“I think a lot of self-importance is a product of fear. And fear, living in sort of an un-self-examined fear-based life, tends to lead to narcissism and self-importance.” – Moby
Double standards. I’ve written about double standards many times, but I repeat myself because the most pernicious issues are often the simplest. We are all capable of creating our own double standards, and abiding by them as well. It is not a one sided issue, the use of the double standard. That being said, the left has cornered the market. And since they have 99.999% of the media on their side, they can proliferate these lies with nearly no accountability. It’s an incredible system.
Aside from the immigration crisis, the issue the left has taken the most time to manufacture is the “war on women.” Don’t believe a religious business should be forced to pay for an employee’s abortion pills? Sexist! Don’t believe in on-demand abortions for any reason? Sexist! Think Hillary badly mishandled Benghazi? Super sexist! Even legitimate critiques of policy are labeled as sexist in the land of the left. We see the same thing with regard to Obama, and racism. Using the magic shields of race, and gender, Democrats can do whatever they want, and remain impervious to criticism. But what happens when one of their own is in the line of fire?
According to Tony Lee of Breitbart:
“When Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) alleged in her book that male colleagues made sexist remarks to her, the mainstream press honed in on the ‘southern congressman.’ The Washington Post recounted a story about Sen. Strom Thurmond (R-SC) groping Sen. Patty Murray’s (D-WA) breast in a Senate elevator.“
While I was at the gym the other day, the TV was turned to CNN (naturally, in the peoples’ republic of New York), and the panelists were discussing the accusations made by Gillibrand. One panelist said that if Gillibrand had the guts to talk about the issue in the first place, she should name names.
With the smell of sexism in the water, the sharks simply cannot get enough, especially when it reinforces their previously held narrative of the war on women. The left wants Gillibrand to tell a sob story of how an evil, white, Republican scumbag behaved lecherously toward her. That way, the Democrats, and their media lovers can pat themselves on the back for a job well done in exposing the disgusting conservative movement. Because we all know that if one conservative behaves badly, then all conservatives must be just as bad, and the whole movement must be thrown out. But what about Ted Kennedy?
In his Breitbart article, Tony Lee beings up the fact that leftist hero Teddy Kennedy was a notorious lech, yet the left seems not to care. Why is that, I wonder? Because as long as you’re on the right side of the argument, you can say, and do whatever you want. The cause of the left always outweighs any of its messengers, because Liberalism is messianic.
Liberals like to believe that they are waging a special war with the world, that their causes are so much bigger than they are. The left’s rabid environmentalism is a war against the man-made apocalypse, and their full-throated support for abortion on demand, gay marriage, and amnesty is a defense of the most basic human rights of women, gays, and illegals. The left believes that conservatism is barbaric, and inhuman, and that it must be stopped at all costs, and if that means overlooking any, and all evils within their own ranks, so be it.
Republicans have their faults, to be sure, but an unwillingness to see the evils of their own is not one of them. For evidence, just look to the schism within the Party. An entire group of Republicans believe that the more established members of their Party have become arms of the federal apparatus, and thus, harmful to the United States. Look to the left, and that willingness to see flaws is nowhere one be found.
The left sticks together to deliver their messianic message, and if that means dismissing the fact that Teddy Kennedy killed Mary Jo Kopechne, and that Bill Clinton is a ferocious womanizer, so be it. The message is more important. The thing is, in their denial of their own sins, they have completely undermined their own point. They claim to be the Party of women, while passively supporting vile acts against the fairer sex. They blast conservatives for waging a manufactured war on women, while they themselves—in their political cohesion—have done more to harm women than anyone else.
The left has convinced many that conservatives see women as objects, but in their willingness to ignore the vile behavior of Teddy Kennedy, Bill Clinton, and a litany of others, they seem to be the ones who really believe that.