June 6, 2020
By Mike Huckabee
RIGHT NOW WE ARE PEAK HYSTERIA
Right now, we are peak hysteria, with the Twitter mobs emboldened to bully anyone who dares voice an unapproved opinion and major corporations rushing to grovel to and shower money on the loudest and angriest voices, lest they be accused of being racist and not caring about black lives. But there is one thing you can always count on with the radical left: whenever they have an advantage, they try to push it way beyond the point of reason and spark a strong backlash. At the moment, many Americans are feeling too concerned about the threat of violence to speak up in public, but when they’re already thinking “This has gone way too far” and discussing it among themselves in private – and this includes black Americans and responsible citizens of all races -- then the radicals have already lost the argument, they just don’t know it yet.
Some ladies were being good citizens by cleaning riot graffiti off a federal building when a woman driving by – the type of smug “Karen” who, two weeks ago, was probably berating people in parks for not wearing masks – started to berate them as racists. Apparently, racism and “white privilege” (cleaning up other people’s messes is a privilege?) have now been redefined as “any thoughts or actions that angry white leftists disagree with.”
What’s encouraging about this is the reaction. I’m sure the person who attacked those women expected that putting it online would make her look like a hero and publicly shame them even more, with Twitter mobs agreeing they’re “RACISTS” for trying to clean up their neighborhood. Instead, the accuser found herself being slammed so hard that she deleted her social media accounts. That not only helps clean up the walls of social media just a tiny bit, but it also signals a welcome sea change: even online, people are getting fed up with the self-righteous crybullies.
As I’ve written many times before, I consider racism to be a repugnant sin against God, who created us all in His image. Therefore, abusing that word to call anyone you disagree with a racist is one of the worst of all possible slanders. And we are seeing it everywhere now. If washing graffiti off a wall makes you a racist or a white supremacist, then those words have lost all meaning. And they are such horrible words that people who devalue and defang them by throwing them around loosely for cheap political advantage are the ones who should feel ashamed of themselves.
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My friend and Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton caused some seriously knotted underwear at the New York Times. The Times actually ran an editorial by Tom calling for sending in the troops to deal with violent rioters, an opinion shared by 58% of registered voters in a recent poll. But many New York Times staffers and readers (or people who hear about what they print on Twitter) like AOC, were OUTRAGED that an opinion they disagree with appeared on the Times editorial page (I think they’re a bit shaky on what an “editorial page” is.)
The Times editors felt compelled to apologize for actually putting a dissenting opinion on the opinion page, claiming it made the paper’s black staffers feel endangered. One commenter asked if they were implying that black Times staffers plan to participate in violent riots, since that’s what Sen. Cotton was talking about using the military to quell.
There’s a good discussion at the Instapundit site about what’s really happening inside the Times’ newsroom. I’d say the best explanation is that the old guard liberals on top, the ones who actually believed in free speech (to a degree) are being supplanted and intimidated by the younger generation of far-left snowflake staffers, who think that words they disagree with are “violence.”
SHOCKING JOBS NEWS
Economists are usually “surprised” by any good news under President Trump that defies their gloomy predictions, but this one really takes the cake. Despite the coronavirus lockdown causing skyrocketing unemployment, and economists predicting a loss of 7.5 million jobs in May, the economy added a record-shattering 2.5 million jobs and unemployment fell from 19% to 13.3%. Maybe we really are looking at a “V-shaped” recovery.
It’s great news for everyone except the Democrats. They may be hoping that everyone will still be unemployed in November, but it’s looking more as if Joe Biden will be the only one.
CHRIS TROUSDALE RIP
Who would’ve guessed a month ago that in some places, you’d be more likely to die from a brick hurled by an underemployed communist sociology major than from the coronavirus? That might be an overstatement, but the more we learn about the disease, the more those early estimates of plague-like mass death look highly overblown.
On the other hand, while most of the victims have been elderly (particularly the elderly unlucky enough to be in nursing homes in blue states that were ordered to allow virus patients in), there are still cases of seemingly young, healthy people who are tragically vulnerable for unknown reasons. This shows why it’s important to keep taking precautions. The latest such victim is actor/singer Chris Trousdale, formerly of the boy band Dreamstreet, who has reportedly died of coronavirus complications just short of his 35th birthday. Our prayers and sympathies to his family.
GOOD NEWS YOU PROBABLY WON'T HEAR ANYWHERE ELSE
After being detained in Iran for over a year and a half, and being sentenced to 13 years in prison on ludicrous charges of insulting Iran’s Supreme Leader and posting private information online, US Navy veteran Michael White has been released and is coming home to the US.
Upon landing in Zurich, White tweeted that he wanted “to thank President Trump for helping to free me.” Trump tweeted thanks to Switzerland for its help and added, “I will never stop working to secure the release of all Americans held hostage overseas!”
Okay, now you see why it’s not being reported.
DOOMED TO REPEAT HISTORY
It’s said that those who can’t remember history are doomed to repeat it. Some of the people who are currently demanding that we rewrite and destroy our own history should have been forced to repeat History 101. Then maybe they wouldn’t have protested disrespect for black Americans by defacing a Boston monument to the all-black Civil War regiment honored in the Denzel Washington movie, “Glory.”
BIBLE VERSE OF THE DAY (KJV)
Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Matthew 11:28 (KJV)