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‘Progressive Moral Depravity’: A Confederacy Of Dunces

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

” There’s a wonderful book, A Confederacy of Dunces, the title of which refers to an epigraph from Jonathan Swift‘s essay, “Thoughts on Various Subjects, Moral and Diverting“: “When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him.” I was reminded of it this week when the confederacy of dunces both here and in Great Britain seems to have linked arms against the genius of Western civilization and the long-suffering middle class which has for so long sustained it.

  Key players in the confederacy are perpetually offended feminists who find patriarchal tyranny lurking behind every pronoun and university library stack. This week we learned to our horror that in Rotherham, England over a 16-year period 1,400 children — mostly white girls — were raped by multiple Pakistani Moslem men and they were beaten, raped, abducted, drugged, threatened into compliance, and trafficked around Northern England. Worse, the situation was widely known to the police, the city council members, and countless child welfare workers, all of whom refused to do anything to bring the miscreants to justice and stop the abuse. The story has legs and reports are already coming in of similar stories in other towns and cities in England and elsewhere in Europe.

  If you searched the usual feminist websites for the story as it broke you’d not have heard of it. Why? Quite obviously because “feminists” in the US and UK are like the old line Communists’ “useful idiot” pawns, set off to do battle with make-believe opponents on the basis of lies while their allies do far worse to them. The bureaucrats in Rotherham were, we are told, afraid to act because the pervasive worldview of multiculturalism has so paralyzed their brains that they feared being called “racists” if they took action to protect the girls.

  To be sure, as Ciaran, the author of the above-linked piece, notes, “multiculturalism is a Moral Autoimmune disorder”:

  A month or so ago I introduced the concept of Moral Autoimmune Disorders (MAIDs), a social strategy employed by free riders to turn cooperators’ altruistic punishment defense against themselves. In short, the free riders fool the cooperators into identifying their own group or even themselves as free riders, inducing them to direct their punishments upon themselves rather than the free riders.  This gives the free riders free reign to exploit the assets and resources of the cooperators.

  The Rotherham rape case provides a vivid example of just how effectively a MAIDs attack can be in suppressing a population’s instincts to self defense. When the political leaders on the left created the cult of multiculturalism to secure their own political advantage, and implemented both the carrot of “diversity” and the stick of “racism” to enforce it, they cast the native population of England as the moral transgressors, and fooled the English into seeing themselves as the free riders. So strong is the instinct to punish free riders in the English population that they not only refused to protect themselves, but they punished anyone who attempted to do so. “

 

Read the whole thing from Ms Feldman at American Thinker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clarice Feldman has a great piece about our “super genius” Wile E Coyote president , his continual exploding cigar moments and the desperate attempts by his toadies in the media to cover his a..

   Even to the point of fabricating scandal out of whole cloth . See for example Chick-fil-A . Read the whole story .

  ” While the story contains tons of material defending traditional Christian teachings on sexuality, the controversial entrepreneur never talks about gay rights or gay marriage. Why? Because he wasn’t
asked about those issues in the interview.

   As the talented ElizabethScalia observes:

   Read Mattingly’s whole piece, wherein he addresses the whole “well, they may not have said it but it’s what they meant, so what’s the big deal?” angle.

  The big deal is simply this: the press put aside context and decided to paint this company as some radically-religious-gay-hating-entity and then let the forces of anger, hate and spite have their way with it.

   The truth is, one can be a Christian and still be sympathetic to some parts of the so-called “gay agenda” without signing on
in toto. One can disagree on the issue of gay marriage – based on scripture, or thousands of years of tradition, or on natural law  without actually hating
anyone.

   But the right to principled opposition is being erased, quickly, and the press is doing all it can to help erase it. We are losing the
right to say, “I don’t think the same way you do; my opinions are different.”

That matters, a lot.

  This is our mainstream press – the people charged with the public trust – and it has moved beyond advocacy and into “search
and destroy” mode.[/quote]

   Bear in mind that not only did the company’s CEO never discuss gay marriage with the reporter, but also there’s never been even a
suggestion that the company-known for its fine product, excellent service and outstanding
community welfare efforts and employee relations-has discriminated in any way against
gays. “

Clarice Feldman offers up a link-filled , detail-rich post examining
Wile E Coyote’s penchant for gaffe making when released from Telecaptivity and the MSM’s endless efforts at damage control that she dubs ” Boston Globing” .

   A very thoughtful read …

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  “Never mind either that Obama regularly steps in it when he leaves the prepared script. Ace of Spades reminds of other times Obama has
stepped in it:

   For such a supposedly fantastic speaker, it’s sure hard to bring to mind any outstanding Obama quotes. I remember nothing from his big post-racial race.speech, his inaugural, his state of the union addresses. What I remember is
when he goes off teleprompter.

“Why can’t I just eat my waffle?”

“I’ve now been in 57 states — I think one left to go.”

“The private sector is doing fine.”

“At a certain point, you’ve made enough money.”

“The Cambridge police acted stupidly.”

“I bowled a 129. It’s like — it was like
Special Olympics, or something.”

“They get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them.”

“We’re the country that built the
Intercontinental Railroad.”

“I think when you spread the wealth
around, it’s good for everybody.”

“You didn’t build that.” “

  ” As Don Surber notes: “Sadly, the economy still slogs along with gun salesgun sales as the lone bright sport.” Aware that this is not the kind of record you win re-election on, Obama’s crackcampaign staff has –with the aid of their media lapdogs– set up a series of diversions, each of which is exploding in Obama’s face like Wile E. Coyote’s Acme exploding cigars. ”

                    

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I Love The Analogy …