Killing them with killing them with kindness
you’ve got to understand that “class” is not income-level. class is a semiotic system. it’s affect, diction, alma mater, what you drink. it’s how your house is decorated, no matter how big it is. it’s hair style, musical preferences. those are the ways that sarah palin is wrong and barack obama is right, even though they both emerged from “humble beginnings.” she just signs wrong, and what the hostility really shows is a very familiar liberal death-knell: we are supposedly in this to help people like you. but we despise people like you, from your head to your toes, coiffure to pedicure. we will help you if you put us where we ought to be: in charge of your life. but the idea that you could have power over us is not only scary and strange, it’s some kind of cosmic misapprehension. it’s on its face absurd and incomprehensible. this, boys and girls, is how you keep losing elections, and it’s the way you’ll chuck this one. if you had killed her with kindness, perhaps with just a hint of condescension, you could have won.
i’m going to say this one time, and then i’m going to shut up. re: bristol palin. the american liberal is, – seriously, literally – pro-abortion and anti-choice, believes essentially in mandatory abortion. what does the average liberal mom do when her 16-year-old daughter shows up pregnant? drags her immediately to the abortion clinic, whatever the daughter’s (or the babydad’s, of course) misgivings. the american left thinks that bristol palin having her baby is, actually, morally wrong. and more to the point, it shows something terrible about her mom, who had a moral obligation to make her daughter have an abortion. and one reason for this is that if you have a baby when you’re 16, you will likely slip out of our class. you’ll go live with joey, the kid who wants to be a mechanic. you’ll take classes at the community college instead of heading off to a decent school. you’ll end up in a housecoat with a houseful of wailing babies, listening to faith hill. what haunts the imagination of the american liberal: my family, in the next generation, will be white trash. maybe it would be more interesting to look at these sorts of motivations than to try to figure out “when human life begins.”
Evidently, there a few members in good standing left in academia who are willing to call out the progressives and their media cohort on what is already obvious to those of us who once occupied positions inside the realm of the elect: they are patronizing elitists whose worldview has become so toxically rigid and self-referential that they are quite literally unable to contain their rage when all their efforts at controlling the narrative — and the proper places of those in it — are thwarted by an obstinate electorate that just won’t fall in line.
Watching control freaks self-destruct shouldn’t be cause for joy. But in this case, America will be the better for it.