THE TYRANNY OF OUT­RAGE

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“Re­mem­ber when peo­ple used to let things go? When peo­ple would just get along, not hunt for se­cret mean­ings be­hind ac­tions and ways to be of­fended for the sake of be­ing of­fended? Thanks to the pro­gres­sive left that day is done. Th­ese guys suck the joy out of ev­ery­thing. The sim­ple things, the com­plex things — ev­ery­thing is now fer­tile ground for be­ing of­fended, for out­rage, for an op­por­tu­nity to at­tack Repub­li­cans, es­pe­cially Pres­i­dent Trump. Be­ing a vic­tim is now a cov­eted sta­tus on the po­lit­i­cal left,” writes Town­hall colum­nist Derek Hunter.

He cites the “fetishiza­tion of vic­tim and the de­sire to make ev­ery­thing po­lit­i­cal,” plus the re­sult­ing gen­er­a­tion of young peo­ple who “as­pire” to be mis­er­able and wal­low in their cul­tural wounds.

“Mem­bers of the po­lit­i­cal left lead joy­less lives de­void of the things that make life worth liv­ing. And that’s fine. I couldn’t care less if some­one sees be­ing mis­er­able as the key to hap­pi­ness. My prob­lem with them is they aren’t con­tent to suck the joy out of their own lives or to wal­low in the bed of mis­ery they’ve made for them­selves alone. They want to use force and the power of gov­ern­ment to drag ev­ery­one else into it with them,” con­cludes Mr. Hunter.

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