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.
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.
— Noah Rothman (@NoahCRothman) April 18, 2018
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.
— David Hogg (@davidhogg111) April 17, 2018
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.
— Kyle Kashuv (@KyleKashuv) April 17, 2018
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