direction of personal empowerment. And note the word “personal.” Empowerment starts and ends with you. No politician can give it to you, nor can any government program subsidize it. You are the Alpha and Omega of your own power, so use it, for the love of Pete!

As for the modern feminists offended by Miller’s actions, here’s a pro tip. If you need a safe space to cope with someone else being empowered, you’re not empowered. You’re a wimp that makes Pee Wee Herman look like Chuck Norris. Plus, you really need to figure out what empowerment actually is because what you’re doing isn’t it.

And if you’re a modern feminist reading this and getting upset that a white man is calling you out, go ahead and vent. I am empowered enough to let you vent and not listen to a thing you say.

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Leftist Lexicon Word of the Week

Are you a man (or play one on TV)? Then, you might be guilty of…toxic masculinity! Which is…well, I don’t actually know, but it has to be bad. I mean, it has the word “toxic” in it, and there aren’t that many good things that are toxic. So, naturally, we should be against toxic masculinity.

Wellllll…let’s just do a bit of digging and find out, shall we?

toxic masculinity
What the Left thinks it means: when men act like sexist, ignorant jerks

What it really means: assuming men are sexist ignorant jerks, even when they aren’t

As you might have guessed, toxic masculinity comes from the wonderful world of modern feminism. And, as you might have guessed, it’s as full of crap as modern feminism is.

Recently, a YouTuber named Jonathan McIntosh put out a video explaining toxic masculinity and how pop culture pushes it. What were two of examples? Biff from “Back to the Future” and James Bond. Let’s see…a fictional character in a movie set in the 1950s…and a fictional character in a movie set in the 1960s…and on these, we’re to make a correlation with life in the 2010s…yep, seems legit!

Now, we should be fair to Mr. McIntosh and give his position the thoughtful consideration it deserves. Okay, now that we’re done with that, let’s continue with the mocking.

In the video, many of the characteristics of toxic masculinity could apply to women. Let’s take competitiveness, for example. In McIntosh’s view, men compete with each other out of fear of not being seen as masculine enough. After all, if you don’t win, you’re a sissypants. Then again, Tom Brady is a winner and he’s definitely a sissypants.

Here’s the thing. Women compete, too. The Rio Olympics going on right now are a great example of women showing off their competitive nature, but you don’t have to go to Rio to see this. All you need to do is go out on a weekend. Women squeeze into the tightest dresses, the highest high heels, and the skimpiest outfits just to try to land the hottest guys in the bar. And when another woman tarts herself out like that, the claws come out.

If you think that’s sexist, you’re only partially right. Not all women do this, but there are enough who do that would skew the results just a tad. Women compete with each other all the time, especially when they’re young. The same applies to men, especially when they’re young, old, or drunk. Yet, we’re supposed to believe the masculine version is toxic while the feminine version is okay? Sorry, Jonathan, but I’m not buying it.

But surely that’s not his only point, right? Nope! He also includes emotional detachment as a trait of toxic masculinity. Apparently, he’s never dated some of my ex-girlfriends.

The rest of McIntosh’s list isn’t much better. Additional traits include aggression, intimidation, violence, sexual objectification, and predatory sexuality. Or as most college students call it, the weekend.

Now, what do all of these traits have in common. If you answered “they were compiled by a dumbass,” you’d be right, but that’s not the answer we’re looking for now. The common thread is they’re practiced by both genders. (And, yes, I mean both genders, meaning two. Got it Tumblr Toddlers?) Aggressive? Ronda Rousey comes to mind. Intimidation? See Ronda Rousey. Sexual objectification? Magic Mike. Predatory sexuality? Isn’t that what “Sex In the City” was?

So, if the traits of toxic masculinity can apply to both genders, why is it only considered toxic masculinity? That’s the way current feminism works. When a man does it, it’s horrible, but when a woman does it, it’s empowering. And if we had a way to turn all that BS into energy, we’d be energy independent in microseconds.

Look, being masculine isn’t perfect, but it’s a hell of a lot better than hating yourself for being male. And, no, it’s not toxic, at least not until you drink enough beer and eat enough beans.

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This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things

Earlier this week, Twitter permanently banned Milo Yiannopoulos due to alleged Terms of Service violations. For those of you who haven’t been following along because you have a life, Milo has run afoul of Twitter before, but somehow this was the last straw.

And what was his crime? To hear Twitter describe it, it was harassing Leslie Jones, a star of the recent “Ghostbusters” reboot. In reviewing the Tweet logs, however, Milo didn’t really break the Terms of Service, but many of his supporters did by posting pictures of apes to Jones. There was also a possibly Photoshopped Tweet of something Jones allegedly posted, but didn’t.

Granted, I’m not on Twitter. (Too many twits on there, you know.) But what I do understand is Twitter is a private company, so the calls that Twitter are denying Milo his First Amendment right of freedom of speech to prevail in this case are not really applicable. Twitter, like any other online service, can make up their own rules and apply them as they see fit. Of course, that begs the question of how they apply their own rules.

Not very well.

The fact ISIS/ISIL and Black Lives Matter both retain their Twitter statuses for doing and saying far worse than Milo has is telling. Maybe if he starts beheading people or calling for the death of police officers Twitter will let him back on…

Seriously, what Twitter has done is egregious, but well within their rights to do. The Twitterverse has already established a couple of hashtags to protest Twitter’s decision, one of the hashtags being #FreeMilo. Twitter, being the social media geniuses they are, shut down the #FreeMilo hashtag. I guess the time they removed Milo’s verified status on Twitter didn’t teach them anything after many of his followers changed their profile pictures to ones of Milo himself.

But the icing on this crap cake comes in the form of Leftist Tweeters applauding Twitter’s decision, citing “hate speech” as their justification. Well, that’s a problem because when you start banning hate speech, it always goes underground until such time as it becomes acceptable again. By leaving it in the open, you can see the true hatred and act accordingly. For example, I tend to avoid Leftists altogether in online forums because inevitably their high-minded rhetoric will turn into the very hate they claim resides only on the Right. Need proof? Talk to Alan Keyes, Herman Caine, and other black Republicans/conservatives about how they’re treated by the “tolerant” Left.

Twitter’s double standards about their standards isn’t a good look for them, and it’s going to hurt them more than they think. That’s, of course, assuming they do think, which given their recent track record with Milo alone is suspect. Personally, I think Milo is better off without Twitter, but Twitter needs people like him to justify their draconian double standard.

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Leftist Lexicon Word of the Week

Greetings one and all, and welcome to the inaugural edition of the Leftist Lexicon Word of the Week!

If you’re like me (and if you are, I’m sorry), you go big or you go home. Or you go big and go home. Or maybe you go to Big’s home…oh, you get the idea! This week’s dip into the Leftist Lexicon is one of the Big Kahunas of the Leftist world.

The f-word. (No, not that f-word, you naughty little monkeys!) This f-word:

Feminism

What the Left says it means: economic, social, and political equality between men and women (Essentially, a definition so vanilla it is poisonous to humans in its pure form.)

What it really means: a movement that believes men suck, but should still have to pay for everything

Yes, ladies and gentlemen, current feminist dogma believes all men (including the men who support current feminist dogma) are scum. In fact, SCUM (the Society for Cutting Up Men) happens to be a real group that some feminists agree with! Wow. We’ve gone from burning bras to burning men over an open spit within a few decades.

But surely not all feminists are that extreme, right? Nah. The ones who want to cut up men are few and far between. Of course, there are feminists who want to kill, enslave, or put men in camps away from women. Whew! And I was afraid we wouldn’t find any reasonable feminists!

Granted, these are extreme examples. Most current feminists, especially those who believe in what is called “Third Wave Feminism”, don’t go as far as SCUM does. They do, however, find men to be as useful as Cliff’s Notes for a drug test. Oh, sure, they’ll use men to get ahead, but they don’t actually consider them to be equals or anything! That would be sexist because it would give in to the patriarchy!

Let that sink in for a moment. Considering men to be equals is sexist because it gives men power, which according to current feminist dogma they already have all of to start with. That’s like…oh, I don’t know…saying Black Lives Matter isn’t racist, but saying All Lives Matter is. Good thing we don’t have anybody who believes that, right?

(Don’t worry. I plan to tackle patriarchy in a future edition of the Leftist Lexicon Word of the Week.)

A facet of modern feminism is a desire to control everything so the truth doesn’t get out about just how screwed up feminism has become. Not to mention, if they control everything, they get to dictate how others should live their lives. Of course, they would need to get a handle on what they actually believe outside of “We want to control everything.”

Two great examples of just how screwed up current feminist dogma is can be found in two seemingly unrelated subjects: Slut Walks and video games. The former is a movement supported by feminists to take back “slut” and make it empowering instead of insulting. The latter has many of the same feminists who support Slut Walks howling in disgust at how women are portrayed in video games. Often this disgust is boiled down to video game women being scantily-dressed or without any real defining characteristics to make them seem real.

In other words, feminists love sluts marching in public, but not scrolling across television screens in video games (which, by the way, I’m sure they don’t really play that much). And nobody within the feminist movement today sees the contradiction. But that’s what feminism has become: one mass of man-disdaining contradictions.

Kinda reminds me of a couple of old girlfriends I had…

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