Posted on | February 28, 2010 | 22 Comments
A minor uproar erupted Friday on Twitter when I sent this message:
The aforesaid girlfriend’s friend, Alyssa Cordova of the Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute, took umbrage:
Requiring me to offer the following defense:
@LyssCordova It has long been my assertion that beauty exists as an objective fact, independent of our admiration, which is wholly natural
Of course, Steven Crowder is a worthy man in his own right, but it was during CPAC this year that I discovered the PJTV host was dating a lovely young lady named Hillary. She had created quite the sensation last year at CPAC ’09 — everyone asking, “Hey, who’s the blonde?” — which required me to make the necessary introductions:
Here we see Hillary at CPAC ’09 posing platonically with Stephen Green of Vodkapundit who, for some odd reason, wasn’t drinking vodka. And I will not identify which of my lady blogger friends offered the appraisal that Stephen is totally HAAAWWWTT.
My theory is that, in contemporary culture, young ladies have become unaccustomed to being paid compliments outside the context of being “hit on.” Because of feminism and political correctness, young guys have never learned to flatter a girl merely for the sake of flattery.
What ambitious young man would take the chance of a flirtatious joke, when even the mildest humor might lead to accusations of sexism? So the only time a girl is ever told she’s pretty is when some guy is trying to score. This is just one more example of how modernism squeezes all the charm and grace out of society.
As I say, beauty exists as an objective fact, for which we all should be grateful, and we ought not be compelled to pretend otherwise.
UPDATE: Here is Crowder defending CPAC on Fox & Friends: