The most recent rhetorical left-wing bridge to nowhere comes courtesy of a wide-brush narrative that swept across the progressive talking points the way "teenage girls falling in love with bad-boy vampires" recently consumed the media-verse. Everyone and everything had to be about conflicted yet overly moral, day-walking, cold-blooded bad-boys (daddy would never approve of) being fawned over by teenage girls in search a supernatural love connection. And so it is with emotional train wrecks running political parties, trying to emulate Stalin and Mao, as they tilt at a windmill named civility.
In the wake of the Tuscon Tragedy the democrats and their media propagandists went "Twilight" with a two-tined pitchfork of populism. (Let’s call the tines team Jacob, and team Edward.) One tine was to poke the Republicans as the voice responsible for the violence. The other was to give their demoralized base a chance to wear that "curb opposition speech/ban guns" prom dress they all have in their closets but that just never seems to go out of style. Together they would try to use hate speech about speech to date -ape the second amendment in the back seat of a convertible somewhere outside the dance hall.
But as with most left wing narratives this was more projection to disguise their own complicity. The left is chock full of violent musings they can’t seem to keep a lid on, one of which just made an appearance at a Children Theater in Missoula, Montana.
The civility narrative that preceded the "Missoula Massacre" was unleashed like some plague spread via-twitter from beneath the White House, and was echoed from the President and all progressive points beneath. It was a call for civility, to end the hateful rhetoric, made more often than an obsessive compulsive aunt checks the locks on the doors and windows before bedtime. But like every past effort to promote this narrative the progressives were only talking about their opponents being civil, which is what makes it so much fun to be a blogger.
Within days the left was being the left, calling for the casual verbal or physical abuse of Republicans or any conscientious objector who would not get on board the "civility express to nowhere."
Progressive calls for civility are no different than their calls for bi-partisanship, cutting spending, keeping lobbyists out of the White House, Pay-go, or even the US constitution; there are exceptions–those things were never meant to limit democrats.
So it should come as no surprise that at a Children’s theater performance of "The Mikado" in Missoula Montana, the "grown ups" modified the original script to include a reference to beheading former Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin. A letter writer to the Missoulian commented that…
Now, I realize you play to a mostly liberal audience in Missoula and so, I am sure, felt comfortable in your calling for the beheading of Sarah Palin. I am painfully aware that most in the audience tittered with laughter and clapped because "no one would miss her" but there were some in your audience who took great offense to this "uncivil tone" about another human being.
I like the part about the tittering with laughter from a mostly liberal audience. And no, I am not going to ask the New Hampshire Democrat Party to denounce it or any other democrat to do so–they would just be lying anyway. Besides, nothing that happens in Missoula Montana should have any political traction in New Hampshire…unless of course the play called for the beheading of Nancy Pelosi for example, in something of a more ‘conservative’ venue.
Imagine a report about conservatives giggling at the beheading of Nancy Pelosi? It would have the progressives screeching like banshees. Just knowing that tells us something most of us already know about who they are. But how did they get that way? And what is the story behind the added line in the production because the two are connected. Connected to who liberals are, and connected to the narrative.
No one just throws together a play in a few days. There are usually weeks or months of auditions, readings, rehearsals, set construction, so you have to wonder…was the line about beheading Palin added to the script before the Tuscon shootings or did they add it after? And does either circumstance make them more or less the raging violent, clueless, hate-mongering hypocrites they continue to show themselves to be?
Teachers, instructors, professionals and involved parents (you know grown-ups), who are rank and file liberals–not professional talking heads, politicians or political communications cranks who make their living off this kind of duplicitous nonsense–probably ran this production. And these are people who all agreed to add the line in or to leave it in.
So from the script editor to the producer and director, to the production staff down to the actors who had to read the lines more than once before the show even went on, no one thought they should take that line out? No one thought it was…uncivil?
What does this say about the everyday liberal-progressive?
Does choosing to be a liberal just equip you with this kind of ‘pre-programmed’ hypocrisy? Does it just come with the DNC membership or is something you "pick up" somewhere along the way? Or is this simply the kind of people this political party attracts?
Picking it up along the way would mean that some angry or violent liberal hate speech, ‘influenced’ these people to a degree that made it business as usual to make beheading Sarah Palin a giggle line at the children’s theater, even in the absence of the Tuscon tragedy. But just weeks after the civility narrative went viral the line was either added or left in and no one in the production noticed?
So is this is just who these people are; indifferent to their own hostility and hypocrisy, even at the middle-class white bread, soccer mom level? And if it is not a feature of their ideology by default, then who on the left is intentionally training them to be that way?