Leftist Lexicon Word of the Week

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If you’ve noticed more rainbows recently, you might think it’s due to all the rain in the Midwest or people protesting the opening of a new Chick fil A. June is Gay Pride Month, so members of the LGBTQABCEASYAS123 community will be out and about letting their Pride flags fly.

And along with that, a Leftist agenda.

Not every LBGTQ person is a Leftist, but the idea has been hijacked by the Left, which makes it a great addition to the Lexicon.

gay pride

What the Left thinks it means – a celebration of gay people and a force to bring equality for them

What it really means – a sense of pride stemming from trying to separate people

Leftists look at everyone in terms of labels: what color you are, what gender you are, what color of wine you drink when insulting Trump supporters, and so on. That helps them make decisions about who they’re dealing with quickly and without much effort. And once they label a person, it gives them a sense they control the person or people being labeled. Combine that with the Left’s natural tendency to believe they know what’s best for everyone, and you have a recipe for intellectual domination.

This is especially true of the gay rights movement. Leftists think they know what’s best for gays and at least try to appear to support them, including appearing at Pride rallies. They support legislative remedies to what they see are “gay problems,” support judicial remedies, and back candidates who are friendly to the gay rights movement or are gay themselves. And who is on record in support of gay pride? You guessed it. Canadians. Oh, and Leftists, too.

Where problems arise is when you look at the source of pride itself. The popular line of thought today is that being gay is genetic, meaning it’s out of our control, which means gay pride is taking pride at something you didn’t and couldn’t plan on. Like…oh, I don’t know…having brown hair because it runs in your family. Yet, I don’t see any Brunette Pride rallies being formed because it’s no big deal ultimately. The Left wants to treat gay people as though they’re Fabrige unicorns, rare and delicate, which makes it harder for people to see gays as anything but and helps Leftists make the argument that they’re oppressed and need protection.

In other words, creating oppression out of little for fun, profit, and, oh yes, votes.

To hear Leftists talk, gays of all backgrounds are in danger because of the mean ole GOP who wants to take extreme measures to prevent them from existing. Just listen to how they treat Vice President Mike Pence based on well-spun narratives with little to no basis in fact. Yet, in spite of the barbed rhetoric to the contrary, Vice President Pence has been cordial to gay people he’s encountered. Whatever he believes doesn’t prevent him from treating gay people as, well, people.

This is where the separation part comes into play. By creating imaginary oppression and casting anyone outside of Leftist circles as the enemy, Leftists have forced gays to choose between the Leftist hivemind and being ostracized like Pence. And when the Left offers gays the illusion of happiness, it’s hard to say no. It’s even harder when they see how Leftists treat non-Leftist gays. Let’s just say marching in every Pride parade from now until the end of the world (or 12 years, whichever comes first) won’t absolve the Left’s homophobia where conservatives gays are concerned.

This alone should be enough to make gay people question how deep the Left’s commitment to gay pride is. Passing legislation or getting favorable judicial rulings on same sex marriages don’t mean much if the people behind them don’t respect gays as people. And, from where I sit, the Left doesn’t give one-tenth of one shit about gays as people. They see you as tokens to move around a game board as they see fit. Meanwhile, outside of a handful of hateful religious types like the Westboro Baptist Church, most people don’t care if you’re gay. They just want you to be good people. That’s it.

And, let me just say you’re not doing any favors with some of the antics at and after Pride parades. Assless chaps may make you feel empowered, but they’re scaring the normal folks into creating a negative stereotype of all gays, lesbians, trans people, and so on. The biggest enemy of gay pride is the gay pride movement itself. Most groups have swallowed the Leftist Kool Aid like it was their last drink before hiking through Death Valley, so they will advance agendas that have little to nothing to do with actually being gay while letting the outliers be the only thing people see.

My approach to gay pride is simple: I don’t care. If you’re proud of being gay, then be proud and proclaim it any way you see fit. However, when you do that, remember what you say and do will get amplified by people who oppose you or wish to use you as a means to an end. Put simply, one can be proud of who and what you are without turning it into a Robert Mapplethorpe LARP.

The great irony in gay pride, or any pride for that matter, is in how public some people feel it needs to be in order to be respected. To me, pride is like being a badass: if you have to advertise it, you’re not one. Using gay pride to build bridges between the heterosexual and homosexual worlds is a great place to start. Not everyone will be thrilled, but most people will accept you as you are as long as you’re willing to do the same. That’s what the Left doesn’t want the gay pride movement to know, and it’s obvious why. As long as gay people feel ashamed or scared, the Left can always swoop in and be a white knight, and once they do, they will hold that over your heads for the rest of your lives.

It really doesn’t matter to me if you’re gay, straight, bi, trans, queer, pansexual, potsexual, polysexual, asexual, or just there. Just be a decent human being and I’ll respect you and try to be and do the same to you. From personal observation, that seems to be what most people want, no matter what gender you like to have sex with.

So, to the gay pride supporters out there, I hope you have a great month and I wish you the best. Now, I have to get ready for my Brunette Pride rally next month.

When Aesop Wrote Non-Fiction

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I’ve noticed a trend in Leftist Twitter these days: the use of anecdotes to underscore a political point. For those of you unfamiliar with the term, an anecdote is a story designed to lead to a conclusion that may or may not be known to the audience. A good example of this would be Aesop’s fables, where the stories built up to a moral (and to more than a few freaky dreams by your humble correspondent after taking old school NyQuil).

Granted, Aesop’s fables aren’t meant to be taken literally. A talking fox wanting a bunch of grapes too high for him to reach isn’t plausible. Now, a talking pig, that I can believe! Of course, it would have to be some pig for that to happen, but I digress. The issue I have is the Left’s use of anecdotes don’t even rise to the level of believing talking animals are real.

A recent example came from noted Leftist feminist Jessica Valenti. Recently she tweeted a waitress came over and gave her a free dessert because the waitress was a fan of Valenti’s, and that impressed her eight-year-old daughter while underscoring how good feminism can be. Naturally, many people threw the brown challenge bullshit flag on the tweet and questioned whether it actually happened, which caused Valenti to lament on Twitter about how horrible it can be to post real stuff like that on Twitter.

Here’s the problem I have with it. It sounds way too much like other anecdotal tweets from Leftists. All the stories seem to involve a child or some other unnamed person saying or doing something in the Leftists’ presence that just so happens to coincide with an issue Leftists are promoting. Let’s try to create our own MadLibs Leftist Tweet!

Today, I was (everyday action) when a (non-specific term for a person) came up to me and (expression of emotion). (Pronoun for non-specific person) said, “(short statement about current event/cause).” That inspired me to (active verb involving current event/issue). (General statement in favor of position/cause)

Even if the stories were true, they far too often fall into the pattern I provided above. Although it may get those readers who are more emotional or ideologically aligned with the Left, it leaves a lot of us outside of that bubble wondering what the truth really is. Maybe Valenti’s eight year old daughter really thought feminism was cool because of her mom getting a free dessert, but let’s look at the other side of the coin for a moment. Jessica Valenti got a free dessert because of who she was, not necessarily because of any accomplishment worthy of a free dessert. What kind of message does that actually send? It’s okay to get free stuff if you’re on the right side of an issue? (Come to think of it, that’s pretty much the Left’s 2020 Presidential platform.)

Another issue I have is the person who makes the statement about the current event/cause always seems to be someone you wouldn’t normally expect to be so intellectually deep. That’s not to say there aren’t some smart eight year olds, taxi drivers, or airline attendants out there, but the odds of these people a) knowing who these Leftists are, b) being brave enough to approach them, c) giving such a perfect statement in line with the Leftists’ beliefs, and d) having all of that appear in a mundane setting at the right time tends to be on the “not even Fox Mulder believes you” side of the scale.

Look, I get the Left wants us to believe the issues they care about are important, but these unbelievable stories aren’t helping the matter. Emotional appeals work. They don’t replace actual reasoning, though. If anything, emotions are anathema to reason. And if you Leftists are telling the truth in these all-too-familiar anecdotes, maybe do a bit more to vary the narrative. Most of us don’t like leftovers when it comes to food. What makes you think we like them in our politics?

Leftist Lexicon Word of the Week

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Welcome back, my friends, to the blog series that never ends…

I hope you all have a happy Thanksgiving, especially if you had to spend it with Left-leaning relatives. I know they mean well, but hearing diatribes on the current rise white nationalism in America over Grandma’s stuffing is enough to ruin just about anyone’s appetites.

The Left has figured out a way to turn a holiday meant to celebrate the good things in our lives and turn it into a Whine-A-Palooza where everything is problematic, political and ideological stands must be taken, and the worst possible thing you can do is spend time with family who might have different beliefs than you do. It’s almost as if they can’t count their blessings because they don’t see them (while simultaneously being able to see white privilege everywhere even when it doesn’t exist). Why does the Left hate Thanksgiving so much? I’m glad you asked!

Thanksgiving

What the Left thinks it means – a racist holiday based on the subjugation and near extinction of Native Americans at the hands of white people

What it really means – a holiday based at least in part on the fact socialism sucks

We’re going to go into a bit of history here, kids, so make sure you have a beverage and some truck stop speed for this one. After the Pilgrims landed on Plymouth Rock (and exchanged insurance information afterwards), they had an idea. They decided to share everything they had and produced on their own. This idea was codified in the Mayflower Compact, and it worked great for a while. Then, winter came, along with numerous illnesses, and the Pilgrims had to make a choice: continue to live in abject starvation and limp through, or change their approach. Considering we still have stories about Pilgrims today, I think we can safely assume they chose the latter.

The Thanksgiving tradition came about after that rough first year and was meant to commemorate their survival and to acknowledge the divine providence that helped them survive and keep the peace with Native American tribes. Not to mention the Dallas Cowboys played the Green Bay Packers that year, so a good time was had by all.

Since that time, whites and Native Americans haven’t always been the best of friends, due in part to bad treaties, worse diplomacy, and the wholesale slaughter of people on both sides of that divide. These events are a part of our history and should be acknowledged. Having said that, Thanksgiving just isn’t the time to bring up that sort of history, mainly and especially because the Pilgrims had nothing really to do with what their descendants did generations later.

So, why do Leftists bring up the entire sorted history at Thanksgiving? Grievance politics and white-knighting, to put it simply.

The first is easy to understand when you think like a Leftist (not that I recommend it, mind you). A Leftist is in a constant state of outrage, depression, and general bad spirits because they see the world as unfair due to powers well beyond their control. So, when they see something that causes offense, they feel they have to speak up about it, whether it be through marching and wearing ridiculous hats that look like female genitalia or screaming at the tops of their lungs or destroying public and private property because reasons. To them, the fact they’re upset overrules any and all other perspectives. In other words, Leftists act like toddlers.

As for the white-knighting, that stems from the aforementioned grievance politics and gets mixed with a major superiority/savior complex to create the idea only Leftists can speak for Native Americans. And, by extension, they are the only ones who can take offense on behalf of Native Americans. Remember the controversy surrounding the Washington Redskins a few years ago? Guess who were primarily the ones taking offense. That’s right: white Leftists. Sure, there were some Native Americans who parroted the Left’s talking points, but they were outnumbered by whites trying to “help” them. Hmmm…isn’t that what got Native Americans and whites to hate each other in the first place?

With the current political environment, we may not be able to stop people from putting white people on trial every Thanksgiving, but we can do a few things to lessen the stress these folks bring to the holiday. First, make sure you know the facts. Leftist arguments work primarily on emotional reactions, so if you stick to the facts, you won’t be persuaded. Second, decide on how you want to respond. If your family enjoys healthy discussion over cranberries, don’t be afraid to speak up. If not, let the Leftist in the family speak his or her mind and look like the asshole. Finally, stick to your plan, no matter what. Leftists will try to rattle you so you’ll engage and make mistakes because you let your feelings run away with you. The easiest way to counter that is…just ignore them. Leftists hate when they’re ignored almost as much as they hate being mocked. By refusing to fall for their bait, you deny them your emotional response to their emotional tirades and you ultimately win by not playing their game at all.

In the meantime, enjoy your leftovers!

Acosta – Enemy of Women

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CNN “journalist” Jim Acosta clearly assaulted a young woman intern at the White House just before he lost his press pass. He didn’t loose that pass because of his Leftist views and hatred of our President. He lost it because he assaulted a woman and deserved to loose it.

Now we see the true colors of the Left. They claim that they are the ones that want to protect women from evil men who would do them harm. But in truth that is not what they want. If it was they would be up in arms about the assault on the young intern at the White House. But because she works for President Trump and it was a Leftist that did the assault. They turn a blind eye and scream things about how the President is assaulting the 1st Amendment right of a free press.

The of course is something I will write about later. But the point here in this article is to speak the truth of Jim Acosta’s assault. He needs to be barred from not only the White House by anywhere young women are present. He needs assault charges leveled at him from the intern and backed by the full power of the White House where she was employed as an intern.

This assault on women and culture of rape needs to come to an end. Especially because most of those who are guilty have been proven to be Leftists and Democratic party members. The very ones who state they are out to protect women. Liars all of them.

Lunacy over Kavanaugh

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It is absolute lunacy. The Marxists in Congress continue to assault the dignity and reputation of Mr. Kavanaugh. 1st it was an attempted sexual assault in high school. The 2nd allegation was exposing himself at college, and a woman accidentally touching his exposed penis. And now, Mr. Kavanaugh is accused of participating in giving high school girls drugs at parties and gang-rapping them. Come on. Really?

Each of these tales get wilder than the one before it. Of course the Leftist loonies believe that a man who is accused of any sexual misconduct is automatically guilty and must prove his innocence if they want to give him that opportunity. But usually he is guilty and should be removed from society without due process.

But that rule doesn’t apply to those men who are Leftists themselves. Like Ted Kennedy, Bill Clinton, and many members of the Democratic Party in Congress who have settled out of court with their victims and never proclaimed their innocence at all.

Of course come Mr. Kavanaugh’s confirmation vote in the Senate on Friday. There will probably be another allegation brought up against him. Maybe the Leftists will report that Mr. Kavanaugh really is someone else who has done all these things that we thought was in prison or even never caught. Thus making his whole life a lie.

Funny though that in the SIX FBI background investigations that have happened during Mr. Kavanaugh’s political career that NONE of these things have ever been discovered.

A Tale of Two Catastrophies

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When you really think about it (and I do because I really have no life), the confirmation hearings for potential Supreme Court Justice Brett “the Hitman” Kavanaugh are shaping up to be much bigger than whether Kavanaugh gets fitted for a robe before Christmas and whether he’ll carpool with Ruth Bader Ginsburg. There are high stakes here for both sides, and eventually there will be winners and losers. Oddly enough, the Left seems to be full of losers, both in the confirmation hearings and in general, but there’s one loss they haven’t considered yet, and given how much time they’ve spent on it, I’m surprised (well, not really) they have overlooked it.

Over the past several months, Leftists have loudly defended the FBI against attacks from President Donald Trump. According to them, it is traitorous to question the loyalty and competency of the men and women who work for the FBI (Lisa Page, Peter Strzok and James Comey, notwithstanding). You couldn’t swing a dead cat and not hit a Leftist voicing support for the FBI or without getting in trouble with PETA.

For some reason, though, the loud Leftist voices have gone silent. Is it because the issue is dead? Not really. President Trump still has concerns, at least some of them valid, at how the FBI conducts itself. Although the frequency of his Tweets on the matter have decreased somewhat, the animosity is still there. But something else is going on that has to do with the FBI: Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing and the controversy surrounding it.

To put it mildly, Leftists have jumped on the allegations against Kavanaugh like Rosie O’Donnell on an all-you-can-eat buffet line. Now, here’s where the plot thickens like the aforementioned O’Donnell’s blood after said buffet. Kavanaugh has had six, count ‘em, six background checks done up to and including the Supreme Court. Who conducted these checks?

If you guessed the FBI, you would be correct. If you guessed anything else, you don’t get to move on to the lightning round, you don’t get a year’s supply of Rice A Roni or Turtle Wax, and you don’t even get a lousy edition of the home game. However, you do get a trip around the world as Regis Philbin’s travel buddy.

Six FBI background checks, and not a single shred of evidence linking Kavanaugh to the sexual assaults he’s been accused of. This leads to two possible conclusions. One, there is nothing there that would support the allegations, and two, the FBI missed the same signs six times. Both have the potential to rock the Left to its core, but the latter makes it harder to operate in my opinion because of the remedy they’ve suggested to address the allegations against Kavanaugh: have the FBI open an investigation on whether he sexually assaulted women.

To put it another way, the Left wants the same people who conceivably overlooked the same issues multiple times to look into a situation they conceivably overlooked multiple times. That’s like trusting Hans Blix to find WMDs in Iraq…oh, wait.

The Left is forced into a Kobiashi Maru of their own making. Either they trust the FBI to investigate Kavanaugh while ignoring the six previous times they did just that, or they have to admit the FBI was right all along, thus negating the need for another investigation.

But let’s not tell them just yet. I want to see the looks on their faces when they watch their pro-FBI rhetoric explode in their faces.

Leftist Lexicon Word of the Week

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The annuls of human history is rife with stories of people competing for different titles and accolades. Olympic athletes train to win a gold medal. Scientifically minded students strive to win a blue ribbon at a science fair. Farm kids work year-round to have their livestock named best in show.

And in Leftist circles, they compete to see how “woke” they are.

Although no one has figured out a way to measure how woke someone is (or how to commercialize it or turn it into an annual award ceremony for that matter), it’s fun watching people who make Edgar Winter look like George Hamilton using the term.

Plus, it’s going to be fun exploring it further here!

woke

What the Left thinks it means – being aware of world events, especially concerning people of color

What it really means – a dick measuring contest for people wearing pussy hats

Urban Dictionary has a number of definitions for “woke” (some of which are entertaining in and of themselves), but from watching Leftists use the term, I’ve come to two conclusions. One, they will do anything to sound hip, even when it’s borderline racist. And two, it’s a buzzword that should have had the lifespan of a Tamagotchi. (Both the fad and the virtual monsters themselves.)

When I was growing up, there was another term that woke has replaced: “down with the struggle.” And oddly enough, it was the same group of people who used that term who are using woke today: white Leftists. And usually it was done to try to fit in with blacks who were protesting against racial mistreatment. The only way it would have been worse would have been if the white Leftists started dressing like Black Panthers, not from the news, but from TV shows and movies. Nothing says “I oppose your oppression” like looking like you just stepped out of a paramilitary J. Crew catalog.

By adopting the hip language, the Left is attempting to co-opt the concept behind it for political purposes. As I’ve noted previously, when you control the language, you control the narrative. By using “woke” to appear to be on the right side of an issue, the Left tries to give people the impression they understand and empathize with those who feel they’re oppressed. That way, they can insert the impression the Left can address that oppression and alleviate it.

Of course, that impression is falser than Stormy Daniels’…lawyer. (Get your minds out of the gutter!)

It’s one thing to be aware of a person’s problem and feel for him or her. It’s another thing to do something about it. And that’s where the Left always fails. Once they express how much they care about an issue, to them, it’s enough. It’s up to others to do the heavy lifting because doing something about the problem is so hard, guys! And if you wouldn’t mind, could you pick up the tab because they totally left their wallets at home?

And where does that leave the people with the problem? Waiting for help.

Instead of trying to figure out how woke you are, it would be a better idea to figure out what to do. The Left has an answer (vote for their candidates and advance their agenda), but in looking at their track record, it isn’t working, much like the Leftists trying to be woke. Has being woke helped get clean water to Flint, Michigan? Nope. And it never will. Problems need solutions, not catchphrases.

So, what’s the point to being woke?

From where I sit, there isn’t one. It’s just a way to create an arbitrary measurement of how much someone cares about an issue without investing any time, money, or sweat to resolving it. In other words, it’s the “Seinfeld” approach to resolving issues.

I know that doesn’t make me woke, but having seen some of the people who profess to be woke, I’m happy being asleep.

The Party of Noooooooope!

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During the Obama Presidency, Democrats and Leftists gave the Republican Party a nickname, “The Party of No” because they opposed Obama’s agenda. Gee, an opposition party not wanting a President from a certain party to succeed? Why that’s…completely expected!

Lately, though, I’ve had to wonder what is in the DNC’s water supply or whether they’ve moved their headquarters to Colorado because the Left has gone beyond merely opposing Donald Trump’s agenda. They’re heading into Bad Idea Territory. Here are a few examples.

1) In the light of the recent March for Future Democrat Votes (also known as the March For Our Lives), the Left has made a renewed push to repeal the Second Amendment. But they’re totally not trying to take away anybody’s guns.

2) A Planned Parenthood center’s Twitter account had a tweet lamenting there should be a Disney Princess who had an abortion. Oddly enough, that tweet was deleted. I wonder why…

3) The state of California is suing the Trump Administration for including a citizenship question on the 2020 Census. This might have a bearing on why the state openly defied federal law and declared themselves to be a “Sanctuary State.”

4) The relaunch of “Roseanne” was met with Leftist resistance because the main character voted for Trump.

And those have just happened this week!

The Left has never been an ideology that has attracted the best and brightest, but even so, some of these ideas are dumber than putting Joe Biden in charge of sexual harassment training. (Note to Leftists reading this: This is not a serious suggestion. Do not treat it as such.) The ideas coming out of the Left within the past few years have not made them any friends, but it has made them plenty of detractors.

At this point, I see the Left pandering more for votes than at any other time in recent history. A big part of that is because of Bernie Sanders. During the 2016 election, Sanders gave the Left a choice: continue on the path they were on, or blaze a new trail. Although Hillary Clinton ultimately won the nomination, it wasn’t without a lot of Leftists wanting to continue on the new trail instead of circling back. And these Leftists will vote outside of the prescribed candidates to further their ideological goals. Combine with that the fact Democrats keep voting in people who swing to the Left of even Clinton, and you have a voter bloc that can be boom or bust for the DNC.

Hence, the reason behind their recent insanity. Behind the cries for a living wage or stricter gun laws from Democrat politicians is a political calculation with more than a little cynicism mixed in for good measure. The problem is the potential voters they’re courting might not be so quick to come back. These voters are looking for a bit more ideological purity than the DNC can provide, and they aren’t afraid to rock the boat in favor of candidates and policies they want, no matter how outrageous they are. This will force Democrats to walk the walk and talk the talk if they want these votes.

And that is going to backfire spectacularly. As the Democrats go further Left, the vaunted middle (of which your humble correspondent is a member) isn’t willing to go along with them. More often than not, the Left will cross a threshold that make people outside of its ideological bubble think twice about the logic, judgment, and sanity behind the move. If the Democrats aren’t careful, they will be giving up the middle to chase votes that may or may not show up when it counts.

But, hey. You do you, Leftists!

Not Neutrality

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I woke up this morning and something was wrong. I didn’t feel any different, but I knew something was wrong. I just couldn’t put my finger on it. Then, I tried logging onto the Internet…and it was just fine. No delays, no demands for money. Just an easy logon. Then, I figured out what was wrong.

The proponents of Net Neutrality had brought Y2K back.

Seriously, was there any doubt the pro-Net Neutrality side were going to wind up with a hatchery’s worth of eggs on their faces? Anyone with a lick of common sense could have figured out the “Net Neutrality will save the Internet” line was bogus from the get go. Then again, common sense in today’s society is like finding a unicorn in your Lucky Charms.

I have a series of immutable laws that have been developed over years of observation and repetition. One of these laws is the more one side has to rely on fear to make a point, the less likely that point is valid. And Net Neutrality is pretty much all fearmongering. As it plays out, the pro-NN side wants you to believe each ISP owner is only concerned about making money and doesn’t give a tenth of a damn about the little guy. Nothing could be further from the truth. Basic economics says if you price something out of people’s ability to pay it, you lose customers and, get this, revenue. For the Net Neutrality advocates to be right, ISPs would have to literally go against their best interests.

If that wasn’t insane enough, Net Neutrality doesn’t even address the problem it seeks to solve. Granted, one of the NN provisions is transparency, but if you’re dishonest, you can find ways to hide bad behavior in plain sight and no one will be the wiser. Case in point: Harvey Weinstein. It gets even harder to be transparent when the entity controlling the Internet is the federal government. You shouldn’t need a Freedom of Information Act filing to find out if you’re getting the fastest speed for your area, but with Net Neutrality, it’s only a step or two away from that bureaucratic nightmare.

You know who has solved the problem? Cell phone providers. Thanks to technological advances, we can now stay connected to the Internet almost anywhere around the world using our cell phones. And if we need Internet access, our phones can turn into WiFi hotspots or we can buy gadgets that can do the same thing. And you thought having the Internet at your fingertips was only good for winning bar bets!

Cell phone providers have rendered the problems Net Neutrality sought to address obsolete. And if you think it merely shifts the power from ISPs to Verizon, et al, remember cell phone providers also are bound by the laws of economics.

Above all else, Net Neutrality fails to take into account the concept of competition. Back in the day, I would take my laptop with me to visit my parents and I had to deal with the slow and spotty Internet of being in a small town in northeast Iowa. Although this might seem to be an example of how Net Neutrality could be good, it’s actually not. Satellite technology has made Internet access available to people in rural areas as well as urban areas, and it can be bundled with existing satellite TV providers like Dish and DirectTV for only a marginal monthly fee.

Wow! It’s almost as if the free market has an answer for the problems Net Neutrality proponents find, because, well, it has! And it will continue to do so for long after we’ve gotten past the point where the Internet is the go-to for information, entertainment, directions, gaming, and great blog posts like this one. Okay, so that last one may be a bit sketchy, but you get the idea.

Now if only the Net Neutrality supporters would.

It’s Not My Fault!

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We are totally living in a police state, kids! How do I know?

A college professor got fired for expressing an opinion. Granted, that opinion was that President Donald Trump should be shot, but it was totally because we’re living in a police state!

The former professor in question is Kevin Allred, a women’s studies professor formerly of Montclair State whose claim to fame (prior to wanting the President to be shot, that is) was teaching a class about…Beyonce. Think of all the brilliant young minds cut short without Allred’s class. I’m sure all 2 of them are greatly disappointed.

There is a reason behind this blog outside of having a Schadenfreude-palooza. Allred took to Twitter complaining about how his free speech rights cost him his job, a job he got fired from before he actually started teaching at Montclair State, and how he got fired because of “Trump trolls.” Yep, it wasn’t the fact he threatened the sitting President repeatedly on Twitter, it was because people got upset at what he said.

In case you haven’t noticed, the Left isn’t big on accepting responsibility for their mistakes. Whether it’s Allred or Hillary Clinton or Kathy Griffin, the Left is quick to point fingers at everyone else, but slow to consider they might just be the only ones to blame for their missteps. This can easily be explained by one three letter word: ego.

It may be hard for people who haven’t been Leftists to understand, but a lot of their political ideology involves their belief they are the smartest people in the room at all times, even when they’re in a room full of people far smarter than they could ever dream of being. Naturally, this creates an exaggerated delusion of grandeur to the point Narcissus would look positively Amish. Combine this with the Left’s self-imposed sense of superior morality, and you have a hubris cocktail devoid of self-awareness.

Now, remember this isn’t based on Leftists being smarter or more moral than the rest of us. This is all them. They hang out in the same circles, hearing the same rhetoric regurgitated ad nauseum, and thinking the same thoughts. When you’re in an echo chamber, it’s easy to mistake volume for sensible agreement. And when someone dares to disrupt the echo chamber, the Left doesn’t consider it a possible opportunity to defend their position; they consider it a personal assault and react accordingly.

That is to say they go on the attack.

If you want to see a prime example of this, check out the recent debate between conservative Ben Shapiro and Leftist Cenk Uygur. During the debate, Cenk decided to insult the audience when he thought they questioned his intelligence. In fairness to Cenk, though, it was wrong of the audience to question his intelligence when it cannot be confirmed he has any. Bad crowd!

By talking down to the audience, Cenk cemented his image as a condescending know-nothing, which apparently is a resume enhancer to the Left. But to those of us not in the Leftist bubble, it comes off just as it sounds and looks, and it doesn’t help win friends and influence people. And if these Leftists want to make gains in the 2018 and 2020 elections, they need to cut it out.

Of course, they won’t, so it will give birth to more fingerpointing at everyone but themselves. Plus, it will give me a lot more material to work with for future blogs, so it’s a win-win. Yay me.