September 27, 2019

Othello in Iowa

Timothy Birdnow

Liberalism despoils everything. It is a horrible evil, destructive force that finds fault with everything and everyone not in its service.

Take this as an example.

This was the feel-good story of the year; a college football fan held up a sign asking for beer money when he was at an Iowa State game. Carson King got his beer money and more; the appeal went viral after appearing on ESPN, and he has to date collected over 1.14 MILLION dollars! 

So where's the feel good part? King donated all of it to Iowa State's Children's Hospital. All of it!

Offers flooded in for King after this, including an honor from Anheuser Bush to have his picture appear on the insipid toilet water beer Bush Lite. But that has now all ended. Why?

Because when King was sixteen years old he apparently said something the news media is calling racist (but won't give the details, as far as I could find.)  This was years ago, and King, who one would expect has grown quite a bit in that time, is now the villain De jure, the Dr. Mudd of modernity, the the duke of liberal disgust.

A reporter for the Des Moines Register went digging for dirt on this guy and eventually found the tweets. The really ironic thing is that the reporter himself is guilty of the exact same violation of political correctness.

According to Fox 8 Cleveland:

A reporter working on a profile of King for the Des Moines Register first called attention to the tweet, which referenced a racially-charged segment on the television show Tosh.0.

King, who was 16 years old at the time, called the tweet "hurtful and embarrassing," according to WHO. He said he doesn't want it to take away from all the good the donations can do for the kids at the children's hospital.

[...]

Meanwhile, the Washington Postreports readers then went through the Twitter account of the reporter, Aaron Calvin. The paper reports that between 2010 and 2013, Calvin published offensive tweets that included using a racist slur and mocking legalization of same-sex marriage.

The Washington Postreported that Calvin began deleting and apologized for his own tweets Tuesday night. His apology said: "Hey just wanted to say that I have deleted previous tweets that have been inappropriate or insensitive. I apologize for not holding myself to the same high standards as the Register holds others."

Calvin's Twitter account is currently locked.

That is what political correctness gets you; a world where even the very best are smeared and excoriated for mistakes in the past - or even the appearance of pc impropriety. This journalist tried to burnish his social justice warrior creds at the expense of a true hero and it came back to bite him. Good. But he has still largely managed to bring the hero down. A-B fired him.

 

Political correctness is the enforcement of new taboos. A taboo was a south sea religious prohibition against saying and doing certain things. Liberalism is as much a religion as a political view, and it demands no less of not just its adherents but of everyone. Like Islam, all must accept the hegemony or be destroyed.

King was outside of their approved hero category, as he had no social or political ax to grind, so they tried to destroy him.

I'm glad the Register writer got caught. But how often does the despicable American media get away with this sort of thing?

This story reminds me of Othello, where the small minded, venial and jealous Iago plots to bring down the noble Othello. In the end the Moorish general was humbled, but Iago destroyed himself in the process. 

Liberals hate good, decent people so much they will destroy themselves to hurt what they see as bourgeouis morality. This is clearly an example of that.

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1 This has become a country where if you raise your head above the crowd you become a target. It doesn't matter why you stand outside the crowd. The only safe place is inside the herd, unseen.

Posted by: Bill H at September 27, 2019 01:49 PM (vMiSr)

2 Yep - inside the herd and OBEDIENT.  It's about making us all good worker drones.

Bill, have you ever seen the movie Rollerball starring James Caan?  Caan playes Jonathan E. , a star in a brutally violent sport. The authorities - the world is run by international corporations - are trying to make him quit. When he refuses his boss, the great John Houseman, tells him "the purpose of Rollerball is to teach the futillity of individula action, and you are ruining that."

Kind of sounds like our modern era.

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