Aren't liberals just the cutest thing ever with their adorable little #RegressiveLeft hashtag? We already know that the left, when confronted with its own sins, likes to engage in some version of, "No! It wasn't me! It was the one armed man!"
Notice how the Trudeau Liberals proudly jack up the deficit while AT THE VERY SAME TIME attack the Tories for leaving one? Or how the Ontario Liberals are still blaming Mike Harris for everything despite holding power for a decade? That's kind of what I mean.
But as much as people would like to blame conservatives for the antics of SJW's, like they blame us for everything else, it just doesn't seem to wash to hold conservatives responsible for sins committed in the name of progress, especially when Job One on the SJW agenda appears to be cleansing the left of insufficiently radical leftism.
So, hilariously, the allegedly moderate liberals have devised the #RegressiveLeft hashtag to signal to everyone that the actions of SJW's are not being committed in their name.
We don't know those guys, they say. We don't know where they came from, but it likely has something to do with conservatives given that SJW's are REGRESSIVE leftists.
As butt-covering goes, it's serviceable. I mean, we criticize them all the time for turning a blind eye to their own ethical lapses, so it's nice for them to have someone else to scapegoat for a change, and the validation of at least something we said about the excesses of liberalism is refreshing.
But, while it does give us something to talk about, that's all it is. For we must remember that these are still liberals, for whom reputation is king. They're happy to chide SJW's for being too extreme, but they don't want to be seen palling around with us icky conservatives either.
Pity the poor "moderate leftists": clowns to the left of them, jokers to the right.
Well, the joke's on them. Because they have a reckoning in store. And when it comes, they'll be wishing they had asked for our help.
Whatever happens to Bernie Sanders before November, he's laid the groundwork for something much bigger than him on the biggest political stage in the world. And if Trump beats Hillary, there will be Hell-ary to pay for the Democratic establishment -- especially if her campaign devolves into a squabble over who really speaks for the American left/centre.
Who would listen to the people who thought Trump could be snarked and mocked out of existence after that?
But then again, I don't claim to know all the ways of the leftist mind. All I know is- they'd better step it up when it comes to policing their own, or cross the floor.