It’s not just some middlebrow magazine writers who are sustaining this new strain of cognitive dissonance. The double standard is a widespread phenomenon. The crowd sizes at voting booths and anti-shutdown events in the past two months have been criticized by the press and prosecuted by state governments. And yet the crowds at the most recent round of protests and riots (which, in many cases, are much bigger events) were in large part praised, at least until the looting started.
I wanted to bring some of the Double Standard out and how they have helped bring us to where we are historically. The Democrats and the Left have raised a full generation under the thought that certain rules did not apply to them, that they were special and could get away with things other mortals could not. You worked and didn’t get it? Here, I’ll change rules so you can get it for free and in the meantime, here is a trophy for participation. You were mean to another kid in school and got punished/suspended ? Mommy and daddy are rushing to your aid with a lawyer to demonstrate you driving a pencil through little Mary’s hand is actually the school’s fault.
They basically raised herds of feral humans with little or none morals that they thought they would control and have as useful predators against the rest of Americans. But just like Siegfried and Roy, they found out that predators are not the most trustworthy animals and kinda suck at following directions, specially about target selection: If you look better as a steak than me, you are the one bitten. Also, why should I go over the next neighborhood to hunt when there is plenty of victims and targets here?
There is an old Spanish saying I may have mentioned here before:
CRIA CUERVOS Y TE SACARAN LOS OJOS.
(Raise crows and they will pluck your eyes out)
Which would explain why Liberal leaders are acting like they are blind.
Hat Tip Dano N.