December 26, 2017

Tough Times for Liberals Mean It's Time to Toughen Up

Who says? A Liberal.*

The system is slowly working, and evolving to higher standards -- at least in one part of the American cultureplex.

The timing, however, is brutal. With Trumpism on the march -- even if it's occasionally a Chaplinesque march -- liberal redoubts of news and culture have been tarnished by their own guardians.

No liberal (or anyone else, apparently) laments Weinstein's departure from the red carpet, and Rose's interviews won't be hard to surpass. But the collective house-cleaning is bracing, and disorienting, nonetheless.

But said liberal editorialist remains undaunted. [Gender-neutral pronoun] believes the unequal distribution of #MeToo casualties leaning heavily left is a good thing.

To preserve the institutions they revere, and on which civil society depends, liberals have to shed some ungainly weight, muscle up and step into the ring. If the fight goes well, they can pick up their pledge-drive potholder after the republic is secure.

"If."

P.S. We "less democratic, more fearful and more aggressive" conservatives capitalize the word "Republic" when we talk about securing the one given us by the Founders. It's a proper name, referring to a single republic - the only one in the world that isn't "democratic" or "people's" or "socialist."

And isn't it curious to see a "liberal" so eager to "secure" or preserve and protect something?

From the other side The World According to DP Trump Revolution Posted by JohnGalt at December 26, 2017 2:27 PM

Hmm, looks like "we need to stop raping so that we can fight the eeevil Republicans" less than seeking honest dialog or intellectual consistency.

Oh well, it's a start.

Posted by: jk at December 27, 2017 4:48 PM | What do you think? [1]