Terror!

I Have Met the Enemy, and He Is Easily Terrified

March 21, 2016

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I Have Met the Enemy, and He Is Easily Terrified

Late-stage leftist moral hysteria has recently achieved an unprecedented level of earsplitting shrillness. To me, this suggests that the quixotic legions of social-justice crusaders aren’t quite so confident they’re on the right side of history after all.

As someone who traffics in words, particularly how people toss them like rocks at one another in the culture wars, I’ve noticed that two of the left’s favorite words over the past few years—“problematic” and “unacceptable”—have yielded to the starker and more panicky “horrifying” and “terrifying.”

At least “problematic” and “unacceptable” imply a sense of being in control—well, these are obviously problems, and we clearly refuse to accept them, so let’s snuff them out and they won’t be problems anymore.

But if you find yourself constantly horrified and terrified, this implies you’ve lost control and are making a hasty retreat.

What’s gloriously hilarious to me is how little it takes to horrify and terrify them.

Actress Emma Watson wails about the “Horrifying Sexism She Has Faced In Her Daily Life.” Such tortures and torments include once being slapped on the butt and often feeling “scared walking home.”

“It would seem that modern progressives are exceedingly selective in what horrifies and terrifies them.”

Must be tough—much tougher than clitoridectomies or being the victim of an honor killing, because to suspect that such things are truly horrifying or terrifying would be Islamophobic.

We Should All Be Terrified of Anti-Trans ‘Bathroom Bills,’” screeches an easily frightened writer for VICE, because it’s baselessly fearful to think some fat hairy perv may want to flash his hairy nutsack at your six-year-old daughter in the women’s bathroom while claiming “trans” rights.

German officials are “horrified at anti-migrant mobs” while appearing unfazed by migrant hordes committing mass rape in public squares.

A T-shirt that gently suggests women should say “no” rather than “maybe” if they aren’t interested in having sex with a guy is deemed “Horrifying”—much more so than, say, having your life destroyed by a false rape accusation, because we all know that’s a myth, anyway.

Weight Watchers’ new program encouraging a “holistic” approach to weight loss is described as a “horrifying” example of “fat-shaming”—far more horrifying than the sight of a naked 500-pound woman, obviously. In fact, anything that suggests it’s generally unhealthy for women to swell up to the size of sea lions is “horrifying,” and you’d have to be an incorrigible chubbophobe not to realize that.

The U.S. Is Becoming a Terrifying Nation for Women,” despite the fact that women of all races outlive white men; after all, white men deserve all the terror that’s coming their way, right?

Actress Sally Field claims it “horrifies” her that some parents would disapprove of her gay son—obviously much more so than the fact that her son is five times more likely to attempt suicide than straight teens and is statistically likely to die anywhere from eight to twenty years before straight men do.

The journey of an undocumented immigrant in America is “terrifying,” but somehow I suspect not nearly as terrifying as the ordeal I’d face if I were walking around in Mexico without ID while trying to game their welfare system.

Antiabortion laws are “really terrifying,” but in the grand scheme of things I doubt they’re nearly as terrifying as the routinely grisly scenes at Doctor Kermit Gosnell’s late-term abortion murder factory.

U.N. Experts Seem Horrified By How American Schools Treat Black Children” but don’t even seem to notice that black students are beating white teachers bloody and pouring gasoline over “white boys” before setting them on fire.

It would seem that modern progressives are exceedingly selective in what horrifies and terrifies them.

And then, but of course, there’s Donald Trump. He horrifies and terrifies them like no one else. In case you haven’t been paying attention, Trump is horrifying, horrifying, horrifying, horrifying, horrifying, horrifying, horrifying, horrifying, and truly horrifying.

Not only that—Trump is also terrifying, terrifying, terrifying, terrifying, terrifying, terrifying, terrifying, terrifying, terrifying, terrifying, terrifying, terrifying, terrifying, terrifying, terrifying, terrifying, terrifying, terrifying, terrifying, terrifying, terrifying, terrifying, terrifying, and even more terrifying than you think.

That’s quite a lot of horror and terror for a group that so glibly tosses accusations of “paranoia” and “phobia” at its opponents while constantly charging them with engaging in the “politics of fear.”

After all, Trump said some not-so-nice things about Mexicans and Muslims, and that is far more terrifying than Mexican cartel beheadings or ISIS beheadings…right? We shouldn’t be terrified of terrorists. We should be terrified of people who say we should be terrified of terrorists…OK?

Kindly forgive me for continuing to suspect that at its core, leftism is a huge act of psychological projection.

It’s laughable to be accused of wallowing in fear and phobia by a group of deluded losers who are deathly afraid of their own fucking shadows and who tremble in fear when confronted with nothing more than contrary ideas.

Your emotional delicacy is noted, as is your ideological fragility. And above all else, your easily provoked horror and terror are sources of tremendous enjoyment. And one day when true horror and terror finally catch up with you pampered imbeciles due to your tragically misplaced priorities, you may even choke to death on your own tears. Oh, the horror!

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