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Wed Nov 24, 2021, 08:19 PM

The bottomless self-pity of American conservatives

The last decade has seen conservatives making great political hay mocking liberal undergrads. Taking a handful of examples wildly out of context, right-wing provocateurs like Milo Yiannopoulos sneered endlessly about how these students wanted "trigger warnings" before exposure to traumatizing ideas or "safe spaces" where they supposedly wouldn't have to hear hard truths. Conservative pundit Ben Shapiro sold mountain ranges of merch mocking supposed liberal "snowflakes" whose feelings can't handle empirical reality.

Today the shoe is on the other foot. Now it is conservatives who now want to be protected from discomfort and we're not just dealing with blue-haired liberal arts students who fit the snowflake stereotype if you squint. This time, actual government institutions with real power are involved, and right-wing self-pity is bottomless.

Take the recent spree of conservative book banning. Numerous school districts in Utah, Missouri, Florida, and Virginia have pulled books from libraries, typically in response to pressure from right-wing parents whipped into a froth by conservative elites like Virginia governor-elect Glenn Youngkin (R). Texas state Rep. Matt Krause complied a list of 850 books deserving of suppression because they "might make students feel discomfort, guilt, anguish, or any other form of psychological distress because of their race or sex."

Books by Nobel laureate Toni Morrison, Ernest Gaines, and especially the graphic novel Gender Queer: A Memoir are common targets. In Texas, Republican Gov. Greg Abbott explained why he was demanding education officials draw up a list of books to be pulled from schools: "As you are aware, a growing number of parents of Texas students are rightfully outraged about highly inappropriate books and other content in public school libraries." Our little Chets and Khrystals need to be protected from books with sexual or upsetting content! (One hopes they don't have cell phones or computers with an internet connection.)

https://www.yahoo.com/news/bottomless-self-pity-american-conservatives-110109527.html

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Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Nov 24 OP
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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 08:36 PM

1. Ever the victims

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Response to Blue Owl (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 09:37 PM

2. out of one face, while the other face accuses everyone they think is out to get them of victimhood.

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Wed Nov 24, 2021, 10:12 PM

3. Persecuted christians have national cathedral, multiple holidays, radio music, on & on. . . . nt

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Wed Nov 24, 2021, 10:15 PM

4. White supremacists crying their privilege ebbing away. They'll have to compete against The Other. nt

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Thu Nov 25, 2021, 06:36 AM

5. sad whining little

bitches......

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