Sometimes it seems life can’t get any worse in this country. Already in terror of a pandemic, Americans have lately been bombarded with images of grotesque state-sponsored violence, from the murder of George Floyd to countless scenes of police clubbing and brutalizing protesters.
H/T: Matt Taibbi
Here are some highlights from the article, which is well worth the read in its entirety:
“It feels liberating to say after years of tiptoeing around the fact, but the American left has lost its mind,” Taibbi wrote. “It’s become a cowardly mob of upper-class social media addicts, Twitter Robespierres who move from discipline to discipline torching reputations and jobs with breathtaking casualness.”
“The leaders of this new movement are replacing traditional liberal beliefs about tolerance, free inquiry, and even racial harmony with ideas so toxic and unattractive that they eschew debate, moving straight to shaming, threats, and intimidation,” Taibbi continued.
They’ve conned organization after organization into empowering panels to search out thoughtcrime, and it’s established now that anything can be an offense, from a UCLA professor placed under investigation for reading Martin Luther King’s “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” out loud to a data scientist fired* from a research firm for — get this — retweeting an academic study suggesting nonviolent protests may be more politically effective than violent ones!
Good to see lefties talking about how crazy the left has become.https://t.co/tHQOfTWjX2— wendyb #openeverywhere (@calmasshole) June 16, 2020
I don’t “propose solutions” because that’s not my job. Journalism is about describing what is happening, and that alone is extremely difficult to do well, especially with complex subjects and short timeframes. We inform and policymakers, activists, and politicians craft answers. https://t.co/pqei8i7dZT— Matt Taibbi (@mtaibbi) June 15, 2020
Rolling Stone Editor Unloads On Media, Says ‘The American Left Has Lost Its Mind’ https://t.co/w0Gq1Nax2v— Eyes On Q (@EyesOnQ) June 16, 2020
I support @mtaibbi, if you read his piece and your takeaway is that one of the best and wittiest reporters on the left, one of the few truly fearless critics of American empire, should be publicly shamed or “canceled,” you’re part of the reason we’ll never have good things— elliot 💂♀️ (@LiberalShirts) June 16, 2020
Liberal media, like Rolling Stone, spent decades building a Frankenstein's Monster... and they're terrified that it's turning on its master. https://t.co/4ewmrvUkdG— Herman Cain (@THEHermanCain) June 16, 2020