Time to interrupt my final two Stacy McCain posts to comment a little on the issues of the day/week.
There have been attacks in London and Paris this week. In Paris the target was just one policeman in London the underground but the most amazing thing about both attacks is the continuing unwillingness of either people to fight back.
There was an altogether different incident in London this week as well where Transgender activists, beat up a 60 year old woman recording a feminist event at Hyde Park drawing the approval of at least one democrat candidate for congress in Massachusetts. Apparently the new British culture of not fighting back doesn’t just extend to Islamist terror.
Ben Shapiro spoke at Berkeley this week and wrote of the lesson of his speeches. The most important is one that our British friends might take not of, if the police are allowed to enforce the law, law order and freedom of speech are upheld.
I suspect that the only thing I find less remarkable than this facebook story concerning targeting ads based on phrases concerning “jew hatred” is not very remarkable assumption b pro-publica that such a person would be on the right. It has is a firm resolution of the media/left to ignore the rising antisemitism in their ranks for even very longer than my own resolution to not set up an account on facebook.
I’m old enough to remember when the media/left insisted that Scooter Libby had to be jailed over the Valerie Plame affair. Strangely enough Susan Rice’s activities don’t seem to excite any worry at all to them, after all her targets were their political enemies.
The Red Sox failure to punish those behind the banner incident beyond ejection is going to encourage more of this at more Redsox Patriots Bruins and perhaps even Celtics games. And while I agree with the Herald that it will hurt the left in the long run, it will also make these games much less enjoyable for those who enjoy sports so I don’t like the trade off.
Speaking of things that are bad press for the left it’s quite correct that Bernie Sanders who thought single payer was too expensive when the country’s population was smaller has frightened the left into signing on. It’s things like this that are the best allies of a GOP that fails to satisfy it’s voters and a president who might consider doing the same.
Even worse for the left is the fact that many on their side, young, hip and of color are questioning it. How soon will we see rebelling against the left PC become the next cool thing for the eternally bored young?
Andrew Breitbart told us that politics is downstream from culture, Phelim McAleer with his Ferguson play has taken these words to heart and is going to make sure some of that truth gets downstream. Would that more of those on the right, particularly those who waste their funds on consultants, did so too.
Finally I find reading “Chelsea” Manning play the victim over losing a visiting fellowship at the Kennedy School at Harvard when she will still be given a speaking slot at the most prestigious almost as amazing as the initial invitation. Then again considering what I saw at Harvard last week, the idea that the Kennedy School, as in John Fitzgerald Kennedy war hero, would honor a traitor who is only free from a 35 year jail sentence because we elected a president with a great affection for enemies of America does not seem that amazing at all.