I’ve written a lot about Twitter and the BS we’ve seen toward Robert Stacy McCain the last few days and it has generated a lot of hits but I’d like to go off on a slight tangent.
For whatever reason HBO had one of their semi-annual “Free on Demand” moments and being newly laid off from the lowest paying job I’ve had since I left college in 1985 (Despite the spectacular Obama economy that everyone in the media is telling us we’re in’s talking about) I’ve been taking advantage of the situation to watch my two favorite series: John Adams: about the blunt spoken founding Father who Ted Cruz so reminds me of (more on that later this week) and Band of Brothers the true story of Easy Company in Europe during World War 2.
I bring this up because yesterday I was watching episodes six and seven which take place in Bastogne at the Battle of the Bulge where the 101st airborne are dealing with being surrounded in the dead of winter with little food, limited ammo, no winter clothing while under siege by a German Army five times their size with armor and artillery pounding them to pieces.
Their plight illustrates the difference between the fantasy that Robert Stacy McCain’s contrary opinions are causing oppression to the wealthy feminists now in charge at the Twitter “Safety” crew and feminist students at top line colleges whose annual tuition is double what I was making in my now non-existent job are suffering beyond measure by having their own public statements, expressed publicly on the net, quoted back at them, vs people actually suffering and risking something for a cause.
Furthermore one doesn’t have to go to drama to illustrate the costs of real suffering or risk, one can simply look at stories like this
The career criminal whose drawn gun sparked a wild shootout in which two Brooklyn police officers were wounded in Bedford-Stuyvesant early Saturday is a cop-hating, self-radicalized Muslim who is associated with other suspected extremists, police sources told The Post.
Jamal Funes, whose rap sheet stretches 17 years across three states, is “associated with people the Joint Terrorism Task Force are looking at,” one source said.
via Pam Geller who says:
The NYPD is a favorite target for devout Muslims engaging in jihad. As big as this story is, don’t expect the enemedia to report it. One resident said, “We felt like we were in Baghdad.” Uh, you are.
“When officers show up, they’re in the middle of a combat situation.”
Of course to the people who are silencing Stacy it’s the police who are the oppressors and the gunman the victim, just as the Muslim refugees who were assaulting women in cologne are the victims and the women assaulted in stories like this:
“Teenage Afghan migrant, 16, ‘rapes worker at Belgian asylum centre two weeks after attending a course on how to treat Western women,
Somehow don’t raise the ire of their feminist sisters that the words of Robert Stacy McCain Do.
That’s the real difference between those trying to silence Stacy McCain and Stacy himself.
Stacy surrounded by his children and grandchildren and well versed in the sacrifices both he and his ancestors have gone through to give said children and grandchildren their life in America, knows that even if Twitter never lets him back in, he’s a lucky man with a good life, better that most of the human race before him has endured and he is grateful to God for this bounty.
Meanwhile his critics who are trying to put him down, being ignorant of history and brought up in a culture that’s told them how special they are all their lives, continue to see themselves as oppressed victims of a terrible system even as they draw a healthy pay and enjoy one of the most comfortable lifestyles in the history of mankind.
What an unhappy life that must be. Even with all the financial issues I’ve had for the last year and the physical illness I’ve gone through for the last month, I wouldn’t trade places any of those people in the Twitter Safety crowd or those feminists crying in their cornflakes even if it came with the extra years of their comparative youth.
And I suspect neither would Robert Stacy McCain.
Update: I know I use this Screwtape quote a lot but it so fits here
The characteristic of Pains and Pleasures is that they are unmistakably real, and therefore, as far as they go, give the man who feels them a touchstone of reality. Thus if you had been trying to damn your man by the Romantic method…you would try to protect him at all costs from any real pain; because, of course, five minutes’ genuine toothache would reveal the romantic sorrows for the nonsense they were and unmask your whole stratagem.
I suspect Screwtape and his friends have a field day with modern feminists.
Oh and expect to see more of this:
“The intolerant student Left has even turned on me – a lifelong civil rights campaigner,”
First they came for RS McCain….
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