Left-wing Tourette’s Syndrome Obsesses on New Word
"Look, liberalism has a kind of Tourette’s Syndrome these days," George Will told Chris Wallace on Fox New Sunday back in April. "It’s just constantly saying the word racism and racist. It’s an old saying in the law; if you have the law on your side, argue the law. If you have the facts on your side, argue the facts. If you have neither, pound the table. This is pounding the table:"
There’s a kind of intellectual poverty now. Liberalism hasn’t had a new idea since the 1960s except ObamaCare and the country doesn’t like it. Foreign policy is a shambles from Russia to Iran to Syria to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. And the recovery is unprecedentedly bad. So what do you do? You say anyone criticizes us is a racist. It’s become a joke among young people. You go to a campus where this kind of political correctness reigns and some young person will say looks like it’s going to rain. The person looks and says, you’re a racist. I mean it’s so inappropriate. The constant implication of this is that I think it is becoming a national mirth.
However, the left (there's nothing "liberal" or "Progressive" about 21st century Democrats) have recently begun to hyper-obsess over a new word and, if you'll pardon the imagery, are inserting it everywhere:
- Comic book characters? Sexist.
- Videogames? Sexist.
- Silicon Valley? Sexist.
- Home-cooked meals? Sexist.
- Men on college campuses? Sexist.
- Skateboard parks? Sexist.
Back in May, in a post titled “Why Democrats Call Americans Racist,” I wrote:
As in the 2010 midterms, expect the madness from the left to ramp up exponentially between now and November. They’re just getting started.
(And then presumably some time between mid-November and the start of the new year, the left will begin declaring half of America sexist. Unexpectedly.)
The protests in Ferguson, ginned up with the help of outside marchers from across the country, and Al Sharpton, direct from the NBC-Comcast boardroom inside Rockefeller Plaza certainly fit in with the first half of that equation all-too-perfectly. And with that bonfire having fizzled out, it can mean only one thing:
Democrats really are "Ready for Hillary."
Assuming she wins, is the rest of America ready to be trapped in a 1972-era Mobius Loop in which everything bad in the world will be dubbed sexist for the next four to eight years?
(Which doesn't mean that the left will cease dubbing everything racist as well, as well, of course.)
Related: As usual Andrew Klavan proffers excellent advice on these topics:
Update: As always, Stacy McCain is asking the important questions concerning the issues that vex us all.