Sunday, August 28, 2016

Justin Trudeau is a Twit

Wow that guy's an embarrassment to the Great White North.
His newest twittery: poverty is sexist!
(This is the only thing I found I could link to that wasn't insufferable lefty gushing about this nonsense. No real need to watch it all.)
Jeez, I don't even know what he's like on policy...he's just flaky as hell.

Is everybody getting stupider or does it just seem that way?
Maybe it's because both the right and the left are stupid now. I swear liberals used to not be stupid when I was a kid...uh..right? RIGHT???


Blogger Aa said...

Here's the difference, please correct me if i'm wrong (no worries on that score, actually):

Very few politicians listen to the loony left (with the occasional exception like Trudea, apparently).

The loony right pretty much controls the Republican party.

3:02 PM  
Blogger Winston Smith said...

Yeah, I don't disagree.

I'm really talking about pure stupidity ratings here, not how bad the effects of the stupidity are. In fact, I'm not even saying that the left is as stupid as the right. For one thing, I don't know how to compare them accurately. I'm just saying that they're both stupid.

4:34 PM  
Blogger Aa said...


But one has no true power beyond sympathetic lefties (like myself), and the other has true power by controlling the message on the conservative side (er, sorry, the Fox news message).

Both are stupid, but both are not equally as powerful (just emphasizing it, I think there is agreement on this point)

9:31 PM  
Blogger Winston Smith said...

Yup, I think we agree.

Though of course my worry is that the PC left rapidly (re?)gained a lot of power over the past fiver-or-so years. And hasn't yet shown many signs of slowing down in this respect. So, though I was just talking about PSR (pure stupidity ratings), I *do* worry about the power of the PC left, too.

Maybe the PC left could be analogized to really kooky fundamentalist Christians. Each are a radical, cultish, irrationalist, anti-liberal segment of their respective parties / ends of the spectrum. The fundies, I'd say, have had a lot more influence over my whole life--e.g. having had some effect on the teaching of evolution and creationism in schools, as well as abstinence-only sex ed. But that's all waning fast. The PC left is now's become extremely powerful in a very few years. We have extremist feminist views of rape being imposed on all colleges through an insanely expansive reading of Title IX, crazy theories of "gender" being imposed all over the place in a kind of tidal wave of craziness...being taught to little kids, costs being imposed on those who buy insurance, fines in DC and NYC for failure to comply with the fantasies/crazy theories... The DoJ pushing incoherent theories that seem to entail radically anti-realist metaphysics (at least where "gender" and sex are concernced)...and also that no segregation by sex can ever be permissible...

So...I dunno, man. Though there's no doubt that the crazy right has been way more influential in my lifetime, that's all so obviously waning...and the signs on the left are so ominous...and it's all happening so fast...

Even if we turn our attention from the PSR to power...I dunno...the asymmetry doesn't seem to be nearly as pronounced as it was, say, five years ago.

My view of this stuff is probably just out of whack.

5:31 AM  
Blogger Aa said...

I think you're right in many respects. But even the liberal lefties I hang out with have little patience for the PC 'bullshit' (a colleagues term).But they are rising in power. Interesting social "experiment" we're living through (though that could be said of any time in history).

7:47 AM  
Blogger Winston Smith said...

Wow, I can't tell you how happy it makes me to hear you say that. I fervently hope that your colleagues are representative. Many of my colleagues (the ones I'm close enough to to discuss this stuff anyway) seem to feel the same, but I'm always worried that they might be a very unrepresentative sample.

7:52 AM  

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