Charlie Rose, Mark Halperin, Matt Lauer, Andrew Cuomo, Chris Cuomo, Jeff Zucker, Whoopi Goldberg. What do all these names have in common? They’re all feel-good stories about the Left. For all but the last name on that list there is a causal chain that has come to be known as the MeToo movement. All of these men have been brought down because they were blindsided by the changes to what was considered acceptable and unacceptable male/female behavior among the corporate Left. And since they are all progressives it means they had to be cast into the outer darkness where there is wailing and gnashing of teeth for being heretics to the narrative. And one more case is waiting in the wings, Don Lemon. CNN’s parent company is looking to change directions and they may use as an excuse to fire him that Lemon is facing criminal charges for a sexual assault charge based on his disgusting behavior. With any luck he’ll be hung out to dry too and will have to join Jussie Smollett in the ranks of gay, black former celebrities. But this is just the nature of the intersectional grievance culture. It’s always looking for more heads for the chopping block of social justice outrage. Cancelled and punished sinners are always in demand.
Whoopi Goldberg on the other hand is a special case. She is the literal manna from heaven. Along with the other harridans on “The View” she opines on everything from Roman Polanski’s rape of a thirteen-year-old girl, to Bill Cosby’s date rape trial, to the Holocaust. And no matter what else she does she always manages to sound like an ignoramus.
The most memorable occasion was when she described what Polanski did to the thirteen-year-old as, “not rape, rape.” Who could be more eloquent in her tone-deaf stupidity than that? Her latest pronouncement was that the Holocaust couldn’t have been caused by racism because Germans and Jews are both “white.” I’m guessing that didn’t go over big with her “View” co-host Joy Behar.
Actually, in a way it does speak to her sincerity. Whoopi just doesn’t realize that there’s no place for honesty in the intricacies of the intersectional hierarchy. She sees two groups of white people and all she thinks is, “how could there be racism if there ain’t no black folks around.” And based on her experience with white people she assumes they will defer to her judgement on racism since she is black and they revere the opinions of black people with respect to the theory of racism.
Now you’d think since her name is Goldberg that she’d have done some research on the Holocaust exception. Since World War II and especially in the entertainment industry the Holocaust has a very special dispensation. For this special case only, ethnicity is considered equivalent to race and Hitler is defined as the racist par excellence. By claiming that the Holocaust wasn’t a racist event she was absolving Hitler of racism. This was indeed a bridge too far. But Whoopi is black so she couldn’t be fired. She was suspended which at least indicates the severity of the crime. Luckily for her she cannot be cast into the outer darkness like all those white men. All they could do was bring in the Anti-Defamation League to warn everyone about how dangerous this kind of talk is and how antisemites are lurking in the shadows around the set of “The View” waiting to begin the next pogrom. And eventually Whoopi will recover a memory about how her blasphemy had been inspired by something Donald Trump must have said to her in a dream or something.
So that was about six hundred rambling words about Leftists devouring their own. What’s the point? Very simply, this is proof that there is no coalition of the aggrieved. It’s every Leftist for himself out there and the fairy tale about the great circle of people who will live in harmony and peace once the straight white men are banished is just that, a fairy tale. The cracks are there and have always been there. When Jesse Jackson called New York City Hymietown that was his true feeling. When lesbians speak honestly about “trans-women” they are horrified at the idea that they might be approached by them sexually. Black men think of white feminists as “Karens.” Asians fear inner city blacks as violent criminals. And many black women react violently if a trans-woman shows up in the restroom they are using.
The brave new world that the woke tell us about is a product of the carefully curated social networks. In the real world we have cities coming apart at the seams and crime engulfing the multicultural “paradises” of New York, Seattle and Chicago. This coalition is a product of the college campuses and the imagination of the perpetual students who inhabit them. As the economy stalls out and crime peels off white suburban women and other white-collar groups from the coalition it’s going to look a lot less robust.
My thought is it’s time to stop worrying so much about the unbeatable coalition of tomorrow and instead think more about the policy holes of today. Republicans need to run on runaway crime and inflation. Those are realities that force the middle class to listen. Tomorrow will take care of tomorrow.