Double Standards: The Selective Outrage of the Left
a book by Larry Elder
(our site's book review)
The Amazon blurb says that Larry Elder calls them like he sees them. And in this collection of some of his best columns, he wields his pen against anyone who doesn’t. Welfare, the Iran nuclear deal, Ferguson, the Republican primaries and the ascendancy of Donald Trump: Elder takes on a breadth of controversial issues. His incisive wit cuts right to the heart of hypocrisy in public discourse, particularly that of the left -- which taps into its “moral” outrage when it’s politically expedient and becomes curiously docile when it’s not.
“The truth will not set you free if delivered without hope,” he writes in one column, quoting his late mother. Though he’s not hopeful about certain politicians, Elder is fundamentally optimistic about the American people: He believes in their power to overcome almost any circumstance -- if only government would stop telling them they can’t.
Black Lives Matter
Elder, in Hey, Black Lives Matter, Do Black Opinions on Guns Matter?, tells us The Constitution speaks of the right to a well-organized militia. The inspiration for this was the Founding Fathers' fear of the government. They insisted that citizens have the right, if necessary, to resist the authorities themselves.
The Constitution speaks of the right to a well-organized militia. The inspiration for this was the Founding Fathers' fear of the government. They insisted that citizens have the right, if necessary, to resist the authorities themselves
Elder says that "Vice President Joe Biden blatantly lied about his grades in 1987, when the then-Senator was a presidential candidate. Alan Lockwood, author of 'Barack O’ Liberal: The Education of President Obama,' writes: 'During his 1987 campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination, Biden falsely claimed that he had 'graduated with three degrees from college’ (he had one degree), was ‘the outstanding student in the political science department’ (he was in the bottom 26 percent of his class), had gone to law school ‘on a full academic scholarship’ (he had no academic scholarship), and had graduated in the top half of his law school class (he was in the bottom 12 percent).'" In other words, Biden is a compulsive liar who cannot be believed about anything. How can you tell if Biden is lying? His mouth is moving.
Biden seems like he is competing with Obozo to be the biggest liar of all time
"Perhaps if Democrats had not normalized and encouraged violence when organized BLM-Antifa mobs began rampaging through our cities, the tragic events of Jan. 6 at the Capitol would not have occurred. 'As Republican Rep. Pat Fallon of Texas said Wednesday: 'Last summer the Antifa and BLM riots swept across our country. Businesses were destroyed, cities burned. It was not like the horrible hours we had on January 6. But rather, they went on for weeks and in some cases months. 'So if there’s any silver lining in this dark cloud, it’s that our friends across the aisle have come to realize that riots are bad. We conservatives have known this all along.'" (Source: Miranda Devine: Democrats' flexible morality and selective outrage is so dishonest, it makes your head spin, Miranda Devine | New York Post, Fox News)
We, Elder, and Mr. and Mrs. Strange utterly reject the radical hypocrisy of today’s cancel culture based on cheap excuses of highly selective outage
"PAUL RICHARD STRANGE SR. calls the leftists on their lies and hypocrisy:
My wife and I utterly reject the radical hypocrisy of today’s cancel culture based on cheap excuses of highly selective outage.
A Bernie Sanders supporter shoots a Republican congressman at a ball field and where’s the outrage from the Left?
Maxine Waters instructs a mob to harass any person working for the Trump Administration and drive them from a store or restaurant.
Kamala Harris uses campaign funds to bail out rioters who were arrested for proven acts of violence.
Left wing outrage... zilch.
Rand Paul is attacked by a leftist and is hospitalized with broken ribs while mowing his lawn and zilch leftist outrage." (Source: LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Cancel culture and selective outrage – welcome to the Biden/AOC world, PAUL RICHARD STRANGE SR., elliscountypress)
Elder believes that to be a Trump hater in good standing, one must employ double standards, hypocrisy and selective outrage. The line forms to the left.
On Fox News host Hannity's show he showed clips of liberal hypocrisy, then said "'What you just saw is a sad, pathetic double standard in the Democratic party. This is what I call phony political unity,' Hannity said of the clips of Democratic politicians.
"He then argued that Democrats were hypocritical not to support Republicans' calls for 'civility' in the wake of incidents in which White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz were shouted out of restaurants.
"'Let me tell you what it is: It's unacceptable for everybody. But the left's been silent, we've been outspoken,' he said." (Source: Sean Hannity Blasts Left's "Selective Moral Outrage" After Bomb Threats, Katie Kilkenny, Fox News)
Democrats are the evil racists who started the Civil War, supported Jim Crow laws, and stopped blacks from getting rights until the 1960s
The bottom line is that to leftist hypocrites who claim to favor civility, you'd better not even look at a Democrat cross-eyed, but you may do anything you want to a Republican, including violence, which they deserve for being evil racists. Hmmmm . . . Let's see, who started the Civil War, supported Jim Crow laws, and stopped blacks from getting rights until the 1960s? Democrats. Who fought against this racist outrage from Democrats? Republicans—the nonracists. Who are the evil racists? Democrats. Their anti-white racism recently added to their century of evil violent racism against blacks makes them the evilest and most racist group in history. But, like Hitler, they subscribe to the strategy of The Big Lie wherein if you repeat something often enough, the ignorant sheeple will end up believing it. Hence, the Republicans are evil racists and the Democrats are innocent angels.
April 8, 2005: David Horowitz was hit in the face with a pie Wednesday during a speech at Butler University. The attack was the third incident in the last 10 days in which a conservative speaker has been doused with food while trying to speak on a Midwestern campus; SJWs are going insane and getting violent and crazy. Where exactly is these conservative speakers' "social justice"?
A SJW's idea of discussion
One should not attend such presentations unless one lets the man talk without interruption. Conservative speakers now have bodyguards when they visit universities. The SJWs, in a politically correct trance of self-righteousness, believe that they are so PC that they're entitled to do whatever they want, but the non-PC speaker should have to endure their violent abuse. What they fail to realize is that they are making the conservatives' points for them. The left is spoiled, entitled, smart-mouthed brats who are too dumb to discuss and ponder and debate, so they simply have self-righteous tantrums and make fools of themselves, making leftists look like illiterate morons. SJWs don't like to be seen as the vicious attack dogs they are because that flies in the face of their determination to present themselves as victims holding the moral high ground, when—in truth—they are victims of nothing but their own foolishness.
This tantrum is a PC leftist's idea of winning a debate by outshouting and insulting the other party
A “firebrand libertarian” according to Daily Variety, best-selling author, radio and TV talk show host Larry Elder has a take-no-prisoners style, using such old-fashioned things as evidence and logic instead of the left's favorite: feelings. Larry shines the bright light of reasoned analysis on many of the myths and hypocrisies apparent in our system of government, our society, and the media itself. He slays dragons and topples sacred
cows using facts, common sense and a ready wit.
Larry hosted, for 15 years, the longest-running afternoon drive-time radio show in Los Angeles, beginning in March 1994. “The Larry Elder Show,” a top-rated daily program from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on KABC 790, became a nationally syndicated daily talk show for ABC Radio Networks on Aug. 12, 2002. Now Larry is seeking airwave dominance over the morning hours.
Larry shines the bright light of reasoned analysis on many of the myths and hypocrisies apparent in our system of government, our society, and the media itself
Elder slays dragons and topples sacred cows using facts, common sense and a ready wit