On Growing Up

November 17, 2016

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There’s been a lot of talk lately of losers being whiners and that the left should just “grow up”, but when “growing up” means buying into the leadership of a man who has, in so many ways, run against the grain of common decency, against minorities and women throughout his business career and life, continuing through his campaign and now up to this moment by choosing as his chief strategist Steve Bannon who from the bottom of his apparently rage-filled heart has said things like:

“In fact, the women that would lead this country … would not be a bunch of dykes that came from the Seven Sisters schools up in New England.”

Or who has sanctioned headlines at his Breitbart News such as:

BIRTH CONTROL MAKES WOMAN UNATTRACTIVE AND CRAZY 

and

THERE’S NO HIRING BIAS AGAINST WOMEN IN TECH, THEY JUST SUCK AT INTERVIEWS

and

THE SOLUTION TO ONLINE HARASSMENT IS SIMPLE: WOMEN SHOULD JUST LOG OFF

and

WOULD YOU RATHER YOUR CHILD HAD FEMINISM OR CANCER

Or who ran a headline calling Bill Kristol a “renegade Jew.”

Or who’s ex-wife has testified, “…the biggest problem he (Bannon) had with Archer (school) is the number of Jews that attend. He said that he doesn’t like Jews and that he doesn’t like the way they raise their kids to be ‘whiny brats’ and that he didn’t want the girls going to school with Jews.”

Or who is praised by the Klu Klux Klan as being an “excellent” choice as strategist (I wonder, what would Bannon’s racial strategy be if he’s thought well of by the KKK?)

Or who ran a Breitbart article that “depicts an invasion of France and the white Western world by a fleet of starving, dark-skinned refugees, characterized as horrific and uncivilized ‘monsters.’”

Breitbart news has, of course, been characterized as being racist, white ethno-nationalist, misogynist, xenophobic, and anti-Semitic.

If “growing up” is another way of saying, “Accept the leadership of Trump, Bannon and the entire Republican leadership,” I’m not in. In fact, I believe that accepting that leadership is itself a sign of arrested development, not to mention closeted bigotry. I believe that accepting that leadership is the first step on the path to the terminal decline of what was the idea of “America”.
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Jim Culleny
11/17/16

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2 Responses to “On Growing Up”

  1. peterfaur Says:

    Jim, thanks for all your good work. Never be discouraged!


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