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The Left Just Wants to Be the Cool Kids

 

The left just wants to sit at the cool kids table.  They'll sacrifice everything for it: honor, principles, even self-respect.

Everyone says we're divided as a country, but I don't think anyone fully realizes how much

The  problem is that to heal the division, we would not only need to be able to speak the same language  (doable) or work together towards common goals (common goals are debatable, but we might be able to identify some), but – and this is more difficult – we would need to have the same interests in life.

Okay, let me explain. I don’t mean that we have an interest in freedom and the left has an interest in slavery.

Sure, you could say that and not be far wrong, but it’s not just that.

As humans, we come from great apes (trust me, those were the best apes! Very great apes!). Great apes are social animals. It is normal for social animals to want to fit into the group at all costs.

Yesterday, my friend Tom Knighton wrote a post for my blog in which he explained that the left doesn’t care if it makes things up. This is true. In fact, their deceptions reach the childish level, and I’ll have more to say about that in another article. Anyway, as part of his post, there was this sentence:

After all, the American left has made it pretty damn clear that they don’t really care about the lives of people who disagree with them ideologically. They’ve taken to stalking and harassment in public spaces to try and shame conservative leadership into…who the hell knows? I guess they think they can turn the right into leftists with enough shame or something. That’s not how it works, mind you, but that’s what they apparently think.

When I heard this, something clicked. It makes no sense to us, of course. But here’s something I noticed: stalking and harassment in public spaces (and private) do work on the left.

Haven’t we seen this played out many times in the circles of the left? It can be seen three times a week on Twitter. They decide one of their circle has stepped too far out from the accepted “beliefs” and descend with the shame games. Soon enough, the creature being accused – often of outrageous falsehoods, because once the victim is identified they pile on – crawls back and promises to be a good boy or girl or whatever, and never again departs from the “revealed truth™”.

I mean, I know this is true in our midst. Time and again, we’ve seen a leftist author accused of “bad thought” or of not being sufficiently woke. Sometimes the victim puts up a token resistance, but soon enough he or she folds and begs for forgiveness and promises to be good. Soon enough he  is defending those who attacked him.