Of Eye Motes and Gored Oxen

I make it a point to know by whom and in which an article is published.  Places like the New York Times and the Washington Post have had to resort to deceptive titling to fool normal people into clicking on their absurdly biased news and opinion content.  Ninety nine out of a hundred times I skip right past their offerings.  But today I saw an article entitled “Why Merrick Garland Can’t Win” (please do not click on this unless you’re willing to read leftist crap) written by Dahlia Lithwick in Slate.  Now if there was ever an article with three strikes against it this would be it.  But before I start my rant I just want to ask how does anyone get named Dahlia Lithwick who isn’t a character in some Victorian Romance novel?

I make it a point to know by whom and in which an article is published.  Places like the New York Times and the Washington Post have had to resort to deceptive titling to fool normal people into clicking on their absurdly biased news and opinion content.  Ninety nine out of a hundred times I skip right past their offerings.  But today I saw an article entitled “Why Merrick Garland Can’t Win” (please do not click on this unless you’re willing to read leftist crap) written by Dahlia Lithwick in Slate.  Now if there was ever an article with three strikes against it this would be it.  But before I start my rant, I just want to ask how does anyone get named Dahlia Lithwick who isn’t a character in some Victorian Romance novel?

So, before I decided to read this screed, I knew that nothing that Dahlia Lithwick could write or Slate would publish had any possible chance of me agreeing with it.  So, they were completely dependent on the title to fool me.  Based on the title it sounded like it was an essay proving that Merrick Garland won’t be able to distort his role as Attorney General to harm conservatives.  Well, I know from long experience that this is a ploy.  Instead, it will be a defense of Garland and all he does.  But I clicked on it.  Maybe I thought I needed to suffer for some terrible sins in my past.  But for whatever reason I decided to click on it.  And when I did, I found myself through the looking glass.

Dahlia Lithwick was moaning about how the evil deplorables were impugning the good name of Merrick Garland by pretending that he was the fascist instead of themselves!  Here’s a sample:

“Garland is currently attempting to restore confidence in an independent, professionalized, apolitical Department of Justice, but he is doing so in the face of claims by his opponents that the DOJ is the new KGB and that its jackbooted thugs are coming to arrest you in the dark of night for expressing peaceful opposition to a classroom curriculum. If you forge conspiracies where no conspiracies exist, at bare minimum you will have raised the questions. The questions backfill the truth. It doesn’t matter what the Garland DOJ is doing—trying to protect school officials who are threatened and stalked. The point is to say he’s creating an army of federal forces to enforce critical race theory in school. Try as he may, Merrick Garland cannot perform boring independence fast enough to outrun GOP claims that he’s a wild-eyed, violent socialist. And while the GOP currently exists only to cast everything you thought you believed into doubt, the real endgame is vigilantism. The endgame is to ensure that people mistrust government, election systems, school boards, the media, and the justice system enough to lend a hand in their destruction.”

Notice that the Department of Justice is just doing its boring job locking up innocent citizens that it wants to destroy for the FBI set-up on January 6th but it’s also doing its job when it allows BLM and antifa to run amok for a year in the streets of America’s cities.  And it’s equally doing its job when it threatens parents for opposing the brainwashing of their children.

But none of that is what is distressing Dahlia.  What bothers her is that we no longer believe this narrative.  Her side can pretend to believe every lie that the Deep State feeds to the media but we aren’t allowed to believe what our own damn lying eyes see in front of us.  She insists that we must believe in the honesty of the Deep State or the terrorists win.  She’s angry that after having the football pulled away a thousand times we’ve finally smartened up and don’t want to play the fool for her side again.  Poor Dahlia, so sad.

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TomD
1 month ago

I read that too but made it to only about half way through the paragraph in bold above before concluding I had enough of that particular opinion.

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