Congress lost its longest-serving acting representative this week, when Rep. John Conyers finally succumbed to pressure and resigned (or, um, “retired” as he put it) from office after the sexual harassment claims continued to pile up against him.
He’s one of many. Titans of industry, entertainment, media and politics—from Harvey Weinstein to Matt Lauer and myriad in between—have all been accused of varying degrees of sexual misconduct over the last few months.
Oh, and with a few exceptions (George H.W. Bush and Judge Roy Moore come to mind), 99.999999% of them have one single thing in common: they’re unabashedly left-wing.
For the record, no—being left-wing and a male is not an automatic guarantee that you are or will become a sexual deviant.
But humor me for a moment.
There are three main tenants that form the basis of virtually every attack on the American Right, whether as a whole or during a campaign. They are, in no particular order:
- Sexism (ranging from misogyny to actual sexual harassment)
- Racism (generally against African Americans and immigrants)
- Classism (indifference towards the poor or otherwise helpless)
Seriously, I dare you to find a soundbite of a left-wing politician, media figure or commentator (heck, even comedians these days) attacking the Right that doesn’t contain at least one salacious accusation of sexism, racism or classism. Just take Nancy Pelosi’s latest commentary on tax reform: “No, it is the end of the world. The debate on health care is like death. This is Armageddon,” or the ridiculous ad depicting a Republican voter in a truck emblazed with a Confederate flag trying to run over little immigrant children.
Let’s get back to the routine claims of sexism lobbed at the American Right. We, as the Left likes to put it, wage a war on women. And I quote:
“This administration (and the Republican Party) are making it harder for a woman to be able to go to college with the confidence that their school will put their safety first. Republicans are making it so women can’t afford birth control, which will likely lead to more pregnancies, which they are forcing women to carry to term even when they pose a real threat to the woman’s or fetus’s health (and at great personal expense, what with the lack of access to affordable health care), only to give birth to a child who will also suffer from a lack of health care and will have a mother who can’t get paid family leave, affordable child care, or the same amount of money her male colleague is making.”
Never mind that absolutely zero people on the American Right are seeking to make it easier for a woman to get raped on college campuses. Never mind that sex (hence birth control) is a choice that everyone around you shouldn’t be forced to pay for. Never mind that the Right seeks to protect all life—and that no one is suggesting the death of the mother is preferable over the life of the baby inside her. Never mind that the Right simply wants health care that doesn’t take it from some to give to others (causing many to go broke in the process). Never mind that the “wage gap” is a fantastical myth, and while it is indeed false to claim that sexism never influences pay, female income versus male income is based largely on the choices women are making, like choosing pursue lower paying career paths at a much greater rate than males, etc. (As an aside, as one writer brilliantly put it, “So if employers are evil greedy men, whose only concern is profit, and they pay women 79 cents on the dollar, why don’t they just hire all women?” But I’ve digressed. )
It’s the aforementioned worldview—that the Right hates women—that regularly gets conservatives and Republicans painted as knuckle-dragging Neanderthals just looking for the next woman to violate. And how truly ironic that some of the loudest voices on this front have been the very leftists (and the causes they support) who are now accused of LITERALLY violating women.
So it begs the question: why should the American Left—who claim to be the moral authority on all things women and who have proven themselves to be utter hypocrites on the matter—be trusted as the de facto moral authority on the other two tenants of every argument they make: racism, and indifference towards the impoverished and helpless?
Let’s take a gander, shall we?
The Right is labeled “divisive” and “racist” for wanting all immigrants to abide by our laws, or for suggesting that all parties involved in an officer-involved shooting be given equal justice under the law.
Consider the fact that race relations nose-dived at the hands of our first African American president (a Democrat) who (supported fully by a left-leaning media) used rhetoric that time and again divided the nation along racial lines for no reason other than to push a false narrative of Jim Crow-era abuse and intolerance. Barack Obama, as one writer aptly put it, ran an administration from which spewed “a steady stream of false claims that America was an inherently racist society with a biased judicial and law enforcement system,” and “Obama rekindled a racial divide that had been steadily disappearing in American society.” Barack Obama notwithstanding, the American Left has a history RIFE with institutionalized racism, and routinely treats minorities like mindless toddlers who can’t be trusted to make their own decisions, and instead need the guiding hand of their (largely white, largely rich) politician masters (yes, masters) to get anywhere in life.
The Right is labeled as insensitive towards the poor for not supporting every social welfare program that comes down the pike (because we’ve got this idea that maybe we ought to try and give people a way OUT of poverty, not a way to stay in it and quasi-survive).
Consider the fact that Democrat strongholds in America’s inner cities, wherein liberals run the socioeconomic show, are cesspools of minority poverty. And yet time and again, there liberals stand in their $12,000 Armani jackets preaching about minimum wage as if it’s the ultimate goal in life.
They’re hypocrites on sex. They’re hypocrites on race relations. They’re hypocrites on poverty. So, remind me again why we as a society have allowed the American Left to run the narrative?
I’m just saying.
Mary Ramirez is a full-time writer, creator of www.afuturefree.com (a political commentary blog), and contributor to The Chris Salcedo Show Worldwide. She can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org; or on Twitter: @AFutureFree