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The Laughable and Lamentable Loony Left

Jul 27, 2018

The loons on the left are certifiable. They are unhinged, they are militant, and they are hate-filled. They are getting increasingly nutty, and increasingly militant and thuggish, with violence more and more replacing debate and reason. Just the other day the Trump Walk of Fame star was smashed to bits in Hollywood.

So-called Antifa demonstrators in the US are getting out of control. The same in Australia, with violent gangs of leftist thugs seeking to shut down public meetings with people like Lauren Southern or Milo Yiannopoulos. So the left is simply getting more militant and more anti-democratic as it gets more looney.

Several recent episodes demonstrate just how bad things are getting. Let me feature some of these new cases. I begin in California. We all know it is the land of fruits and nuts. That explains why they pass moronic laws that allow migrants to defecate on public streets with impunity, and allow those who deliberately pass along HIV/AIDS to no longer face felony charges.

So it should come as no surprise that Santa Barbara is the latest municipality there to actually ban plastic straws. Yep, straws. Those who work at restaurants and other venues that give out straws can actually be hit with a fine of $1,000 and six months in jail. I kid you not. As one person quipped: “2018: where abortion is glorified and straws are criminalized. What a time to be alive.”

Or as another commentator wrote:

Now, I’m a reasonable person. I may be a libertarian, but I’m glad that we live in a society with laws. For example: I am glad that if a person, say, murders another person, then that murderer has to go to prison. That seems totally fair to me. But six months in jail for handing a little piece of plastic to another person? I feel like you’d have to be bananas to think that’s even close to fair.
www.nationalreview.com/2018/07/plastic-straw-ban-santa-barbara-jail-time-punishment/

While concern for the environment is warranted, we at least need to get our facts right. As Matt Walsh reminds us:

In reality, your straw usage has almost no impact on the ocean whatsoever. That’s partly because the “500 million straws a day statistic” is invented, and partly because the United States as a whole contributes very, very little to the plastic waste problem. About 60% of the plastic in the Ocean comes from five Asian countries: China, Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam, and Thailand. Indonesia’s Citarum River, the most polluted river on Earth, is essentially a massive trash heap on a giant aquatic conveyor belt.
www.dailywire.com/news/33611/walsh-walsh-america-responsible-almost-none-matt-walsh?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_content=062316-podcast&utm_campaign=mattwalsh

And then consider this new headline from the UK: “Academics at Bath University are told to stop saying ‘as you know’ to ‘snowflake’ students ‘in case it makes them feel inadequate’.” The story begins:

Academics at one of Britain’s top universities have been urged to avoid saying ‘as you know’ in lectures for fear that ‘snowflake’ students will be left feeling inadequate. The advice was given at a meeting of Bath University’s equality and diversity network, where members were warned it might cause some undergraduates to feel dimmer than others if they did not know what was being referred to and as a result do worse in their degree courses.
Berenice Dalrymple, co-chair of the university’s student union race equality group, told the meeting: ‘Some lecturers used commonly known references stating “as you know”, which could make students feel at fault for not knowing and make it difficult to engage with the course content.’
www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5954595/Bath-University-academics-urged-stop-saying-know-case-students-feel-inadequate.html

You just can’t make this stuff up folks. But wait, there’s more. The trans agenda insanity alone can provide plenty of fodder for us here. There is so much lunacy going on here that this article could simply run with this topic, but let me offer just two cases, with the first from Canada:

An Alberta man has legally changed his gender purely to benefit from the lower car insurance rates offered to women. “I didn’t feel like getting screwed over any more,” the man, identified only as “David,” told CBC this week. For more than three years, Alberta has been among several provinces in which residents can legally change the sex on their birth certificates without providing evidence of genital surgery….
David noted in a post to Reddit last April that he would have paid $4,517 if he had insured his car as a man, but the cost dropped to $3,423 once he became a woman. “I am now a woman … I now pay $1,100 less for auto insurance. I won. The end,” he wrote.
nationalpost.com/news/canada/alberta-man-legally-changes-sex-for-cheaper-car-insurance-i-didnt-feel-like-getting-screwed-over-any-more?utm_term=Autofeed&utm_campaign=Echobox&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook#Echobox=1532642426

But it keeps on going from bad to worse. Since we are on the issue of trans madness, let me offer another example of leftist lunacy. It seems that now even breastfeeding is somehow hateful. Yep, you read that right. Check this out:

Referring to a parent breastfeeding a child as “natural” is now considered “unethical” and “offensive” and has now been categorized as “hate speech.” A new study in Pediatrics declared that using the term to describe a biological function that only a “natural” born female can perform is “ethically inappropriate” for government and medical organizations. To describe breastfeeding as natural “reinforces rigid notions about gender roles” that may be “offensive” to those who were not born female, according to the report. “Coupling nature with motherhood… can inadvertently support biologically deterministic arguments about the roles of men and women in the family (for example, that women should be the primary caretaker,” the study says. The ruling will make it a punishable offense for doctors, government employees, or other medical professionals to describe breastfeeding as natural.
www.neonnettle.com/news/4556-describing-breastfeeding-as-natural-declared-hate-speech-towards-transgender

Good grief. We have absolute idiots running our institutions. And it is even scarier when they become politicians. Consider one final case of leftist moonbattery. We have yet another call to punish “breeders”. As one article states;

A democrat congressional candidate in Pennsylvania has desires to tax parents who have more than two children as “irresponsible breeders.” Scott Wallace is a population control zealot who has donated over $7 million to population control groups. Wallace is also supported and endorsed by both Planned Parenthood and NOW (National Organization for Women). According to The Daily Wire, Wallace, a millionaire and democrat who believes in taxing families with more than two kids for being privileged, also believes that the tax would be on “the privilege of irresponsible breeding.”
www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-07-25/millionaire-democrat-wants-tax-parents-more-two-kids-irresponsible-breeders

There you go again: another human hating “humanitarian”. Never mind that overpopulation is not our most pressing issue but just the opposite: all over the West we are facing a birth dearth. But I have dealt with this in numerous articles on the demographic panic mongers: billmuehlenberg.com/category/population-issues/

OK, just one more. And this has got to take the cake: it seems we are now racists when it comes to robots. Yep, you read it here first!

Have you ever wondered why you rarely see a brown or black robot? A couple of researchers at Monash University in Melbourne and Canterbury University in New Zealand were having trouble finding any — why were all the robots white? It led them to investigate whether people ascribe race to robots, and if this changed their behaviour towards them. What they discovered was that humans carry their racial biases over to robots.
www.abc.net.au/news/2018-07-24/we-are-racist-towards-robots-too-study-finds/10029548

And taxpayers are subsidising these basket cases?! The left has become a walking, talking example of mental and moral illness. And a piece from last year backs up the idea that leftism is a type of mental illness. It opens this way:

We’ve long subscribed to the notion that leftists are freakin’ bananas. There’s plenty of real-world evidence to back it up. Making up a new gender every week. Demanding for the rights of pedophiles. Even having multiple nervous breakdowns because their candidate lost (see all stories post November 8th). Which is hilarious, we’ll happily admit. Progressives have done a stellar job of making themselves out to be cuckoo. But now it looks like there’s empirical evidence to back up the idea that leftists are mentally ill. Charts and all…
www.louderwithcrowder.com/study-leftists-mentally-ill/

You can check out for yourself the research that he appeals to. But the sad truth is, things are getting very scary indeed, and as the left further goes berserk, we all suffer. It keeps getting worse, and sadly all of us tend to have to pay for all this lunacy.

Heaven help the West. It looks like mere earthlings can’t.

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20 Responses to The Laughable and Lamentable Loony Left

  • Oh dear, that escalated quickly. I fear for our collective future unless we get more leaders like Sebastian Kurz the Chancellor of Austria and less like Justin Trudeau the Prime Minister of Canada.

  • Our Creator said to Moses: “They shall surely be put to death, their blood shall be upon them.” It make more sense with each passing day.
    John Abbott

  • But Bill you are blaming the victims. Obviously blaming people because they have not the slightest sense is against all principles of equality. All people should be treated as equal no matter how insane they are and no matter how much damage they do to themselves, to others and to society. Didn’t you know? How else can we create a free society where everyone can be equally exploited by the party and the elites can control everyone’s else’s money and resources?

  • They’ve all gone mad, Bill. Totally, utterly mad; in fact mad isn’t a strong enough word to describe what they are. There are enemies in all our universities now….Bath is a top-ranker, with a glorious setting just above the city…but also the shadows of lunacy. Grand delusions sent by God. But how much longer can this last? Reading all the other stories here, it seems to be escalating.

  • Sometimes I wonder – That should or When I sin, What would the greatest punishment the Lord could inflict upon me? – Blindness?, Impoverishment?, Death? – No the greatest punishment would be madness . Rational thought gone, Cognitive powers gone – reduced to a blithering idiot mocked and ridiculed by those around me. Remember faithful Moses – at a ripe old age the lord both preserved is sight and more important his mind to the very end.

  • I read something recently – it may have been on your site – “The West will end not with a bang or even a whimper, but to thunderous applause”.

    But I reckon the guy with the car insurance discount might just be onto something…..

  • My dad [and many other people no doubt] had a saying – “Give them enough rope and they will hang themselves”. Let’s rejoice that God is in control – not the ‘lefties’

  • Serious books have been written about this stuff.
    Its a wonder that they haven’t been banned along with Noddy.

    The following is the Amazon precee about a 2011 tome; The Liberal Mind; The Psychological Causes of Political Madness by Lyle H. Rossiter, Jr., MD
    It comes with a four star rating from 159 reviews on the Amazon site.

    (The Liberal Mind is the first in-depth examination of the major political madness of our time): “The radical left’s efforts to regulate the people from cradle to grave. To rescue us from our troubled lives, the liberal agenda recommends denial of personal responsibility, encourages self-pity and other-pity, fosters government dependency, promotes sexual indulgence, rationalizes violence, excuses financial obligation, justifies theft, ignores rudeness, prescribes complaining and blaming, denigrates marriage and the family, legalizes all abortion, defies religious and social tradition, declares inequality unjust, and rebels against the duties of citizenship. Through multiple entitlements to unearned goods, services and social status, the liberal politician promises to ensure everyone’s material welfare, provide for everyone’s healthcare, protect everyone’s self-esteem, correct everyone’s social and political disadvantage, educate every citizen, and eliminate all class distinctions. Radical liberalism thus assaults the foundations of civilized freedom. Given its irrational goals, coercive methods and historical failures, and given its perverse effects on character development, there can be no question of the radical agenda’s madness. Only an irrational agenda would advocate a systematic destruction of the foundations on which ordered liberty depends. Only an irrational man would want the state to run his life for him rather than create secure conditions in which he can run his own life. Only an irrational agenda would deliberately undermine the citizen’s growth to competence by having the state adopt him. Only irrational thinking would trade individual liberty for government coercion, sacrificing the pride of self-reliance for welfare dependency. Only a madman would look at a community of free people cooperating by choice and see a society of victims exploited by villains.”

    Rational Wiki writes the book off this way ‘Joan Swirsky, a fan of the book, notes that it “avoids all the usual psychobabble.”[2] We hazard a guess that this is because the book does not contain any actual psychological science.’

    I’d better stop there, not having read the book!

  • Women get cheaper car insurance? Is that an example of the patriarchy that the radical feminists talk about?

  • Bill, I think ascribing the words, actions and attitudes of the leftists to an illness misses the point and diminishes their responsibility. The problem is actually one of evil (as the bible would diagnose it) evil that must be repented of. One who suffers an illness hopes for a cure, but evil is deliberately perpetrated by people who have turned away from God. I think we should always name this for what it is – sin – rather than trivialise it by likening it to an involuntary illness. Thank you for your tirelessness in keeping us abreast of where our culture is headed, food for prayer and concerned action!

  • Thanks Ronald. Yes, they may be nutters, but they are certainly evil, sinful and morally culpable nutters!

  • The person who described the possible penalties for giving out straws as bananas is insulting bananas – it should be obvious that a banana has more intelligence then than those that propose such penalties – maybe he will be fined for hate speech against bananas?

    Also Bill, on the topic of wacky and scary things, have you happened to see the video of Lauren Southern being asked by a police officer not to interview people near Lakemba mosque? Scary times.

  • I’m curious, what would happen if a cafe etc placed a strawholder somewhere but labelled it a transtirrer or somesuch for those with drinks? Is there any legislation defining what a straw actually is? Is a business responsible if a customer repurposes a non-straw labelled item for use as a straw?

    The Left is forcing society to reject reality. What happens if people start taking them at their word and doing so, or is it only permissible to deny reality in regards to the things the Left refuses to accept?

  • I can hardly come to terms with what the world now sees as “humanitarian” as the way it’s spun now knows nothing of of human dignity or ones love for their fellow human being. Rather an inhumane & in human world is being built seemingly & almost without any resistance. But we can stand…We can speak out… We can share to expose this hidden agenda with others….We can pray…& we can fight with the tools only God can give us. Please God help our children in this pervasive & ignorant society of ours…

  • I am reminded of Romans 1:28-32 “Furthermore, just as they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, so God gave them over to a depraved mind, so that they do what ought not to be done. They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips, slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents; they have no understanding, no fidelity, no love, no mercy. Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them.”

  • I am interested in your comments; The Australian Attorney-General’s Department page “Marriage equality in Australia” https://www.ag.gov.au/FamiliesAndMarriage/Marriage/Pages/marriage-equality.aspx which has details about the requirements to marry after the Marriage Amendment Bill says, “The conditions for a valid marriage have not changed.”

  • Bill, I love your last sentence – ” Heaven help the West. It looks like mere earthlings can’t “.
    That puts it in a nutshell.
    Very scary and strange days indeed.
    “Let not your heart be troubled”.

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