The Other McCain

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America’s Stupid Future

Posted on | November 24, 2011 | 28 Comments

Zombie remarks: “Look deep into her eyes: Is she the stupidest person on Earth, or does she actually know what she’s advocating?” (The death toll of Mao’s Cultural Revolution is estimated from 1.5 million to 20 million.)

Her name is Colleen. She’s a 20-year-old student from Vermont — 95% white, where the unemployment rate is a relatively low 5.6%.

She attends Johnson State College, where in-state tuition is a modest $8,568 a year. We may therefore dismiss as implausible any idea that Colleen is part of an oppressed group whose plight justifies “revolution,” cultural or otherwise. So why was she in Zuccotti Park last week? Dunno.

It’s the romanticization of victimhood. Liberalism teaches kids to identify so profoundly with “victims” that, no matter how comfortable or privileged their own circumstances may be, they have to protest on behalf of the downtrodden, the exploited, the oppressed. Otherwise, they feel inauthentic, full of guilt about being un-victimized. See: “Indoctrination: What the Occupiers Believe and Why They Believe It.”

At Occupy L.A., a protester who complained that the movement was being controlled by Communists found himself confronted and shouted down by . . . Communists.


28 Responses to “America’s Stupid Future”

  1. Steve in TN
    November 24th, 2011 @ 2:09 pm

    The whole #ows movement is in fire need of a pepper spray enema delivered via fire hose.

  2. Dell Hill
    November 24th, 2011 @ 2:09 pm

    Stacy, that young woman is one of the very few who displays no outward signs of being one of the mental midgets so very noticeable among the many who subscribe to the OWS protest.  In fact, just to look at her – and not the sign – one would think she’s just a normal kid, going about getting her post-secondary education and headed for a bright future.

    And then there’s the sign.

    I am sitting not five miles from JSC and have tried to contact her to find out if she actually understands what she’s advocating.  No luck, thus far.  I suspect she’s enjoying her Thanksgiving break and about to interact with a plentiful Thanksgiving dinner, all thanks to the capitalist society she thinks she hates.

  3. JeffS
    November 24th, 2011 @ 2:28 pm

    With a decontamination session to follow, using hot water and soap.  Lots of soap.

  4. McGehee
    November 24th, 2011 @ 2:35 pm

    Ending with a mass reenactment of a scene from The Wizard of Oz, IYKWIMAITYD.

  5. JeffS
    November 24th, 2011 @ 2:36 pm

    The lefties have deliberately stunted the mental capabilities of people with their dogma, infused through political correctness and constant repetition. 

    Colleen is a sad, sad example of that process.  If a bona fide, Mao style “cultural revolution” takes place here in the USA, the odds are that she’ll be against the wall sooner than later, because she has no idea what “cultural revolution” really means to the communists. 

    When she learns the truth, being the delicate creature that I suspect she is, Colleen will likely freak out, and try to run away, because reality really sucks when you’ve been spoon fed  political pablum all your life.

    And one sure thing about communism is, communists don’t like quitters.  Not at all. 

  6. richard mcenroe
    November 24th, 2011 @ 2:45 pm

    We may be cutting off our noses to spite our faces complaining about the mental stunting of this generation.  

    If we DO succeed in controlling illegal immigration we will be in desperate need of farmhands and other unskilled labor.  America’s womyn’s studies and political science majors will then become an invaluable asset… picking strawberries.

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  8. jd g
    November 24th, 2011 @ 6:00 pm

    The funny thing is that spoiled kids like her are always the first to get thrown into the mass graves.

  9. Anonymous
    November 24th, 2011 @ 6:09 pm

    Admit it: You’d occupy that. IYKWIMAITYD.

  10. Brian D Paasch
    November 24th, 2011 @ 7:03 pm

    I saw that sign and a chill went down my spine. Does she have ANY idea what she is asking for? (And what if her answer is “yes”, and she really does know?)

  11. Quartermaster
    November 24th, 2011 @ 7:18 pm

    I’d bet she’s blond.

  12. herddog505
    November 24th, 2011 @ 7:19 pm

    Quite aside from breathtaking (and, really, damned dangerous) historical ignorance, I’m astounded that she apparently can’t write any better than a rather dim second grader.  I had to really look hard to realize that she’d written “revolution” rather than “revaution”.

    JeffSWhen she learns the truth, being the delicate creature that I suspect she is, Colleen will likely freak out, and try to run away…

    I’m not so sure.  IMO, lefties are so consumed with class envy that you could stand them up against the wall and shoot them like rabid dogs, and they would go with smiles on their faces so long as they could look down in the mud and see that a rich person went first.

  13. Quartermaster
    November 24th, 2011 @ 7:22 pm

    Given the state of the academy in this country, it is very unlikely she has an inkling of what a cultural revolution would mean. She needs to read “In The Court Of The Red Tsar,” or Edvard Radzinsky’s “Stalin” to see what happens during those things. Mao varied the music a bit, but the results were the same. Terror is how those twits rule and people such as the ignorant Coleen are, normally, the first to go to the basement of the Lubyanka.

  14. Paco
    November 24th, 2011 @ 8:12 pm

    Her expression oddly combines vacuity and joy. Rather like the look on the face of cow that has spotted an approaching hay truck.

  15. Andrew Patrick
    November 24th, 2011 @ 10:47 pm

    I’ve spent many a year with the young and supposedly intelligent.

    Their ability to integrate book knowledge with the world around them, unbidden, does not impress.

    The idea that anyone could see the words “Cultural Revolution” and think of something other than exactly what this young lady meant by them, would never occur to her.

    She ticks off the things she learned in school like a checklist on her Application For A Meaningful Life. After that, like her 3rd Grade Report Card, they will mean nothing to her.

  16. smitty
    November 24th, 2011 @ 10:57 pm

    Four out of five dentists surveyed said that Tweetdeck would cure what ails us.
    Then again, they were British dentists, so go figure.

  17. Charles G Hill
    November 24th, 2011 @ 11:04 pm

     It works pretty well for me, but my needs are more modest than yours or Stacy’s – I don’t have to run a Big Name Blog or anything.

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    November 25th, 2011 @ 6:23 am

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  19. Guest
    November 25th, 2011 @ 7:30 am

    Like a Panzer division into Poland, baby.

  20. Zilla of the Resistance
    November 25th, 2011 @ 10:17 am
  21. 1389
    November 25th, 2011 @ 11:37 am

    But where did she get those ugly-a$& clothes? That hat is such a hodgepodge that it doesn’t even go with itself.

    The “What Not to Knit” website is not a how-to guide!

  22. 1389
    November 25th, 2011 @ 11:39 am
  23. 1389
    November 25th, 2011 @ 11:43 am


    Conservatives of either sex are much, much better looking (and remain so throughout their lives) than lefties.

  24. Bob Belvedere
    November 25th, 2011 @ 4:40 pm

    Bullets are cheap these days.

  25. Bob Belvedere
    November 25th, 2011 @ 4:45 pm

    The Left always murders the soft Left first, then goes after the Right.  So I’m happy her and her kind exist, as they will give us time to escape and/or coordinate our reactionary forces.

  26. DYSPEPSIA GENERATION » Blog Archive » America’s Stupid Future
    November 26th, 2011 @ 7:42 am

    […] The Other McCain is not afraid to ask the hard questions. “Look deep into her eyes: Is she the stupidest person on Earth, or does she actually know what she’s advocating?” (The death toll of Mao’s Cultural Revolution is estimated from 1.5 million to 20 million.) […]

  27. Eris Guy
    November 26th, 2011 @ 7:53 am

    She actually knows what she is advocating. Every Hollywood actor and producer who made pilgrimage to Cuba; every writer and politician to kowtowed to Chavez; every playwright and reporter who praised Stalin; every student and Democrat who admires Mao, every single one knows what they are doing. They dream about it, wish it, will it, desire it, and unless checked will implement their schemes of mass murder.

  28. Anonymous
    November 28th, 2011 @ 11:37 am


    She’s probably riddled with STDs, after all, look at the company she keeps.

    If personal hygiene, the easiest element of a person’s environment to control, is so difficult for her friends ? and she’s so obviously indifferent to it, you cannot reasonably expect her to practice vigilance and self-control in matters of (perhaps) overriding passion.

    There are some things antibiotics can’t cure – or even control very well. Looking at these “ladies”, and reading the comments implying desire towards them, I see in my minds’ eye visions of members member’s turning pustulent-green and dropping away…

    Which, I suppose, explains the plague we’re beset with known as the New Castratei.

    : Sorry, I’m uncertain about “Castratei”-‘s spelling…