As the linked article documents even liberals in Washington state and Canada rebelled against the insanity of paying more money for the hydrocarbon fuel we use to heat our home and drive to work. Any republican senator who votes for this deserves to be primaried and cast into the great abyss where Paul Ryan and Jeff Flake wail and gnash their teeth. But I guarantee that more than one idiot republican senator will.
We really deserve better politicians but I doubt we’ll ever get them.
In case you didn’t know Ben Shapiro and Jordan Peterson are the intellectual leaders of the Right-Wing. Or to use their terminology, they are “intellectual leaders of the dark web.” I was sent this link and normally I wouldn’t click anything from the NYT but the description was so hilarious sounding I couldn’t resist. After reading it I was full of conflicting feelings. The overwhelming emotion was amazement at just how inaccurate the conclusions were. Another was anger that the NYT was once again attempting to misdirect people to useful idiots who would do the Left’s bidding. And finally was hilarity at just how ridiculous their choices were. Jordan Peterson, the man whose 12 rules of living include standing up straight and taking your pills, was somehow a right-wing Machiavelli directing the revolution like a three dimensional chess master.
What is it with these people? I mean I know the republicans are the stupid party but come on! In what alternate universe is NeverTrumper, Ben Shapiro on the cutting edge of dissident right wing thought? Give us some credit. We finally figured out the Bushes, the neo-conservatives, the Weekly Standard and the National Review were the controlled opposition. Don’t turn around and send the same group right back at us again. At least put fake moustaches on them and change their names to Jones and Smith. While they’re at it they might as well claim that JEB! has seen the light and is ready to embrace Pepe the Frog as long as Pepe renounces White Supremacy.
Kevin Williamson just found out what happens when you embrace the Left. You get shanked for your trouble. And if you can get along with your new insect overlords it means you have been bought and paid for. You’ll discover (or if you don’t then anyone who reads you will discover) that you now think just like your employer. I think folks on the right have had enough of playing nice with the left. It won’t be necessary to install a skinhead in the White House but we can stop trying to please the New York Times. Donald Trump has demonstrated that not compromising with leftists and pushing the limits works. You hear about the Overton Window but actually seeing it pushed in our direction for once is inspirational.
So don’t be tempted. The right wing is infested with crazy people. Half of the things they believe sound like gibberish. Nobody knows whose ideas will turn out to be the ones that finally defeat the Left. And maybe all of our problems go away under President Trump’s moderate administration and we never have to find out if the Alt-Right apocalypse would turn out the way they hope. So use your judgement and keep your eyes and ears open and weigh everything carefully.
But don’t let the New York Times tell you who to follow. That will lead to Bill Kristol, John McCain, Justice Kennedy and some endless war in Podunkistan.