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Culture War Crazies: October 10th edition

Time for another installment of the flaky and bonkers world of the culture wars and social justice.  The seven best (in no particular order) under reported stories of the past week are presented by yours truly and sponsored by no one.

WEINER TAKES HIS WEINER TO JAIL

Anthony Weiner, the disgraced former NY Congressman and soon-to-be ex-husband of Hillary Clinton’s shadow, Huma Abedin, was sentenced to 21 months in jail for sexting a follower.  Proving that a third strike is an out in baseball and sexting, the aptly named pervert will have to register as a sex offender upon release from prison.  In May, he pleaded guilty to sending inappropriate material to a 15-year-old girl; that is, he requested that she perform sex acts and displays via a webcam.  Of course, there’s only one thing more terrifying than Weiner sending a picture of his weiner or bare-chested body over the Internet: a picture of Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, or Lena Dunham.

SPEAKING OF LENA DUNHAM…

Social justice activist, “actress,” sometimes nudist and beached walrus-looking Lena Dunham recently took to Twitter with this bit of logic regarding Donald Trump:

Not only is he a racist but he’s a racist with untreated mental illness. So under diff circumstances he’s Dylann Roof

Apparently, the whole NFL “taking a knee” controversy rekindled Dunham’s belief that America is occupied by a huge contingent of white supremacists and that Trump is their leader.  He’s so much of a leader that he is the equivalent of someone who shoots up a predominantly black church in South Carolina and kills 19 people.

Perhaps Ms. Dunham should just stick to writing stories about fake rapes and diddling her little sister.  Maybe Dunham and Anthony Weiner can exchange some text messages.

IN KEEPING WITH CELEBRITY ANALYSIS OF TRUMP

Billy Joe Armstrong, singer and guitarist with the rock group Greenday- which used to be good- had an interesting take on Trump in an interview with the increasingly obese Michael Moore.  Said this brainiac who perpetually sports eye liner (because its soooo cool and punk):

The first time I heard of Trump legitimately running for president…the first thing I thought of was fascism. I was just thinking of all the buildings he’s got his name on. That type of narcissism — wow, that’s not that much different from Saddam Hussein. He’s batsh*t crazy.

Because so many people checked into the swanky Hotel Hitler in Germany, or patronized the Saddam Hussein casino-hotel in Baghdad.  So, the next time you go to an anti-Trump rally near you, be sure to purchase the $25 Greenday-emblazoned hat and T-shirt as you get there on your $75 limited-edition Greenday-emblazoned skateboard.  It might get cold, so get your $45 Greenday-emblazoned hoodie, or just wear your own after affixing your $10 Greenday patch.  And it wouldn’t be complete if you didn’t have your $45 Billy Joe Armstrong mask in case you wanted to get away with punching a Nazi.  For the low amazing price of $224 in Greenday-emblazoned merchandise, you too can take a stand against fascism.

BOOBS, HEFNER AND CNN

Three weeks ago, CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin had to cut short an interview with sportscaster Clay Travis when he said he supported the “First Amendment and boobs.”  Baldwin was shocked that someone would say such a thing in 2017.

Move forward two weeks and witness CNN’s coverage of the death of Hugh Hefner, who elevated depictions of the female human breast to not only an art form, but a multi-million dollar industry.  It was not too long ago that feminists and those offended by the word “boobs” railed against Hefner and others for the way they objectified women.

In reaction to his death, the man who brought you pictorials of a woman’s boobs was described by CNN as a “cultural icon” and a “legend” who left a “legacy” through his “iconic” magazine.  Yet, one of their popular anchors is offended by the word “boobs.”  Go figure.

BREAKING: FEMINISTS INVENT ANOTHER NEW WORD

One of the first things I learned in my Abnormal Psych class at Rutgers many moons ago on my way to a degree in Psychology about schizophrenic symptoms was “word salad-” a mixture of disconnected words- and their tendency towards “neologisms-” or making up new words.  Word salad seems to describe most of what comes from the feminist intersectional Left these days, but they are certainly proficient at neologisms also.

They have given us, in a short time, “mansplaining,” “manspreading,” and “manflu.”  There are likely others, but the newest one is “hepeating.”  Countless progressive websites and social media are adopting this term with reckless abandon.  And just what is “hepeating?”

This is what happens when a woman comes up with a good idea or suggestion at the workplace only to be ignored.  But, when a male counterpart repeats the suggestion or idea and then gets credit, the workplace and the male is guilty of “hepeating.”  I suppose we should be somewhat thankful they retired the “man” prefix, preferring instead, “he.”  Of course, none of these terms- “man” and “he-” are gender neutral and thus likely to further confuse and offend the transgender workers.

HARD WORK IS NOW RACIST

According to Penn State-Brandywine professor Angela Putnam, a belief that hard work will result in success in life is a silly social construct invented by whites to keep non-whites in their place.  She came to this conclusion after students completed her white privilege seminar and responded positively to such controversial statements like “everyone has an equal opportunity to succeed” and “if I work hard, I can be successful.”  Said the learned professor:

[Students] are socialized to believe that we got to where we are…because of our own individual efforts…Whiteness ideologies may be reproduced through a general acceptance and unchallenging of norms, as well as through everyday discourse from a wide variety of racial positionalities.

This begs the question: what the hell are  “positionalities?”  (HINT: neologism, word salad).  More importantly, Ms. Putnam seems to be a racist here suggesting that non-whites lack the ability to succeed through hard work.

AND FINALLY…A WORD ON SEUSSGATE

First Lady Melania Trump made the controversial decision to donate Dr. Seuss books to a library which was promptly rejected by the librarian declaring that Dr. Seuss somehow perpetuated white supremacy.  While one can make the case that Theodore Geisel certainly made some ethnic stereotypical propaganda cartoons before visions of cats in hats and green eggs and ham danced in his head, banning Dr. Seuss from a library seems a little over the top.

The letter that accompanied the refusal referred to some obscure article about a bow tie on the cat with the hat which, taking this nonsense to its illogical conclusion, means Dr. Seuss was dog-whistling the bygone days of minstrel shows where said minstrels would don bow ties.  That would make a whole series of cartoon characters from Micky Mouse to BooBoo, Yogi Bear’s sidekick, racist depictions also.

Somehow one gets the impression that if this donation of books was made by Michelle Obama, there would have been an assembly of students as the ex-FLOTUS read selected Dr. Seuss books.  In fact, there is video footage of her hubby, Barack, doing just that which (using actual logic) would make the first black president complicit in white supremacy.  But because Melania happens to be married to the Racist-in-Chief, a separate set of values exists.