hese kids at ASU need two things. One is to be educated on the judicial system, and the other is to be put into their place. Kyle Rittenhouse was tried and found not guilty by a twelve-person jury of his peers. There is no do-over. He is found not guilty forever, and his case cannot be retried. There was no racial component to his case. He is white, as are the three people who attacked him. There were no people of color involved. He is not a white supremacist. He also was found to be acting in self-defense.
We had seen a slowdown in the movement until last month when lame-duck Mayor DeBlasio took two more steps to erase Thomas Jefferson and Teddy Roosevelt from N.Y.C. memories. The bust of Jefferson was removed from City Hall Chambers, and the statue of Teddy on his horse was taken from the steps on the Library. Instead of focusing on how far we have come as a nation, DeBlasio joined the anti-American cause.
Then there is a large undefined middle class made up of a variety of souls who constitute the generic citizen. An important attribute of this middle class is that it is not beholden to or controlled by the “elite,” at least not yet. Wanting mostly to be simply left alone to pursue their own life goals, they are becoming a threatened class.
But look at where we are. Many today remark on a “cancel culture” in which those able to manipulate the system are able to clear the path of competition, rigorous standards and criticism by playing the “aggrieved” card to improve and enhance their own position, much like the Judas II informers of Grossman’s Everything Flows.
Men being required to use the men’s room, and the banning of a six-foot-six-inch student with an Adam’s apple and a five o’clock shadow from competing against your daughter in volleyball is more than California can take. “We’re in the midst of an unprecedented wave of bigotry and discrimination in this country,” said Rob Bonta, California’s Attorney General. We are indeed seeing unprecedented actions taking place, Mr. Bonta. At least you’ve got that right.
If it’s shock value Lil Nas is after, we’ve seen it before. Burning crosses in Madonna’s Like a Prayer in 1989. Sinead O’Connor ripping up a picture of the Pope in 1992. Marilyn Manson calling himself the Anti-Christ Superstar and releasing an album of the same name in 1996.
New Yorkers don’t need the city government to attack Columbus. They need the city to reopen so that they can go back to work and earn a living again as their countrymen in Florida and other free states are now doing.
Of course, white supremacists are about as common as straight, happily married women at a NOW convention; why, I’m well into middle age and I don’t know that I’ve ever met one. This isn’t to say there aren’t liberals delusional enough to believe the threat is real; that they’re detached from reality is partially why leftists are so dangerous.
Social media censorship is not a new issue. It’s been happening for years and we’ve stood idly by while Zuckerberg and the others tried to cancel a Founding Father and hide American heritage.
The vicious manner in which the show ridicules those suffering from eating disorders is wholly unacceptable; the Cookie Monster needs healing and compassion, not mockery.
Everything you say, if you want to keep your job and not be “canceled,” has to fit within the narrow bounds of what political correctness tyrants deems to be “appropriate.”