The sheer unseriousness of Western liberalism goes without saying but it comes into a dangerously sharp focus at moments like these. pic.twitter.com/EezTucYelq
— Gray Connolly (@GrayConnolly) September 8, 2021
If you spend any time sloshing around in the giant colostomy bag for thoughts known as Twitter, you’ll sometimes encounter a phrase, “tweeting through it.” It refers to amusing instances in which an individual, having beclowned hizzorherself, studiously ignores all the mockery and continues tweeting about other topics, hoping for the jeering crowd to lose interest and go away. This seems like a real-world equivalent. Do Western governments seriously believe they can just keep repeating the same mindless bromides about diversity and inclusion to avoid facing up to their humiliating defeat, as if these stupid notions have any purchase outside of the affluent bubble they’ve created for themselves, as if they have any leverage to dictate terms to anyone here? Yes, I’m sure the Taliban’s HR department will get right on that. They certainly wouldn’t want us to invade them again!
What genuinely puzzles me is this: who is the audience for these performative statements? Surely the State Department can’t believe the Taliban cares about Western obsessions with inclusivity and gender-equity. But then, who is supposed to be impressed by this? American citizens? After the sublime display of incompetence, ineptitude, and wishful thinking over the last few weeks, what sort of simpleton listens to this feeble rhetoric issuing forth from an administration with a desiccated, dementia-addled figurehead and feels anything other than mortification? Why do they even bother saying this? Could they actually…believe their own bullshit?
September 9, 2021 @ 12:23 pm
Unfortunately, I think they do believe their own bullshit. Which means we’re all in a lot of trouble.
September 9, 2021 @ 2:15 pm
I wonder if Romans in 475 were preoccupied with the inclusivity of the vomitoriums, or thought to lecture the Ostrogoths on their imbalanced gender ratios in positions of leadership.
September 10, 2021 @ 4:47 am
No, too busy publicly fretting about structural paganism…
September 10, 2021 @ 4:50 pm
I thought it was too absurd to be true when I heard that there was a mural of George Floyd in Kabul that was in danger of being painted over. But then again, I suppose would-be conquerors would of course try to impose their religious iconography on their subjects.