Tuesday, June 10, 2014

George Will vs. The Liars

George Will said exactly what I've been saying for years. His opponents on the left found themselves unable to form an argument against what he said and are instead responding to a fictional argument.

Let's be clear. George Will wrote:

Colleges and universities are being educated by Washington and are finding the experience excruciating. They are learning that when they say campus victimizations are ubiquitous (“micro-aggressions,” often not discernible to the untutored eye, are everywhere), and that when they make victimhood a coveted status that confers privileges, victims proliferate. And academia’s progressivism has rendered it intellectually defenseless now that progressivism’s achievement, the regulatory state, has decided it is academia’s turn to be broken to government’s saddle.

His point is that to the left it is desirable to find a way to label oneself a victim. I have noticed this trend as well, and I think it partially explains why the left gets so upset when conservatives try to label themselves as victims. To the left, there is power in the victim label.

The usual suspects, writers for outlets such as Media Matters, the National Organization for Women and the Huffington Post can't touch that argument, so they wish to pretend that Will said people want to be victimized and become actual victims. They are trying to make it sound like he said people want to be raped.

It's a repeat of the Todd Akin fallout, but unlike Akin, Will had a good point. The statistics activists are the Democrat party are wallpapering the country with are fake. Will joined a growing list of people speaking out against overly-broad new definitions of rape, deceptively-worded surveys and the "consent" crusade that assumes all sex is rape until proven otherwise.

Honestly, it's hard to pretend to be too upset about this. I'm a big fan of George Will and I hate to hear lies told about him, but at the same time this fake outrage is downright boring. Modern feminists have created these phony scandals so many times that everything they're now saying is predictable and cliche. Dogs bark, cats meow and feminists scream "rape apologist."

I've never seen a group of people more eager to misunderstand their opponents than modern feminists.

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