Baby Blankets and Scapegoats


From Bold Words:

Just for a second I’d like you to imagine yourself as the parent of a darling two-year-old. You stepped out of the house for a moment and when you came back, the walls were painted red with little handprints, the carpet was marked with little footprints, and at the end of the trail of footprints stood your little child, clothing red, feet red, face red, hands red. The child smiles at you with a big, bright, innocent smile. She twists one foot behind the other, folds her arms behind her back, and sways innocently. Her eyes try desperately not to look at the walls or the floors, or the ceiling (because somehow she was able to get paint up there too), but she can’t stop herself from peeking; she feels pride when she looks at her work. Between looking at her art and looking at you she says, “It wasn’t me. Rover did it,” but Rover’s footprints aren’t anywhere; Rover was outside with you all along.

This is the face of progressivism and modern liberalism.

The essay is about Russian hacking, but it is about much more.  Triggering. Safe spaces.  New rights being invented at a whim. Complaints about police shooting someone who was aiming a gum at them. Demands that the entire college faculty and administration serve under threat of firing, lest someone utter one word out of concert with the liberal orthodoxy.

Russia and other bad actors will meddle if they can. It seems the FBI, DNC and John Podesta made it easy. No one hacked the election, but it seems someone is trying to hack the anxious minds of leftist voters.  The narrative is being written: Trump’s win was not legitimate.  This is the baby blanket which the left will clutch over the next few years, allowing it to avoid the truth.   

Like “Bush lied, people died,” or “hands up, don’t shoot,” or “it wasn’t me…” truth isn’t really a factor.

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5 Responses to Baby Blankets and Scapegoats

  1. Tulip says:

    We had to listen to “selected not elected” for the eight years of Bush. Why should we expect anything different this time? If anything, it’ll be worse. They’ve grown progressively more infantile, if that’s even possible.

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    • gmhowell says:

      The DNC and the RNC are not the government. That their email was hacked is of no more concern than if the Boy Scouts of America or the Sierra Club had their email hacked. They are all private organizations.

      And I’m still waiting for someone to point to just one of the wikileaks emails and say “this is fake”.

      On Fri, Dec 16, 2016 at 4:54 PM, Dave Alexander & Company with David Edgren and Gus Bailey – The Artisan Craft Blog wrote:

      > Tulip commented: “We had to listen to “selected not elected” for the eight > years of Bush. Why should we expect anything different this time? If > anything, it’ll be worse. They’ve grown progressively more infantile, if > that’s even possible.” >

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      • Pablo says:

        Anyone who’s worried about the Russians hacking the DNC but has completely forgotten about the Chinese hacking the OPM needs to just sit down and shut up while the adults talk about important things.

        Secondarily, what information that was released by Wikileaks came to anyone as a surprise? What changed anyone’s opinion of Hillary? I’ve got nothing.

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  2. crawford421 says:

    It’s worse than them coming to the defense of someone shot while pointing a gun at cops — they’ve added the OSU jihadi to their lists of “victims of police”. Now, someone committing a mass stabbing is “innocent” in their eyes.

    Liked by 1 person

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