Days of Change

Sexual Politics | June 20, 2014

Sometimes I don’t get a lot of response to my longer comments on TCH, especially when I come late to a comment thread. Now, I will post it here. This is based on a post about a George Will column that led to him being dropped from one paper. Given the failure of recent conservative boycotts, the forces of manufactured outrage are calling it a victory anyway.

This story brings together a lot of gripes I have with progressive derangement syndrome. There’s “freedom of speech” that the left views as only the First Amendment. If they want to play that game, then why is that hateful troll Dan Savage lauded for campaigning against bullying? Of course, the answer is that he both bullies those he disagrees with and clutches his pearls (metaphorically) when a liberally protected group has their feelings hurt.

On the content of Will’s column. It’s pretty clear the purpose of sexual conduct codes is to eventually discourage sex among students. The sexual revolution served its purpose by making the family non-nuclear, but continued sexual liberty takes away from a citizen’s obligation to the State. Look at Japan. The access to high quality pornography and shopping has reduced marriage as well as sexual activity among young people. Going back to my favorite example of 1984, Julia tells Winston that Big Brother is against non-procreative sex because sex leads to a state of euphoria where people don’t give a crap about the State.

Of course, the irony is that Will writes about the speech codes that led to the conduct codes and then is subject to his own speech code. The “victory” of one paper dropping him is minimal. George F. Will is an old man who is hard for Millennials to read because he uses five-dollar words. He still gets a lot of readers in print, but he may not do as well with an online audience.

These changes are nothing new. These people have been pushing this agenda for decades. When they see enough of a shift in society, they put out these trial balloons. If there isn’t a huge backlash, they take new ground. America is at a tipping point with Oppressive liberalism. Sometimes they succeed, like with state gay marriage laws, or they fail, like with the Duck Dynasty boycott or the Chik-fil-A shaming.


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  1. Progressive derangement syndrome is a fascinating thing. It’s this odd kind of cognitive dissonance. They aren’t required to be consistent or even rational. Honestly, I have no idea how they do it. I’ve tried to learn, but contorting myself into unnatural positions was just too difficult.

    Comment by insanitybytes22 — June 21, 2014 @ 3:01 pm

  2. the forces of manufactured outrage

    a felicitous phrase, 15
    Your example from 1984 is poin on–I do keep saying Orwell is our greatest political observer–but for this old Engish teacher, you’re most affecting comment is about dumbed-down America:

    Will is .. hard for Millennials to read because he uses five-dollar words.

    Comment by Mary — June 21, 2014 @ 11:38 pm

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