Thursday, November 10, 2016

Stuck in their own narrative

I never cease to be amazed at how often the Left gets stuck on their own narrative, a narrative unswayed by actual facts. I listen to a Canadian radio station in the morning because they have good music and the hosts aren't completely annoying.  They do talk politics occasionally and are predictably leftist but usually keep it fairly short and non-blood pressurizing.

I woke up yesterday morning to the usual talk show but this time with a few comments about how the "racist nut jobs in America might be temporarily appeased", the rest of this morning's discussion went something like this:

If Hillary had won there would have been rioting in the streets, but the protests will be mostly on social media now. 

What?When has rioting or violent street protests ever included anyone on the right, racist nut job or not? Leftist protesters have attacked people at Trump rallies, leftist protesters have looted and burned their way through American cities, leftist protesters have firebombed and vandalized GOP offices, and you were hard pressed to find an un-vandalized Trump sign in the town near me. Where does the left get off claiming that it it the right that riots in the streets?

Well, my suspicion is that it fits the narrative of non-leftists being ignorant rubes so why not run with it, facts be damned.

Especially galling is the fact that a quick perusal of the news reveals that, in fact, leftists were rioting in Oakland and other places.  But hey, who can be bothered with all that Googling when there are conservatives to besmirch.

1 comment:

NotClauswitz said...

The whole notion that Leftists are smart people is based on their own sophistry. They are emotional people, obviously, and ones who strike out in anger whenever their balloon-shaped ideas burst.