Casualties Of Leftism

“The left destroys everything it touches”.

It’s a Dennis Prager quote, and it may be among his most valuable ones.

And it’s true.

Academia.

K-12 Education.

Entertainment.

Music.

And…late night TV.

There is not a single one of life’s petty joys that they don’t completely trash.

8 thoughts on “Casualties Of Leftism

  1. It’s an interesting process because back in the 70s when much of the modern leftist influence became evident (I’m thinking of Saturday Night Live and Blazing Saddles), the left was a lot of fun.

  2. Today’s left would completely reject SNL & Blazing Saddles.
    Today’s Left believes in one thing only: power.
    If you do not believe in absolute truth, you have only one pole star, and that is power.
    Without Truth, justice is just a power game.
    Without Truth, reason is whatever it takes for you to gain power.
    Without Truth, nothing is wrong other than that which keeps you from having power.
    Without Truth, there is no justification for your existence other than winning.
    And in the end you die, anyway.
    Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.

  3. Definition: Clapture

    A “joke”, often making a political or social statement, whose purpose is to make the audience applaud and agree instead of laugh. Popular with hack comedians and their fans.

  4. It’s an interesting process because back in the 70s when much of the modern leftist influence became evident (I’m thinking of Saturday Night Live and Blazing Saddles), the left was a lot of fun.

    That was before the Marxist/socialists captured the Left. In the 70s you had lefties like Carson who threw punches about 2/3rds of the time at the Right, but they weren’t afraid to needle the Left, too. Today the Marxists enforce such uniformity that Lefties don’t dare deviate from the prescribed course.

  5. It seems to me, nerdbert, that the real distinction is that the 60s and 70s were before the left captured “the culture”, aka education and media. The commies (Marxists/socialists) have been around since WWII and were generally known for being disciplined and focused in their goals. Especially on taking the culture. Perhaps SNL and Blazing Saddles were seen as the sugar that helps the medicine (communism) go down.

    And now we reap the results of this medicine (to brutally mix metaphors) because the commies *do* control the culture. Which they are ruining because as Prager so aptly put it “The left destroys everything it touches”.

  6. Oops, s@ciali5ts, c@mmuni5ts, and M@rxi5ts in one comment. Multiple times. Go straight to Moderation Jail. Do not collect $200.

  7. nerdbert;

    Same with the Daily Show. Stewart originally used to be pretty equal at poking both sides.

  8. And I remember thinking it was pretty bad when activists were against “Huck Finn” because of Twain’s admittedly voluminous, and largely historical, use of that racial slur. Apparently now we cannot use the arts to better understand the human condition….

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