Who are we kidding?
I’ve noticed several conservative thinkers and writers react to the New York Times hiring of a bigot – er, satirical counter-troller – by saying that we need to resist the urge now made infamous by Leftist progressives to call for the heads of those we disagree with.
That would assume, though, that we are comparing apples to apples. And we most certainly are not.
Mark Duplass simply tried to praise Ben Shapiro as a worthy intellectual opponent and he was cast into the leper colony by Twitter’s the Leftist progressive mobocracy. Professor Charles Davis said that his old classmate, Georgia Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp, was a nice guy and he was badgered into an apology for that by the crowd outside Lot’s house as well. This isn’t apples to apples. This isn’t even apples to oranges.
This is apples to alligators. This is CNN’s banana.
Leftists are demanding anyone who disagrees with them, or shows any resistance to their cultish talking points go far, far away, lose their livelihood or be publicly shamed. Sane people are simply demanding that a newspaper, supposedly known for preaching tolerance and diversity, not hire someone who thinks the peak of woke is to Tweet this: “Dumba— f—ing white people marking up the internet with their opinions like dogs pissing on fire hydrants.”
Otherwise, these things are exactly alike.
We are not going to sort out this mess by begging everyone to stop drawing obvious moral distinctions, and instead calling for a rhetorical free-for-all that has no consequences whatsoever. Some things are bad and deserve punishment. Other things are totally made up jihads, like the ‘bake the cake bigot’ movement, that have unfairly ruined lives because we’ve already become too morally lax as a culture.
To turn around and now add to that dumpster fire by saying woke racists and moral frauds should get a pass and not demanded to live by their own standard is cowardice not clarity. Furthermore, it’s dangerously naive. How many times do I have to say this, such capitulations to the ways of our new Leftist progressive reality never, and I mean never, serve to balance out the ledger. Every time we turn onto Tolerance Blvd it’s a one-way street.
That should be the main takeaway from the New York Times making the hire it did. Because when controversy about the racist tweets blew up, the Gray Lady excused it all away by saying their new opinion writer, Sarah Jeong, was only satirically racist because the real racists were racist first. So athletes must have their careers ended by the vile stuff they tweeted as teenagers, but when Leftist adults do the same it’s “satire.” If that sounds like complete and total horse bleep to you, it’s because you have an IQ above 28.
There’s always an out for these people. They are accountable to nothing but their emotional appetites and contempt for God. Which means that even when they are caught in greater and greater hypocrisies, there is not only no need but also no ability to course correct. In fact, the opposite happens.
The very election of Donald Trump was, if anything, an indictment of America’s biased media culture as much as anything else. Thus, it should’ve been followed up with a new commitment to learn more about what makes Republican voters tick. Instead, mainstream media has reacted with shameless hactivists like Jim Acosta, and the hiring of a person who says she was “equating Trump to Hitler before it was cool.” And that she finds “joy” is “being cruel to old white men” and that “nothing but an unending cascade of vomit” flows from her face when she talks with Republicans.
Reverse all these statements to besmirch minorities and Democrats, and ask yourself if such a person would be hired by the New York Times?
Yet here some of us are, calling for more tolerance in our national dialogue from the very Leftist mob that beat that word into utter meaninglessness.
They don’t want tolerance, you fools. They want to rule you. And thinking that you are stopping that by saying, ‘Hey look at me, I think Sarah Jeong should keep her job because this is what nice looks like’ probably means you deserve to be ruled, too.
When fallen human nature devolves to the point it refuses to be accountable even to the ridiculous standard it imposes on everyone else, we are beyond reason. We have skipped a lack of self-awareness to mob rule and insanity.
The only antidote for the crowd outside Lot’s house is for the sulfur to rain down. For sulfur, ironically, is the foul stench they’re raining down on everyone else.
Steve Deace is broadcast nationally every day on BlazeTV. He is the author of the book “Truth Bombs: Confronting the Lies Conservatives Believe (To Our Own Demise).”