The Hypocrisy of Liberalism

The Hypocrisy of Liberalism

The Hypocrisy of Liberalism

This morning, many around the world mourn the loss of Barbara Bush. Mother, literacy advocate, former First Lady, mother of a former president, Mrs. Bush was loved and respected by so many on either side of the political aisle. Despite all this, the hypocrisy of liberalism has shown its ugly head. Visit Twitter or any social media platform and you will find it. It isn’t only present in their reaction to Mrs. Bush’s death. You don’t have to look hard to see it just about everywhere. The only reason the left, and it isn’t limited to the far left, has gotten away with it for so long is no one has held them accountable. It is time for that to stop.

It has to stop in higher education. When you have professors, those men and women we trust to give our children the final formal education they need to succeed in life, are so confident in the security of their position they not only don’t worry about what they say or do but show their disdain for the rest of the world in your face, there is a problem. In tweets that are now behind the seal of “private”, probably because she couldn’t stand having anyone not agree with her, Randa Jarrar had the following to say. If this doesn’t cause your blood to boil, it should.

And what did this paragon of higher learning have to say? This is a mere taste of the vile comments spilling from her account yesterday.

Somehow, I doubt she’d feel the same way if we were talking about one of the “heroes” of the left. Yay, for tenure — not.

But it doesn’t stop there. Starbucks, that glowing example of liberal corporate culture, has found itself in the middle of controversy the last few days. It has been scrambling to deal with negative press after two African-American men were arrested (and later released) for failing to leave a store after being asked to by not only Starbuck employees but also police. In order to help prevent similar situations — read that to mean more bad press — from happening again, corporate announced it would close all its stores for several hours of sensitivity training. But that’s not enough for Tamika D. Mallory, Women’s March co-chair. Oh no, it seems Starbucks has made a grave misstep in her mind. It has involved that notoriously racist group, the Anti-Defamation League, in the training and that’s just wrong. (Remember, this is from the same woman who has defended known anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan). It’s not enough Starbucks has caved to pressure to make sure its employees are more “woke” and “sensitive”. The fact they aren’t following the exact narrative Mallory wants makes everything they do now suspect in her eyes and she isn’t afraid to tell us.

Except, as Noah Rothman notes, this is a prime example of the left turning on its own.

The hypocrisy of the left abounds.

Lest you think this hypocrisy is limited to members of the Left older than 30, never fret. The darling of anti-Second Amendment advocates and the hero of the Left, David Hogg, has called for a boycott of asset management groups Vanguard and BlackRock.

Let’s face it, Hogg is desperately trying to remain relevant as the world moves forward. Yet, the irony — and the hypocrisy — of him calling for a boycott of these two companies is clear. Yes, he couches it in terms that say it is because of their investment in the gun industry. However, look at his means of announcing the boycott — Twitter. This is something his fellow student, Kyle Kashuv not only noted but took one step further.

In fact, both BlackRock and Vanguard hold stock in Twitter. They are the largest and fourth largest stockholders. Will we see Hogg and other liberals boycotting Twitter now or will their hypocrisy reign supreme and they will continue using the platform to shout their latest outrage to the world? I’ll give you three guesses and the first two don’t count.

It is time to take these recalcitrant children and remind them there are consequences to their actions. Step up, speak out and let them hear your voice. Take a lesson from Mrs. Bush. Stand up for what you stand for and fight for what is important.

“At the end of your life, you will never regret not having passed one more test, not winning one more verdict or not closing one more deal. You will regret time not spent with a husband, a friend, a child, or a parent.” — Barbara Bush

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  • GWB says:

    LOL! A great reason to boycott Vanguard and BlackRock is because they invest in a tech platform with no actual means of income from their primary service! Hah!

    ‘Camera’ Hogg is an embarrassment to the left. I think even Riefenstahl is turning in his grave, muttering “So machst du das nicht, Kleiner. Nicht wie du es überhaupt machst.”

    (“That’s not how you do it, kid. Not how you do it, at all.”)

    • Jim says:

      “I think even Riefenstahl is turning in his grave…”

      Was there another Riefenstahl besides Leni who produced ‘Triumph des Willens’, ‘der Sieg des Glaubens’, usw?

      • GWB says:

        Was there another Riefenstahl besides Leni…
        Not that I know of.
        I hate explaining a punchline, but I might have delivered poorly, so….

        It’s snark, claiming that even the mastermind of incredibly overblown NAZI propaganda is looking at the Littlest Fascist and telling him he’s doing it wrong. (Hence the German in that line.)

        • Jim says:

          Vielen Dank! I understood the punchline, but was wondering about the gender ascribed: ‘… even Riefenstahl is turning in his grave.’ as distinct from ‘her grave’.

          Leni Riefenstahl was an artist who sold her soul to and created for a sick and evil regime, but modern adolescents, screaming and posturing without understanding history or anything else outside of their limited [generally coddled] experience, is another matter. Further they do not understand that there are very smart ‘sharks’ around who will manipulate them and use them. In other words these children cannot see the bigger ‘game’ at play here any more than the HitlerJugend at the end of WW II in the Ardennes could not understand that the war was lost and they were [again] being used.

  • rbj says:

    Starting to turn into a Night of the Long Knives situation.

  • Larry says:

    Somebody should follow that idiot Hoggs around with a big sign that reads
    #boycott any place doing business with Hoggs

    And we can start posting #boycotts online of everywhere in that little shits circle that he travels.

  • R K says:

    And the cannibalism continues. Good stuff. *passes maple syrup and sea salt popcorn*

  • John Ringo says:

    Some quotes on point:

    ‘If it wasn’t for double standards the left would have no standards at all.’
    (Not sure who said it first as I’ve seen it so many places.)

    ‘The left doesn’t just move goal posts, at this point they’ve hitched them to the back of a Ferrari and are out on the autobahn.’

  • John says:

    I call it self-segregation. The far left will segregate itself until only two are left to fight it out over who is the “true” liberal. It’s way more trouble than it’s worth already and I can’t beleive there are still so many of them.

  • Stoutcat says:

    “It has to stop in higher education.”

    With respect, it has to stop at a far earlier age than that. Why do you think college professors are”so confident in the security of their position they not only don’t worry about what they say or do but show their disdain for the rest of the world in your face…” in the first place? Because the indoctrination starts well before a student matriculates. These days it’s starting in grade school in many places.

    The whole education system is corrupt. Sadly, we can’t dig it out root and branch, it’s simply too firmly entrenched. But we can resort to parallel structures in schooling at least. Home schooling and private classical academies are both alternatives to the brainwashing of the public education system. Plus, both of these options actually allow kids to learn the things they will need to know: a solid grounding in the basics of reading, writing, English, geography, history, and civics. Plus art, music, and other electives as the school or parent chooses.

    Please note this is not to denigrate good teachers; I know they exist at all levels of education. But they’re getting fewer each year and it’s getting harder and harder to fight the system.

  • David Longfellow says:

    Proving that, without a doubt, giving money to public education institutions is a waste of resources.

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  • Ya know, I don’t think she understands that ‘tenured’ doesn’t mean “she can’t be fired.” True, it may mean that at her location, depending on the stance of the administration.
    It DOES mean, everywhere, that you can’t be dismissed without cause. That’s an appropriate safeguard, for someone who has been employed through a probationary period with success. It prevents getting canned just because.
    In some places, it means you can’t be FIRED, but you aren’t guaranteed to continue in your existing duties. Noteworthy was a case in which a college president assigned a tenured professor to the grounds department.
    But, generally, it just means that an administration needs to have the ability to write a simple declarative sentence, and provide documentation. Something like:
    “Dr. Gruntly Banshee was counselled on three separate occasions that referring to students from Georgia as ‘ignorant-ass baboons,’ ‘banjo-playing retards,’ and ‘pig-raping rednecks’ was a violation of university standards. He was cautioned that repeat behavior would result in sanctions.”
    That’s enough to take care of the tenure issue, IF the administration has the will to do it. Yes, they may have a fight on their hands, but that’s more a function of university culture than it is contract/employment law. If an administration finds her continued employment repugnant, they WILL be able to establish a basis on which she discovers that tenure is NOT a get-out-of-jail-free card. NOBODY is perfect, always keeping to rules about parking, time in class, attendance, etc.
    Just speaking from my own experience, working in colleges and universities for seven+ years and public school systems for 16. Others may have had different experiences.

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