When the Left is Livid, Nobody's Safe

The Left is livid. And as a result they are killing the reputations and careers of well-meaning people and organizations.

One needn’t look too far into the past to find examples. On the contrary, the last week has provided a number of them.

In the world of celebrity, Ellen DeGeneres a liberal sympathizer, has drawn the ire of the Left because she used the term “people of color” in a statement supporting the rioters. Similarly, renowned liberal Emma Watson tried to participate in the blackout social media trend – designed to draw attention to the rioter’s cause – only to be shouted down because she tweeted a black box with a white border around it.

In the sports community, Drew Brees was canceled for stating that when he stands for the pledge of allegiance, he thinks of his grandfather who fought in World War Two. Somehow, this statement was deemed insensitive and ignorant to the plight of black people. Needless to say, Brees did not say anything minimizing the concerns of the black community nor did he in any way question that George Floyd’s death was a tragedy. Still, Brees was forced to apologize after his teammates and colleagues ganged up on him. Even the city of New Orleans, to whom Brees has dedicated the entirety of his storied career and whose black community benefits from his continued philanthropy, had protestors cursing out Brees; all because he expressed support for the American flag.

Over the weekend, the literary community was graced with a similar spectacle. J.K Rowling, whose liberal bona fides were thought to be secure when she long ago randomly announcedthat one of her most iconic characters – Albus Dumbledore – was gay, tweeted out a short thread where she expressed support for the transgender community. However, she at the same time was willing to take a "bold" stance and argue that sex is not simply a social construct. She was prepared to acknowledge the legitimacy of the biological genders. Despite the fact that she explicitly stated that she would “march with [trans folks] if [they] were discriminated against” and that she’s “been empathetic to trans people for decades” she was scolded by the Left for discriminating; which is of course the exact opposite of what she did. Rowling articulated what the Right has been expressing for decades, the notion that “it isn’t hate to speak the truth.” Sadly, Rowling learned the hard way that the Left isn’t interested in the truth, but rather, "their truth" which is anything that perpetuates their contrived perceptions about how the world, government, and human beings ought to operate. Once again, the liberal mob attacked one of their own supporters for having a differing opinion.

But wait, it gets even more insane. On Wednesday night, the internet exploded with criticism because the New York Times – not exactly known for their kinship toward conservative causes – published an op-ed from sitting United States Senator, Tom Cotton (R-AR) Commentators noted that the Times has previously published op-eds from terrorists and dictators whose pieces were not met with the same outrage. So now the New York Times, which pathetically published explanations and apologiesfor presenting a conservative opinion, is no longer accepted by their only remaining readers; the Left.

Combined with riots, all of these events have a common denominator. The Left is clearly angry. 

They’re still angry that Trump won the presidency. They’re angry that the Russian collusion narrative was been lambasted as fake. They’re angry that their impeachment attempt failed. They’re angry that Joe Biden won the Democratic nomination. 

A person or group could only take so much failure until they snap. And like any person when made angry, the Left is starting to snap. Some snap at their dog, others at their spouse, many at their kids. The Left is also snapping at its own. Its own supporters, its own countrymen, and its own liberal propaganda arms. The result is tragic and of major consequence, people who are afraid of the Leftist mob are no longer free to have an opinion. 

The Right, in contrast, never behaves like this when out of power. The closest thing the right has had to ANTIFA is the alt-right which was rooted out from amongst their midst. Nobody hears about them anymore because the Right disowned them and their personalities have faded into irrelevance. The closest the GOP has had to occupy wall street is the tea party movement, and while the former was dangerous, the latter was just a few white men with conservative policy proposals (and Sarah Palin.)

There is a reason that the Right doesn’t devolve into madness when things aren’t working out as the Left does. It’s because outside of government, conservatives prioritize family, religion, and broader values. These are things that the very founding of the Leftist ideology detests. When the Right loses government, they go on with their lives, and wait their turn. The Right doesn’t care when they are shouted down by the left and their affiliates because their lives consist of more than just politics. When the left loses government, they lose everything. When someone or something loses everything they become angry. He who is angry, is dangerous. 

The Left has become dangerous. They are dangerous to anyone who they perceive as slighting them. They literally want you to bow down to them, in an effort to quell their pains. Context has been rendered irrelevant. Someone can have the most left-leaning, or patriotic, or unifying, intentions in the world and the Left will still scream mindlessly at a person for even the smallest of “mistakes.”

The Left is livid, and with nowhere to turn to ameliorate their wrath, there is no one they won’t come for.

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https://townhall.com/columnists/elliotfuchs/2020/06/08/the-lefts-angry-reputation-killing-spree-n2570145

Mitt Romney Joins Black Lives Matter Protesters Marching Toward White House

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“We need to stand up and say, ‘Black lives matter,’” said the senator and 2012 GOP presidential nominee, one of the few prominent Republicans to support the protests.

Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) on Sunday showed his support for the anti-racism protests in response to the police murder of George Floyd by joining a Black Lives Matter march in Washington, becoming one of the few Republican lawmakers to do so.

“We need many voices against racism and against brutality,” Romney told NBC News, as he marched with a group of Christians along Pennsylvania Ave. in the direction of the White House. “We need to stand up and say, ‘Black lives matter.’”

The Utah senator and 2012 GOP presidential nominee is one of the few Republican leaders to publicly show support for the protesters. Most Republicans have stood by President Donald Trump, who has repeatedly maligned the protesters and called for military action against them.

Last week, Trump ordered police to tear gas protesters, including religious leaders, in front of the White House — moments before staging a photo-op at a nearby church.

On Saturday, Romney tweeted a photo of his father, then-Michigan Gov. George Romney (R), participating in a civil rights march in the 1960s.

As New York Times reporter Nikole Hannah-Jones pointed out Saturday, the elder Romney faced much criticism from his white constituents for his support of the civil rights movement.

In 1969, when he became housing and urban development secretary under President Richard Nixon, he advocated against housing discrimination and promoted policies for more integrated housing, including the Fair Housing Act. He launched an initiative called Open Communities, forcing white communities to integrate by rejecting applications for infrastructure projects if leaders were using discriminatory housing practices. But Nixon shut down the initiative and eventually ousted him from his administration.

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Ivanka Embraced an Important Moment in History and the Washington Post Is Worried About Her Handbag

On Monday evening after a violent night of riots in Lafayette Park, President Trump walked from the White House to St. John’s Episcopal Church after it had been burned the night before. In a show of strength and resolve, he held up a bible and declared, “We have a great country, the greatest country in the world.”

“For this President, it was powerful and important to send a message that rioters, the looters, the anarchists, they will not prevail. That burning churches are not what America is about. In that moment, holding the Bible up, something that has widely hailed by Franklin Graham and others and it was a very important symbol for the American people to see that we will get through this with through unity and through faith,” White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany explained about the move. 

After days of advocating for justice in the killing of George Floyd, Senior White House Advisor Ivanka Trump joined the president for the historic moment. Also making the walk, she embraced the president’s resolve and courage against lawlessness, looting and violence. 

“People in Minneapolis are hurting for a reason. Justice is how we heal. My heart goes out to George Floyd‘s family and all Americans who are hurting,” she tweeted on May 29. 

But the Washington Post’s “fashion critic,” Robin Givhan, isn’t focused on those actions. Instead, she’s focused on Ivanka’s handbag, shoes, hair and other physical attributes. 

“Trump’s photo with his loyalists was a vulgar mess. And Ivanka brought a handbag,” Givhan wrote. “The president was accompanied by a throng of staff, but the person who stood out in the blur of dark suits crossing the square was his daughter and adviser Ivanka. Always Ivanka. She stood tall on her stilettos. She rose, golden-haired, above the group. She was dressed in black cropped pants and blazer. She was toting a very large white handbag and later was wearing a matching face mask with tiny metallic stars.”

Worse and going outside the bounds of "fashion," Givhan claimed Ivanka was simply “playing a part,” discounting her individual success as a woman inside and outside of the White House. 

"Ivanka long ago perfected the art of playing the part, of moving through life like an Instagram feed made real,” she wrote. 

A petty, political screed. The headline should have been about Ivanka’s position as a professional woman in a male dominated environment — one that Givhan herself described as “the blur of dark suits.”

For decades feminists have been screaming, rightfully, that women shouldn’t be superficially judged by their appearance or clothing, but instead on their work. They’ve fought tirelessly for decades to be taken seriously in the workplace as professional equals. As women, we’ve been told to build each other up, not tear each other down, especially in moments of crisis.

But because her last name is Trump, so-called champions of women like Givhan are happy to tear Ivanka down while ironically calling for calm and unity. What a missed opportunity to engage in female empowerment, at this historic time, regardless of political party. 

TOWNHALL.COM

https://townhall.com/columnists/katiepavlich/2020/06/03/ivanka-embraced-a-important-moment-in-history-and-the-washington-post-is-worried-about-her-handbag-n2570008

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