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J Bryant
J Bryant
4 months ago

A wonderful essay that perfectly captures our current cultural dystopia.
Hey Democrats, keep on keepin’ on with your diversity nonsense. You’ll do more for Republican chances in the midterms than the Republicans can possibly do for themselves.

Emre 0
Emre 0
4 months ago

Now, to say you care is to advertise your susceptibility to allegations of not-caring. You’re telling people that you can be squeezed, for apologies, or for money, or for whatever shred of publicity or attention or advantage might be gained by humiliating you.

Very insightful – the sad state of affairs on the Left.

Albireo Double
Albireo Double
4 months ago
Reply to  Emre 0

To my mind, emry, there is nothing sad about it at all. People this stupid should not continue, reproduce, or proliferate. The world will be a far, far better place without them.

In this regard, Darwin was completely right

Last edited 4 months ago by Albireo Double
Emre 0
Emre 0
4 months ago
Reply to  Albireo Double

In my view, both Left and Right have their pathologies and contributions – which is why I’m a centrist. If the Left go insane (as today), I’m happy to side with the conservatives. If the Right go nasty, I’m happy to side with the progressives.

Julian Farrows
Julian Farrows
4 months ago
Reply to  Emre 0

Excellent comment. I’m in pretty much the same boat. I was mildly liberal until 2015. The Left has become a death cult.

Marcia McGrail
Marcia McGrail
4 months ago
Reply to  Albireo Double

Darwin was not right. He admitted it himself – read it carefully – sadly, most fall under his sleight of reasoning.

Albireo Double
Albireo Double
4 months ago

I think that it is absolutely brilliant. The political left is not just eating its own tail, but is working its way up to the head – which it proposes to have for supper, with a nice Chianti.

What’s not to like? That the left should die miserably, slowly, and excruciatingly, by its own hand, writhing in the agony inflicted by its own self-loathing is the most perfect karma that I can imagine.

The mistake of normal sane people is to react at all all to this consumate nonsense. They should simply pass by on the other side, and let the messy mass-suicide continue in its own time and space – hopefully a “safe space” in which the political left can thoroughly destroy itself.

Last edited 4 months ago by Albireo Double
Julian Farrows
Julian Farrows
4 months ago
Reply to  Albireo Double

Yes, the political Left have become modern-day flagellants. They were tedious back in the Middle Ages and they are tedious today.

Jeff Cunningham
Jeff Cunningham
4 months ago
Reply to  Julian Farrows

The monks with the boards in Python’s Holy Grail.

Bruce V
Bruce V
4 months ago

Always reminds me of the end stages of the French revolution, the Salem witch trials, and many other ridiculous moments in human history when common sense was abandoned and adults acted like children. The phrase “never again” rings hollow once more. It’s been doing that a lot lately.   
Thank you Ms. Rosenfield, nice article. Crocodile tears for the left-wing. 

Last edited 4 months ago by Bruce V
D Walsh
D Walsh
4 months ago
Reply to  Bruce V

After the French revolution, France was still French, after the USSR collapsed Russia was able to return. When the loony left are finished in the West there will be no return of your country, the effect of open borders will last forever

Last edited 4 months ago by D Walsh
Paul Nathanson
Paul Nathanson
4 months ago

This is an excellent (and enjoyable) article except for one thing. I never heard Trump saying that “Mexicans were “mostly rapists.” Nor did he say that about immigrants. What he said was that too many illegal immigrants were rapists, agents of drug cartels, human “traffickers” and so on. And the evidence shows that he was correct. Given that Rosenfield’s point in her article was that words are easily manipulated for ideological purposes, I think that she should have been more careful in citing this example.

James 0
James 0
4 months ago
Reply to  Paul Nathanson

Why do you care what Trump said about Mexicans when seemingly neither Mexican-Americans nor even Trump himself care?

I’m afraid you are falling into the trap of thinking ‘team X is bad, so team Y must be good’. Unfortunately they are all detestable in their own special ways.

Jeff Cunningham
Jeff Cunningham
4 months ago
Reply to  James 0

Is this like Tolstoy? All good people are alike; detestable people are each detestable in their own way.?

Warren T
Warren T
4 months ago
Reply to  Paul Nathanson

That’s the narrative they must stick with, regardless of its validity.

Karen Smith
Karen Smith
4 months ago
Reply to  Paul Nathanson

In 2015, when Trump launched his campaign, he did talk about Mexicans: https://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/donald-trump-presidential-bid-costing-him-msna629311

Cho Jinn
Cho Jinn
4 months ago

“Let’s be clear about this: nobody actually believes that the First Lady of the United States, a 71-year-old professional with a doctoral degree, needs to be instructed as to the difference between people and tacos.”

Eh…it’s an Ed.D, and a squishy one at that. Not convinced!

Jean Davis
Jean Davis
4 months ago
Reply to  Cho Jinn

Perhaps a 71-year old professional who can’t be bothered to read and edit the speech she is to give could tell us something about the speaker.

Wim de Vriend
Wim de Vriend
4 months ago
Reply to  Cho Jinn

Read her so-called PhD dissertation, which is on line, and you will find no evidence of reasoning, logic, mastery of English, or even an ability to do simple math. But then, that should not be surprising. Schools of Education were created to implement the central doctrine of the Public Education racket: every advanced degree entitles the teacher to more money, regardless of his/her achievements.

Dianne Bean
Dianne Bean
4 months ago

I certainly agreed with the majority of your article but found your description of our former President and First Lady to be most disrespectful and inaccurate. Never has a First Lady been so terribly treated by the woke media and magazines. Michelle Obama featured on every cover. Melania, a model, not on a single one. She wasn’t in hiding, she was shunned again by the woke media.

Warren T
Warren T
4 months ago
Reply to  Dianne Bean

Kat is required to stick with the narrative.

Jason Highley
Jason Highley
4 months ago
Reply to  Dianne Bean

It was refreshing to have a First Lady who didn’t ascend into an office of activism the moment she inhabited the White House. My classical liberal sensitivities are greatly turned off by the almost royal authority invested in most modern First Ladies. They have a staff – a STAFF! – even though they are elected to do precisely nothing. Michelle Obama’s weekly “initiatives” and “programs” made me want to alternately vomit and or weep for what America had become.

Allison Barrows
Allison Barrows
4 months ago

When did Hillary Clinton apologize for her husband’s coarseness? Oh, right. She never has. In fact, she and her husband took a little break from selling American assets to the Chinese to appear all over television blaming his obscenities on a “vast right-wing conspiracy” – and that was for just one of his indecent incidents. She then went on create international disasters as Booby Prize Secretary of State before the world dodged a nuclear-sized bullet when she lost her presidential race against a “short-fingered vulgarian” detested by all the cool kids and their media mouth-breathers.
I’ll take an unenthusiastic, unseen, unelected First Lady every damn time.

Jeff Cunningham
Jeff Cunningham
4 months ago

Or the “basket of deplorables” all her own.

Lennon Ó Náraigh
Lennon Ó Náraigh
4 months ago

The LatinX IncluXion Luncheon took place on Monday, in the Texas city of San Antonio, and Biden was attempting to compliment civil rights activist Raul Yzaguirre. “Raul helped build this organisation with the understanding that the diversity of this community, as distinct as the bodegas of the Bronx, as beautiful as the blossoms of Miami, and as unique as the breakfast tacos here in San Antonio, is your strength,” she said — mispronouncing “bodegas” as “BO-guh-duhs”.

Is that David Brent writing the First Lady’s speeches?

Terry M
Terry M
4 months ago

While she understands the insanity of the leftists, this woman completely misses the boat on Trump.
“He also vowed to build a wall to keep Mexicans — who, he suggested, were mostly rapists — out of the country, a comment for which he refused to apologise. And yet, for a growing number of voters, even that is better than the cringe coming out of the Left.”
Trump NEVER said MOST Mexicans were rapists, only that rapists were part of the group. And that is 100% true since some have been caught and prosecuted. Trump need NOT apologize for speaking a fact that has been widely mischaracterized, but Kat should.

Warren T
Warren T
4 months ago
Reply to  Terry M

It’s part of the narrative and will never go away. It’s one reason why we can’t communicate with each other anymore. We each believe our own facts.

Hardee Hodges
Hardee Hodges
4 months ago
Reply to  Terry M

A lie repeated often enough becomes truth. The writer has an obvious bias and it shows. As Warren noted, it’s the narrative used to attack Trump.
The rest of the article is OK except revealing that Biden didn’t practice her speech before an adequate sample which suggests overconfidence. And her speech writers need better training as they attempt to be relevant to an audience they clearly know little about.

Richard 0
Richard 0
4 months ago

Great article, thank you KR.

Ali W
Ali W
4 months ago

>but also because the country had been in pandemic lockdown for months, and everyone was bored and stir crazy and absolutely desperate to do something. Here was something to believe in and an excuse to flout the stay-at-home order

This was so obviously why things got out of control in 2020, and somehow never crossed the minds of all the people I mentioned it to at the time.

Warren T
Warren T
4 months ago

When someone from the left begins to acknowledge the folly and complete hypocrisy of the left, we can now have hope of a reversal from this dystopian society they have created. Amen.

Christopher Barclay
Christopher Barclay
4 months ago

“Media, fashion, publishing, television, the non-profit industrial complex …” Sectors which preach diversity and equality but which are dominated by rich, white people.
Some of these sectors also have high levels of sexual abuse of young women trying to start a career. Like his friend Epstein, Jean-Luc Brunel was suicided conveniently before a trial that would expose the widespread abuse of models and shame the fashion industry. That is if the people running the industry knew the meaning of shame.

David Frost
David Frost
4 months ago

Does Jill Biden think you are a taco?

Of course not! What a silly question! I’m not Hispanic– I’m Jewish, so I assume she thinks I’m a bagel with a schmear, or perhaps a piece of gefilte fish.

Last edited 4 months ago by David Frost
Matt Sylvestre
Matt Sylvestre
4 months ago

Rosenfield has it down on this and many similar issues… Excellent logic backed by solid writing. She and the likes of Murry and Wiess are what the Western World needs now…
A small aside: Perhaps we should stop describing progressive activists as “Elite” (I can think of a few alternatives, and I bet you can too)…

Joe Wein
Joe Wein
4 months ago

The Democrat self-immolation has taught Republicans a new word – schadenfreude

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Lisa Gross
4 months ago

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Last edited 4 months ago by Lisa Gross
Michael Layman
Michael Layman
2 months ago

This article, as all others written by the author dares to say what no corporate entity will. In terms of the BLM swell in 2020, Floyd was a career criminal and it has been noted elsewhere that “ Drug use, high blood pressure, heart disease and disrespect of the law caused his death”.
For the death of this man the country was turned upside down?