I’m Offended You’re so Easily Offended
Major emotional trespasses every day
Hardly a day can go by where we don’t hear of someone being “triggered,” of explosions of micro-aggressions, of pseudo umbrage at faux racism. Near riots of those demanding extra rights at the cost of others giving up some of theirs.
There was an article in the Wall St Journal just the other day about the lack of sales in big-boy and big-girl pants. It seems that we’re not buying them anymore. If we don’t buy them, how can we put them on and pull them up?
Please do so at your earliest convenience. You know who you are.
The last two world ending events was when Netflix decided to hire Barack Obama to produce some things for Netflix. Facebook exploded with conservatives demanding that all conservatives cancel their Netflix account. Some will do just that. Some will say they will but will have to close their blinds when binge-watching the next binge-worthy series.
I doubt the mass exodus from Netflix will happen. After all, if it had any chance, we wouldn’t have heard about it on Facebook, since conservatives were supposed to be boycotting that for the past few years. Think about it for a second.
We like Netflix. We watch but a sliver of the massive amount of titles of TV, movies, and documentaries that they offer. If the produce some liberal pablum it will only be added to the mountain of liberal pablum that they have. Even then it will only be a small part of the larger majority of the stuff I don’t watch. My remote control still has an OFF button, most do. Those who are boycotting have remote controls with OFF buttons. I know it isn’t about the OFF button.
I suggest those who have just canceled their Netflix account fill their empty hours with scouring the S&P 500 companies. Look at the annual reports, look at the people on the board of directors. You’ll find liberals, progressives, people who gave money to Hillary. Shall we boycott them all? I don’t think the Pennsylvania Amish community has enough room for all of those who will be forced to remove themselves from mainstream life. Maybe the Mennonites have some room in the stable.
Not to be out done by conservatives, this past week was Rosanne Barr. Barr tweeted something that was supposedly insensitive. But that was not what forced ABC to fire her and cancel a top-rated show. After all, comedy is about being insensitive. There is always someone, some group, something at the butt of all jokes. Don Rickles made an entire career out of being insensitive. No, Roseanne wasn’t fired for being insensitive. She was fired because the target of her barb was a top liberal Democrat.
We don’t need any further discussion. I know it, you know it, they know it. If you need proof, I give you Joy Behar who, using Roseanne as some giant piece of litmus paper, would be fired every day.
Of course, for conservatives, there is no winning here. It is not our field, not our game, not our rules. We should realize that by now.
So, what to do?
We win at the ballot boxes. We win in the primaries by making sure the conservatives carry on and we win in November in numbers that all their fraud cannot overcome. That is the only sweet victory I desire here.
Nothing felt better than to watch so many talking heads recreate the scene where Dorothy tossed a bucket of water on the Wicked Witch of the West. This November we get to do it all over again. Make it so.
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Have no fear; I will never boycott you, my faithful readers.