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We’re going to wrap up this week with something quick and, sadly, necessary to talk about.
A favorite tactic among leftists is to create new things to be offended about out of whole cloth. As they are in the business of perpetual grievance, they’re quite good at it.
One of the reasons for creating a hyper-fictional, rapidly expanding set of grievance rules is that they know that rational people — mostly conservatives — won’t buy into the nonsense, thereby giving them more and more ways to dismiss us as close-minded and bigoted. If Reginald now identifies as a hibiscus plant and you keep referring to him as a “him,” you’re a paragon of intolerance.
The fuel for this societal fire is the unfortunate 21st-century, social media-era notion that everybody’s feelings are important and should be shared with the entire planet as frequently as possible. Gone are the halcyon days when people — men especially — were embarrassed by the very thought of publicly disclosing thoughts, desires, or struggles. It’s a veritable feelingsgasm out there now.
The great leftist pronoun obsession is rooted in the idea that everyone has the right to vomit their feelings and preferences all about the place, but that others shouldn’t be allowed to offend them if they find them irritating. I don’t want to be a complete jerk, but I’m growing fonder of offending people as this attitude picks up steam.
Nobody has a right to not be offended, but don’t you dare say that to the pronoun fetishists.
There’s a story out of El Paso, TX, that illustrates just how nonsensical the pronoun obsession is. Kevin covered it for us:
The last thing we as a nation want is to have our thin blue line offending rapists, drug dealers, and murder suspects.
In yet another slap in the face to law enforcement, the El Paso Police Dept. (EPPD) — in blood-red Texas — will now be forced to ask everyone they encounter their preferred pronouns and the names they like to go by.
Yes, El Paso is in Texas, but it’s a stinky blue city and has been for a long time. It’s the place that spawned Beto O’Rourke, after all. Given that, it’s not surprising that they would want to hamper law enforcement with politically correct procedures.
Because El Paso is a border town and we live in Joe Biden’s lawless America, all law enforcement personnel in the city are dealing with extra helpings of criminal behavior. That the pronouns that cops are using are a priority for city officials makes one wonder how long before all blue cities descend into an “Escape From New York” kind of situation.
There’s an old form of slow-death torture known as “Death by a Thousand Cuts.” Whenever the leftists gain cultural ground with issues like pronouns, I can’t help but feel that another torture cut has been sliced from the United States Constitution.
No, I don’t think that the pronoun madness alone will bring about the end of the Republic. The preponderance of misbegotten leftist crusades will do it in the end. They’re not dealing with reality, so they can keep making up things (“climate justice” comes to mind) that are burdensome to common sense, freedom, and ultimately the continued existence of the United States.
I’m off to see what I can to do dull that thousand-cuts blade. Have a great weekend, everyone.
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