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‘Social Justice’ and the End of Fun

Posted on | June 4, 2016 | 22 Comments

Today I was scrolling around feminist sites when I saw another angry young Tumblrina ranting about the patriarchy (because a guy was rude on the subway) and it hit me why this bothers me so much: When I was a teenager, life was fun because America was a free country.

Don’t get me wrong. There was plenty of misery and loneliness in the world during the 1970s, but people didn’t have to tiptoe around in fear they might say something “offensive” to somebody. In fact, America in the 1970s was arguably a Golden Age of free expression. The great convulsive upheaval of the 1960s — stuff that happened while I was in elementary school — had the effect of undoing many of the constraints on art, music, literature, movies and TV that had previously imposed limits on what you could say or write. So when I was a teenager, my buddies and I could listen to comedy albums by George Carlin, Richard Pryor and Cheech and Chong saying stuff that was hilarious in part because it was stuff you weren’t supposed to say. We went to the movies and saw Blazing Saddles, Kentucky Fried Movie and Animal House — movies that were a deliberate poke in the eye of “good taste.” National Lampoon was full of wicked satire, “Doctor Demento” was on the radio every week, Saturday Night Live was in its glory days and, for anyone with a sense of humor, the 1970s was a great decade to be alive, because there were no rules.


What about freedom, huh? When did we turn into a nation of busybodies and tattletales, constantly pointing the finger of blame at each other? Everybody’s yelling accusations — racism! sexism! homophobia! — and trying to silence anybody who says anything they don’t like.

Long before my @rsmccain Twitter account got shut down by these feminist totalitarians, I was conscious of how the #GamerGate controversy had exposed the busybody/tattletale third-grade hall-monitor mentality of the 21st-century “progressive” movement. Allum Bokhari coined the term “cultural libertarianism” to describe the emerging opposition to the rigid political correctness that so-called “Social Justice Warriors” (SJWs) seek to impose on public discourse.


This is what Milo Yiannopoulos and the “Dangerous Faggot” tour is all about. Milo doesn’t even have to say anything to spark a left-wing riot on university campuses. His mere existence offends progressives so much that you could shut down any college in America for a day, merely by announcing that Milo would be there. If he missed his flight and didn’t even show up for the speech, you’d still have a bunch of angry fat girls with bad hair stomping around campus chanting stupid slogans, claiming to be “traumatized” by the thought that someone who disagreed with them had been invited to speak. So if Milo missed a connecting flight in Atlanta or Chicago, he’d still be trying to get a new ticket and meanwhile, outside the university auditorium 800 miles away, protesters would be screaming themselves hoarse in paroxysms of rage for no reason at all.

How did we get here? Who is to blame for the fact that so many “educated” young people have no sense of humor and are unable even to understand how ludicrous their aggrieved mau-mau pose is?

Also, why do mobs of crazy people show up to protest Trump rallies? We’re five months away from Election Day, and all the “experts” keep telling us there’s no way Trump can win, so why bother? If you live in California — a state that hasn’t gone Republican in a presidential election in more than 20 years — why get so worked up about it?

California is a gigantic lunatic asylum, full of psychotics, perverts and Communists. It’s almost as bad as New York City, except the weather is better in California and the women aren’t as ugly as New York women.

Look, I don’t claim to have any solutions to all the world’s problems, but if feminism was the solution to women’s oppression, don’t you think maybe after all this time it would have solved the problem? Are creeps on the subway in New York less creepy than they were in 1968? Are there more creeps on the subway, or less? Is there more rape on college campuses or less? Please, tell me what you expect me to do about these problems. I don’t live in New York and I’m not a college student, but as far as I can tell from reading feminist blogs, both New York City and college campuses are terrible places where evil violent men constantly terrorize helpless women, and yet women nevertheless continue (a) going to college and (b) moving to New York after they graduate. You want a solution to this problem? You want “social justice”? OK, we should abolish college education and, as for New York City . . .

Drastic, you say? Well, sure, but if you want to solve the problem, it’s obvious that drastic measures will necessary. Once we’ve wiped New York City off the map with a thermonuclear blast, then maybe those Commie a–holes in California will understand we mean business.



22 Responses to “‘Social Justice’ and the End of Fun”

  1. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    June 4th, 2016 @ 6:43 pm

    I am hoping another Super Storm Sandy can finish the job.

  2. Mike G.
    June 4th, 2016 @ 6:44 pm

    Did you mean angsty fat girls or angry fat girls…either one would work.

    I just coined that word, angsty, by the way.

  3. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    June 4th, 2016 @ 6:45 pm
  4. robertstacymccain
    June 4th, 2016 @ 6:46 pm

    Angry. Thanks for spotting the typo. Fixed.

  5. RS
    June 4th, 2016 @ 6:48 pm

    The rise of this sort thing really took off with the increasing popularity of social media. Before, the kooks could just sit their rooms and stew in their own juices, but now, with a view keystrokes they can assemble a mob of kooks. An idiot in San Francisco can organize mob to terrorize someone they’ve never met in North Dakota.

  6. NeoWayland
    June 4th, 2016 @ 6:59 pm

    We have to laugh at ourselves. No one else would take us seriously enough.

  7. NeoWayland
    June 4th, 2016 @ 7:00 pm

    Angsty makes more sense…

  8. Joe Joe
    June 4th, 2016 @ 7:03 pm

    “California is a gigantic lunatic asylum, full of psychotics, perverts and Communists. It’s almost as bad as New York City, except the weather is better in California and the women aren’t as ugly as New York women.”

    I gotta get out of my state….

    (Yeah, I’m in SoCal…)

  9. Mike G.
    June 4th, 2016 @ 7:05 pm

    I did that back in 1975 and never looked back. But then CA was still mildly conservative back then and Reagan was Governor.

  10. theBuckWheat
    June 4th, 2016 @ 7:57 pm

    “In fact, America in the 1970s was arguably a Golden Age of free expression…”

    Progressive demands are always far more about the long term effect of the demand than they are about the short term effects.

    The Progressive “free speech” demand was never an honest one. It was but a means to an end. The terminal phase of the Progressive demand for free speech is that you must approve and support the ideas that are behind the things that Progressives say. It will be forbidden to politely decline or remain silent. People who say something contrary to SJW will be destroyed. #BakeTheCake.

  11. DeadMessenger
    June 4th, 2016 @ 8:04 pm

    Good one, EBL! Two enthusiastic thumbs up!

  12. RS
    June 4th, 2016 @ 8:22 pm

    It will be forbidden to politely decline or remain silent. People who say something contrary to SJW will be destroyed.

    Quite true. In fact, we’re already seeing it in hiring committees on college campuses and among HR professionals in “progressive” companies, which have the litmus tests and the functional equivalent of loyalty oaths.

    It is coming very, very soon to public education.The federal transgender bathroom mandate is the tip of the iceberg. I keep warning public school teachers I know that they will be forced to verbally approve and advocate for things which are contrary to their moral & Christian principles and will not be able to just silently hide in the background. Sadly, most remain willfully blind to what’s fast approaching, trusting in magical thinking to allow them to continue to be employed without compromising their morality

  13. Jeanette Victoria ?????????
    June 4th, 2016 @ 8:45 pm

    I’m older than Stacy I remember the 50’s and quite frankly I can’t even bear to watch documentaries about 60’s I hated them that much. I watched in horror as I saw my whole future life evaporated. I for one, thought the death of good taste was a bad idea.

    And having lived on both coasts I much prefer NYC to LA.

  14. Jeanette Victoria ?????????
    June 4th, 2016 @ 8:46 pm

    I escaped in 2005, and I am so glad I did

  15. Jeanette Victoria ?????????
    June 4th, 2016 @ 9:10 pm

    This is what the 60’s ultimately lead too….

  16. NRPax
    June 4th, 2016 @ 9:16 pm

    Not unlike the “goats on fire” idea I read about.

  17. Joe Joe
    June 4th, 2016 @ 11:29 pm

    In a world that seems full of false rape claims, it’s important to remember that there are very real ones.

    This asshole got 6 months for raping an unconscious young woman and leaving her near a dumpster.

    The only reason any of the facts were known is that three good men–two cyclists and a man who called the police–detained the asshole, wrestling him to the ground.

    (And the asshole’s attorney had the balls to claim the rape was consensual!)

    The DA–another good man–is appalled at the light sentence. Turns out the little asshole shows no remorse. Surprise.

    Real men hate rape.

    The little asshole is not a man.

    Neither is his attorney.

  18. Quartermaster
    June 5th, 2016 @ 6:58 am

    Frisco, San Jose and LA need to be nuked from Orbit.

  19. Quartermaster
    June 5th, 2016 @ 7:01 am

    Why not both?

  20. marcus tullius cicero
    June 5th, 2016 @ 8:55 am

    …’pilas’ is Hemorrhoids for one, and ‘pilas’ is also batteries…for her vibrator penis?…

  21. Robert What?
    June 5th, 2016 @ 12:53 pm

    Dean Wormer’s threat of “No more fun of any kind” was meant to be comedy, not a prediction. Right? Right?

  22. robertstacymccain
    June 5th, 2016 @ 8:12 pm

    No sincere Christian could work in the government education system, nor should any Christian parent send their children to government schools, which are now quite literally satanic.