“Sally Kohn: ‘NO ONE GIVES A SH*T ABOUT FAST & FURIOUS’”
Well, save the Terry family and lots of families of dead Mexicans. And maybe the Mexican government. And those who are worried about an unaccountable Administration, a complicit and compliant press, and rogue operations meant, in the end, I’m convinced, to undermine our own Second Amendment. But then, that’s just me nitpicking.
What Ms Kohn — a sometimes FOX contributer and liberal commentator — really meant to say was, nobody who matters gives a shit about Fast & Furious. That is, the liberal press, progressive activists, and those who insist it should be they who get to manufacture, finesse, and drive the cultural narrative, including, importantly, the news cycle, beginning with what comes to be counted as important news (Congressional hearings on the Libya debacle, featuring the murder of an Ambassador? Page 3, NYT), and ending with what ultimately is considered news to begin with.
But what’s slowly dawning on people like Sally Kohn is that the left — while it still holds the major legacy media — is losing its ability to contain and constrain news it hasn’t itself first “contextualized” for the American public. And this causes them to lash out: I’ve said this for a long while now, but if you refuse to play their game, their rules no longer apply, and their power simply evaporates.
They aren’t the terrifying flaming skull of an angry great and powerful Oz. They aren’t fate.
They are a hivemind of grievance politics and authoritarian impulses that can only harm us if we keep allowing them to cast themselves as a legitimate opposition party within a constitutional republican system, one built around individual sovereignty, private property, the rule of law, equality of opportunity, and unalienable rights.
They aren’t. They are progressives. Marxists. Fabian socialists. Liberal fascists. And there is no compromising between the ideology driving those totalitarian worldviews and the founding principles put in place by our Constitution to protect us from just such calculated and systematic usurpations of our liberty.
And if we had any collective sense as a nation on the brink, the thing we wouldn’t give a shit about is anything anyone of these would-be tyrants has to offer in terms of principles of governance.
Me, I’m already there. But then, I’m a cockroach, a Visigoth, a fringe extremist teabagging nativist racist who fears the gays and hates the womens and wishes to see poor hard working Mexicans shipped off to faraway melon patches. After they’re done cleaning my house, tending my children, washing my dishes, and picking my coffee beans and lettuce, of course.