Monday, January 24, 2022

The Death of Shame was a Murder

The Left spent a generation overplaying its go-to tool: the shame choke collar.

So the tool naturally began losing its potency. But the Left failed to notice. It kept pulling tighter and a point of ultimate high absurdity (when you're holding a hammer, all problems look like nails).

Then along came Trump, who deftly, easily snapped it.

Three results:
1. The tool has lost all effectiveness even for reasonable purposes.

2. Nearly half the country stands proudly, exuberantly shameless. Think antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

3. The Left keeps reflexively returning to its broken tool, like endlessly flicking an empty lighter.
The Taoists are right. No effect is without cause, no child without parent. Excess breeds excess, and a pull is a push from a different perspective.


Anonymous said...

By left do you mean neoliberal, so-called moderates like yourself? Because that's not left.

Jim Leff said...

Certainly not.

And if you're going to come at me snotty ("so-called"), use your name, as I do here, if you hope to be engaged with at all politely.

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