I came across this gem of a story from the Toronto Star, which perfectly illustrates everything wrong with today’s smug and entitled left-wing activists.
I always like to point out how much the character of the street-left has changed much since in the 1970’s, when they liked to quote Voltaire, “I may disagree with what you say but I defend with my life your right to say it.” Today, as the Star article points out, things are a bit different:
‘Bar patrons who wore feather headdresses and war paint to a “Cowboys and Indians” party on Saturday faced a battle they may not have expected.
A horde of outraged social media users crashed the Parkdale bar where the party was being held and demanded they remove the “racist” costumes, after photos appeared on Twitter just hours earlier.’
‘“They were reinforcing so many negative stereotypes,” said Leslie McCue, 25. “It’s degrading to our culture, to see women dressed in short felt costumes and low-cut tops, men with full headdresses holding alcohol, throwing tomahawks at each other and wearing multicoloured feathers.”’
Leslie is oblivious to the negative stereotypes of ‘social activists’ that she is reinforcing.
‘The themed party was apparently organized by a Toronto couple to celebrate two birthdays. More than 20 people attended, but none of the guests could be reached by the Star for comment.’
Birthday party = hate crime.
‘Photos of face-painted guests wielding tomahawks quickly appeared on Twitter, with the hashtag #racist or #racistparty. Soon, some were calling for action.
“Round dance flash mob at #TheRhinoBar #parkdale midnight tonight. Stand against racism #idlenomore,” wrote one user.’
Yup. What did I tell you: cheap, moral high.
‘She and friend Lance Morrison sat down with party attendees and explained why the costumes were offensive. On napkins, they wrote phrases like “I’m native and these are my people,” and “Are you OK with this?”’
So there were actual native people present? It’s not mentioned anywhere in the article that there were any, so I am dubious of this claim. But regardless, I have a question for you: If you found the party offensive, why did you go out of the way to be present.
Have you heard of minding your own business?
Do you realize that being tolerant means tolerating things you don’t like?
Do you realize that forcing others not to do things that you don’t like is the polar opposite of tolerance?
I’m guessing that the answer to the last three questions is, no, no and no.
‘“No one would play Jews and Nazis,” he said. “The narrative of cowboys and Indians is of cowboys killing Indians. That’s what westerns are about.”’
No one ever did played Jews and Nazis. And best as I can recall from childhood, when kids played cowboys and Indians, it was a competitive role-play – as in, the kids who played Indians weren’t expected to play sacrificial victims but to fight back. But hey, details like that interfere with the Narrative.
“It never would have happened without a fleet of mobile gizmos and gadgets,” she said. “It really is about a connected class of people.”
No, it’s about a connected class of assholes.
Say, I have an idea. Why don’t all us ‘social media protesters’ flashmob the next Marxist conference at our neighbourhood university campus? We could help them out of their ignorance by ‘engaging in a dialogue’ with the purpose of explaining to them that their fellow-travelers deliberately murdered 100 million innocent people; and that their conference is insensitive to the families of those victims because it propagates the very same hate-filled ‘narrative’ that inspired those bloodbaths.
Let’s make it a date, shall we?