I’d be bemused by SJW cognitive dissonance about violence if it weren’t increasingly dangerous.
On second thought, ‘cognitive dissonance’ isn’t quite right since it leaves you feeling at least vaguely dysphoric about holding diametrically opposed views. Like that feeling you get that your XX chromosomes should be XY.
Let’s call it cognitive insentience, which adds an appropriate oxymoronicity. It’s a characteristic of NPCs. Oops, if I used Twitter I’d get banned for that.
On one hand the
NPCs cognitive insentients are telling us speech is violence so as to justify silencing speakers they disagree with – in some cases employing actual violence against the speakers – when they could just as easily not attend the lectures. On the other hand they claim that stalking and harassment of those they disagree with is merely “well-justified, passionate” participatory democracy.
Meanwhile, Chief Cognitive Insentient Maxine Waters has a perfect right to urge the mob on.
The Democratic Party/Media conglomerate has its panties in a knot about the description of Antifa, #MeToo, et. al. as mobs. Well, they have broken windows, preemptively threatened violence against demonstrations they dislike, committed arson, screamed in the faces of their opponents, physically attacked other demonstrators, injured professors during campus “deplatforming” rallies, and battered cars with steel batons while usurping police powers. That’s not a comprehensive list, and I didn’t include the individuals attacking people like Steve Scalise and Rand Paul, but don’t forget the urging to violence from individuals like Maxine Waters, Kathy Griffin, Cher, Eric Holder, Madonna, Jackson Cosko, or Loretta Lynch.
This is mob behavior. The Dem/Media conglomerate defends it; they don’t like the word. They forget they labelled the tea party protesters as a mob, while the tea party committed none of the crimes listed above.
We even left demonstration sites cleaner than we found them.
If the tea party was a “mob,” then these Progressive objections are right – the current protesters are not a mob. They’re much worse. Maybe we should call them goon groups.
I favor Thuggees, but I’m afraid it’s a tad esoteric for the average CNN/MSNBC viewer.
The Other Club is asking you to send the following to email@example.com. I already did.
Dear federal Obamacare protest monitors,
…has too many ‘fishy’ statements to even catalog, just go there and do a search on “free health care,” or “socialized medicine,” or “Obamacare.”
It scares me that someone is allowed to write these things.
Modify or embellish at will.
The Obama Administration is asking for people to help them find their critics. Perhaps because they don’t want to get any more feedback from “town halls.” Here’s their plea:
There is a lot of disinformation about health insurance reform out there, spanning from control of personal finances to end of life care. These rumors often travel just below the surface via chain emails or through casual conversation. Since we can’t keep track of all of them here at the White House, we’re asking for your help. If you get an email or see something on the web about health insurance reform that seems fishy, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org