To: The above-mentioned Swath
From: Mitch Berg, irascible, deplorable peasant
Re: Your Offensive
I couldn’t help but notice this from (where else) NPR the other day:
Oh, I can help.
For starters, you can beg for forgiveness for having appropriated a bit of culture – the term “Resistance” – you never earned.
For starters, you were a bunch of entitled, white, upper-middle-class plush-bottom yoonoos whose “resistance” involved posting irate Instagram selfies while running between your morning frappuccino and your Pilates class, appropriating a term that people who fought against real Nazis, who risked their lives and those of their families and friends during a war in which millions like them vanished without a trace. My contempt for y our self-aggrandizing drama should be apparent on this count alone – but if you’d like, I can be clearer.
Beyond that? Calling yourself a “resistance” is a little like Colin Kaepernick pleading “oppression” between meeting with his financial planner and running to a CNN interview. You people are part of the class that controlled much of the most powerful parts of society – the media, the bureaucracy, the educational-industrial complex…NPR, for that matter.
That is all.