One habit common to most of us and especially of parents dealing with children is to try to present the conclusions without elaborating the underlying processes we went through to arrive at the final result. The usual result is that we get ignored or dismissed. Many have described the process as being like teaching a pig to sing. The attempt is nearly always unsuccessful, and it annoys the pig.
The evidence Rep. Morgan cites for justifying her assertion that “marijuana” has racist inferences is extraordinarily scanty. But then again, evidence and facts don’t really matter to social justice warriors, only the narrative matters. Morgan quoted one piece of federal criminal code from 85 years ago to make her point, and managed to get a few people to express how the word makes them feel, including one who lamented about how “the word demonizes the cannabis plant.” That poor plant.
Similarly, a conversation I had Saturday with the farm-and-garden store owner in town; supplies of everything are off. Wholesale cost of everything is out-of-sight. He usually has a hundred chain saws in stock this time of year. This April, he’s only got ten. Anything electrical — no replacement parts. They’re short on fertilizer and vegetable seeds. Meanwhile, food processing plants all around the country are mysteriously blowing up and burning down.
The sad reality in America today is that there are incentives to being a victim. Victimhood pays. It’s what drove Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) to falsely claim for years that she was Native American. It’s why Rachel Dolezal insisted that she was African-American, and made it all the way to the head of a NAACP local chapter. And, of course, rewarding victimhood is what drove Jussie Smollett to attempt his comical hoax.
There’s plenty about Thunberg to be annoyed by. Her lecturing tone as epitomized in her “How dare you!” rant is certainly aggravating, and so is her hyperbolic rhetoric which is often blatantly false. But what’s truly bothersome about her is this: Who the hell is Greta Thunberg, and what qualifies her to be the Pope of Climate Change?
This disturbance, along with Barrett’s comeback, reminds us of the vitriol and unhinged approach that Democrats and their media applied in trying to prevent Barrett’s confirmation. They were ruthless, but they were ineffective, fortunately. One of the narratives they tried to spin at the time was that Barrett was beholden to the mythological American patriarchy. As a mother of seven (gasp!), Barrett was obviously an advocate for women being barefoot and pregnant.