Skip to comments.Sucking the Joy Out of Everything
Posted on 09/14/2017 8:30:41 AM PDT by Kaslin
Remember when people used to let things go? When people would just get along, not hunt for secret meanings behind actions and ways to be offended for the sake of being offended? Thanks to the progressive left that day is done.
These guys suck the joy out of everything. The simple things, the complex things – everything is now fertile ground for being offended, for outrage, for an opportunity to attack Republicans, especially President Trump.
Being a victim is now a coveted status on the political left, so liberals aspire to it by creating asinine things such as “microaggressions.” A microaggression, for the sane among you who haven’t heard of this form of self-martyrdom, is an affront (racist, sexist, homophobic, pick your liberal trope) so small neither the person committing it, nor the person on the receiving end of it, can notice it.
Yes, there is such a thing, and it’s sweeping across the country and destroying college campuses as you read this. People going $150,000 in debt for degrees in gender and race studies, which will come in handy only if they go into teaching worthless gender and race studies to others, are learning to be offended by ghosts or even on behalf of someone who wasn’t even there when the “offense” took place.
This fetishization of victimhood and the desire to make everything political is ruining what should be an important, and importantly fun, time in people’s lives.
Everything is political, and in liberals’ minds everything political is awful thanks to Donald Trump.
Sports used to be a refuge from life, a distraction from whatever your day was. A chance to turn off your worries and watch some high-level competition and get the world out of your head for a short while. Not anymore.
In the latest example of left-wingers ruining ESPN’s appeal and ratings, the co-anchor of the network’s 6 o’clock version of Sports Center, a woman named Jemele Hill, went on a Twitter rant declaring Trump a “white supremacist.” Liberals have evolved from calling someone they simply disagree with a racist to calling them a white supremacist. It must’ve tested higher in focus groups.
Then there’s the declaration liberals often make that if you don’t agree with them, if you don’t see things the way they see them, you’re part of the problem. “The height of white privilege is being able to ignore his white supremacy, because it's of no threat to you,” she tweeted.
As if ruining sports weren’t enough, our “social justice warrior betters” once again couldn’t contain their existence and had to insert politics into their compassion too. The Hand-In-Hand telethon to raise money for hurricane victims started off with Stevie Wonder declaring, “Anyone who believes that there’s no such thing as global warming must be blind or unintelligent.”
That was about a minute into the show. This is what happens when people spend their adult lives never hearing a dissenting opinion or the word “no” out of the mouth of anyone they’d actually accept it from.
And if beauty pageants are your thing, Miss America this year featured five questions for the finalists that were decidedly either anti-Trump or anti-fun. There was a question blaming Trump for Charlottesville, wanting to remove Confederate statues, slamming the president for pulling out of the Paris accords, implying Russian interference won him the White House, and finally declaring youth football public enemy No. 1.
And that’s fine. I couldn’t care less if someone sees being miserable as the key to happiness. My problem with them is they aren’t content to suck the joy out of their own lives or to wallow in the bed of misery they’ve made for themselves alone. They want to use force and the power of government to drag everyone else into it with them. For me, that’s a hard pass.
The publisher (liberal) and the book site (Amazon liberal) conspire to pass a few million to Hillary and fund it on the backs of all consumers.
All cable sales subsidize ESPN, who employ leftists, who report on overpaid leftist criminals.
Its an incestuous cultural economy propped up by leftist academics and journalists.
I used to think Whittaker Chambers was too negative in his forecast. I no longer feel that way.
So true!! They’re all Oscar the Grouch, they’re only happy when they are unhappy. They are like hypochodriacs who are only happy when they are sick. It is a disease in itself.
I don’t understand why sports would even part of the news. And to be honest, I don’t know anyone anymore who regularly watches these overpaid adults playing games many played when they were children. Then throw in all the criminals, commercials and jocks with twisted anti-American political opinions..
I voted with my feet a long time ago and declined the “sports package” on DirecTV. I went through a little Monday Night Football withdrawal, but I’m over it now. As a matter of fact I’m over the whole virtue-signaling garbage that has pervaded pop culture including sports.
“I couldnt care less if someone sees being miserable as the key to happiness. My problem with them is they arent content to suck the joy out of their own lives or to wallow in the bed of misery theyve made for themselves alone. They want to use force and the power of government to drag everyone else into it with them. For me, thats a hard pass.”
That’s the way it is with all leftists and all those who enjoy their misery. They not only want but insist it gets shared by everyone else through the force of the state.
“The publisher (liberal) and the book site (Amazon liberal) conspire to pass a few million to Hillary and fund it on the backs of all consumers.”
Even worse, Amazon is subsidized by the taxpayers of the United States through the US Postal Service which delivers Amazon Prime packages 7 days a week at a cost far below the cost an average citizen pays to mail a package at the post office. The post office loses money every year and the taxpayer pays when the government makes up the deficit and pays again when the post office raises rates on ordinary letters and parcel post.
This is an example of another corporate subsidy Congress should, but will not, end.
I swear, I thought this was a joke.
So, you and I pay $10.99 for Amazon Prime (shipping, movie streaming, etc.) but if you have an EBT card, you can get it for $5.99. This means anyone who has Amazon prime (or more accurately, just uses Amazon) subsidizes, against their will, welfare recipients above and beyond what we pay in taxes.
Bezos will accept food stamps for prime subscriptions next.
Soon the local Lexus dealer will be giving discounts to EBT card holders-————why not?/s
That isn’t necessarily bad, given that many on SNAP may be home bound due to age or poor health. Food deliveries at prices cheaper than bodegas? There is a case to be made.
There’s no joy in Mudville.
Having 2 teenage children, with another teen on the way. I 100% agree with this. My kids vary from getting mad at the PC culture, to laughing at it, to anxiety-sometimes severe in 1 of them; all because of this crap.
The reason they are happy to be unhappy is because victimhood is rewarded.
This woman won the affirmative action victim jackpot. That was her reward. So she has to keep stoking the engine that got a no-talent dim bulb like her into such a lucrative job.
I can remember working on the factory floor back in the 80’s. There were no holds barred - every racial, ethnic and sex related slur was commonly used, and we all got along just fine. That was before there were “HR professionals, of course.
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