Later that week, I sat down to watch the ‘Stepford Wives’. It made me think about all my feminist heroes, from Gloria Steinem, to Emma Goldman, to bell hooks, and I was filled with inspiration. Liberals, I love you, even though you don’t understand economics, even though you sound like a band of shrieking harpies, even though I wish I could strangle you sometimes, even though you have ruined Twitter forever, even though half of the things you say make no fucking sense. Your heart is in the right place, and even if most of your ideas are unworkable, we should at least give something a try.
Rick McGinnis writes:
There is, to be sure, a great film – still unmade – about our loss of faith in a better world we imagined so fervently in the shadow of two world wars. But a new kind of faith – the gospel of Green and all of its logic-busting assumptions – has clouded reason and, almost like collateral damage, ruined what could have been a great little film about wonder and optimism and scientific inspiration.
Perhaps it’s no great loss that yet another film has been spoiled, but the same logical self-sabotage is crippling scientific education and public discourse, and as long as it persists we’ll continue moving into the future, one step forward and two steps back.
Ed Driscoll adds:
Since Clooney and Disney’s corporate management apparently believes that “global warming” and other “vapid capitalistic things are ruining us all,” but lack the conviction to eliminate their carbon footprints by shutting down down their theme parks and ceasing production of $190 million dollar movies, then the next best thing would be to shun their products until the corporation ceases “shaming” its customers.
Jim Goad writes:
Only in America can the media take a deadly shootout among white and Hispanic bikers and somehow make it all about black people. (…)
That’s right—even by a low estimate, cops killed four presumably white gang members. And yet no whites rioted. To my knowledge, the last group of reckless arsonists who tried to burn Waco down was the ATF in 1993.
This time around, police swiftly quashed the violence and promptly arrested 172 bikers and biker associates who’d been at the restaurant during the shootout, charging them all with criminal conspiracy and setting each individual’s bail at a steep $1 million. In short, police showed a much more aggressive response to this incident—which couldn’t have lasted more than five minutes—than they did to prolonged rioting in Ferguson and Baltimore. But if you were merely to note this fact, you would be deviating from The Script and told to shut your filthy bigoted piehole.
Grab a coffee and enjoy FREE clips from the week in American conservative talk radio, including:
- Limbaugh on the books in Osama’s compound
- Glenn Beck on legalizing pot
- Mark Levin on the real history of America’s ghettos
Adam Carolla remembers his beloved Jewish step-grandfather “Lotzi” the day he died:
Harriet Tubman: Gun-Toting Republican, Delusional Narcoleptic, And/Or Creation Of Communist Propaganda?
James Fulford writes:
Tubman was said to have led 300 slaves to freedom—McPherson makes it between 57 and 70.
Many of the fugitives Tubman conducted north were her relatives. That would make her the Moses of her family, rather than of her people.
Tubman was said to have had a reward of $10, 000, $12, 000, or even $40, 000 for her recapture—the last figure would be equivalent to more than a million dollars today. The largest reward actually posted was $100.
As a result, again, of the head injury related seizures, Tubman was apparently delusional. (…)
One reason for the Tubman boom: the trend of promoting antiquarian hate against whites for hundred-year-old racism and for slavery abolished a hundred and fifty years ago.
But there’s also another, sad reason: there are so few black heroes and heroines, and they have to take what they can get.
But does the rest of America have to put up with it on the $20 dollar bill? (…)
Milton Sennett’s 2007 book Harriet Tubman: Myth, Memory, and History, says that while mainstream publishers “ignored Harriet Tubman, interest in her was being cultivated by left-wing organizations, specifically ones connected with the radical labor movement.”
The “radical labor movement” and “labor activist Earl Conrad” both mean “Communist”, by the way. The Russian-controlled Communist Party of the USA was active in “civil rights” in the old days, for reasons of its own. That’s where the modern Tubman boom started.
Gavin McInnes writes:
The Crystals wrote a song about it, “He Hit Me (And It Felt Like a Kiss).” One woman made me invent scenarios where I had caught her with another man and I was punishing her. She hadn’t cheated and I wouldn’t have given a shit if she had. I wasn’t that into her. Sonnie Johnson has been fighting this culture for years but I feel like she’s recently thrown up her hands and said, “Fuck those bitches.”
Rick McGinnis writes:
And like most martyrs for this sort of thing she has the distinction of still being alive. Which makes you a funny sort of martyr, don’t you think? (…)
Times change, of course. Back when I photographed Karen Finley the right sort of people thought it small-minded and terribly unhip that anyone would object to public money being spent on offensive art. Nowadays, however, the same people are outraged at offensive artwork being made without public money.
Michael Coren: ‘A mingling of income, self-perception, and reputation made it difficult to say what I truly felt’
Once I’d taken up the banner of anti–marriage equality, it became increasingly difficult to cast it off. I may sound weak, even pathetic and cowardly, but by 2012 I was hosting a daily show on the invincibly right-wing Sun News Network, writing columns for four Catholic publications, speaking to Catholic groups throughout North America and the United Kingdom, appearing on Catholic radio, and publishing Catholic books.