THE TYRANNY OF OUTRAGE
“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.