The Culture Wars, Vol. 105: Delusions, Pride and a Smidgen of Sanity

Promoted from the diaries by streiff. Promotion does not imply endorsement.



One of the most annoying anti-Trump television personalities is Don Lemon whom CNN gives an entire show in prime time that no one watches.  Convinced that the network that pays him for people not to watch him, he insisted that the network is not liberal.  In a sense, Lemon is correct: they are probably Far Left given their support in reporting for the forces of antifa which go hand-in-hand with their non-reports of the violence of antifa.  Coupled with their obvious anti-Trump bias, such statements by Lemon further shows what a sad bubble these boobs live in.


Joe Biden- a man best known for serial hugging, hair-sniffing, flip-flopping and plagiarism- wants to be President in 2020.  He wants it so bad that he made perhaps the most preposterous campaign promise in the history of campaign promises.  Biden declared that if elected, cancer will be cured.  One guesses that when neither come to fruition, he will explain that he evolved on the issue.


The Wrap, normally a neutral website, recently went all social justice warrior in a review of that controversial movie, The Secret Life of Pets, Part 2.  Says their review of the movie:

The Secret Life of Pets 2 effectively acts as an animated ode to heteronormativity, toxic masculinity and patriarchal worldviews…Pets 2’s” descent into the bowels of what reads as conservative messaging begins as Katie (voiced by Ellie Kemper), Max’s owner, randomly meets a young man, quickly marries and has a child. In this fictional universe, that’s clearly the only natural progression of events in a woman’s life.

In particular they have problems with Harrison Ford’s alpha dog character and Kevin Hart’s character in the movie.  In Ford’s case, the dog he voices says things like “Men don’t cry” and “Rub some dirt in it” when someone gets a cut.  Kevin Hart’s character raps about how macho he is.  Such thoughtcrime…


Drive by any county or municipal building and you are likely to see the black and white POW/MIA flag flying alongside Old Glory.  In Montgomery County, Maryland, because it is Pride Month, officials there decided it would be a good idea to replace the POW flag with the rainbow gay pride flag.  In response to complaints from people, they decided to put the POW flag below, but on the same pole at the gay pride flag.  Virtue signaling through flags- a new trend in social justice.


Target stores are going full-bore SJW.  In June, they introduced a line of “pride” clothing that is, of course, gender neutral.  This is simply furtherance of their descent into gay pride madness since they have also eliminated all references in their stores to boys and girls bedding, toys and clothing.  Well, at least GI Joe and Barbie can finally hook up on the same shelf.  Worse yet, Target announced that 50% of the profits from the gay pride clothing will go to an organization called GLSEN (the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network) which is hard at work introducing the gay agenda into kindergarten classes nationwide.


Michael Bloomberg has waged a jihad against cigarettes, salt, trans fats, guns, soda, baby formula, soup, escalators, earbuds, styrofoam, and even soda pop in Mexico.  At a recent address to MIT graduates, he pledged $500 million over the next ten years to close down every coal plant in the United States.  Of course, he does not propose what would replace those plants or what to do about unemployed coal workers, but what are a few details when there is environmental social justice to signal?


Congratulations to the Toronto Raptors for winning their first NBA championship.  With that out of the way, it is no mistake to say that the NBA television ratings have been in the toilet this past season. With overpaid players with an average salary over $5 million attacking fans in the stands and the face of the NBA- LeBron James, a noted race-baiter on social media- sidelined from the playoffs, NBA commissioner Adam Silver has discovered the underlying problem with the NBA when he announced the league was considering dropping the phrase “owner” when referring to NBA… owners.  It seems that to pampered, highly paid NBA players, the phrase “owner” triggers visions of slavery.  Slaves should be so lucky to be paid an average of $5 million a year to dribble an inflated orange ball.


The Nevada state legislature recently voted to pledge their six electoral votes to the winner of the national popular vote, thus negating the will of the voters in the state.  This is a concerted effort by the Left to do an end-around the Constitution’s electoral college that has gained some momentum of late.  However, Nevada’s Democrat Party governor Steve Sisolak vetoed the legislation in a temporary bout of sanity.  Hey…let’s give credit where credit is due, even to a Democrat.