The media’s left-wing outrage machine created a generation of entitled, hypersensitive snowflakes that will now tolerate no dissent. All must march in lockstep with progressive purity. And now, suddenly the people who championed this attitude are terrified to find themselves in its political crosshairs.
Enter Matt Taibbi, a pretty hard left contributing editor at what was once long long ago the American iconic music magazine 'Rolling Stone' who is admitting the truth of one long-held conservative position: “The American left has lost its mind.” According Taibbi, progressive leaders have jettisoned their supposed beliefs in favor of fascism and of what we’ve come to know as cancel culture and mob rule.
"Among self-described liberals, we’re watching an intellectual revolution. It feels liberating to say after years of tiptoeing around the fact, but the American left has lost its mind. It’s become a cowardly mob of upper-class social media addicts, Twitter Robespierres who move from discipline to discipline torching reputations and jobs with breathtaking casualness.
The leaders of this new movement are replacing traditional liberal beliefs about tolerance, free inquiry, and even racial harmony with ideas so toxic and unattractive that they eschew debate, moving straight to shaming, threats, and intimidation. They are counting on the guilt-ridden, self-flagellating nature of traditional American progressives, who will not stand up for themselves, and will walk to the Razor voluntarily..."It’s certainly not the kind of talk you would expect to hear from the Rolling Stone brain trust. So, what could have ignited this bout of introspection?
The monster has been unleashed. After lamenting the fact that this new breed of lefty fascist is empowering their worst actors to target thought-crime, he discusses the real issue. The Frankenstein's Monster that progressive journalists spent decades assembling has turned on its master. Now, this madness is coming for journalism.
"Beginning on Friday, June 5th, a series of controversies rocked the media. By my count, at least eight news organizations dealt with internal uprisings (it was likely more). Most involved groups of reporters and staffers demanding the firing or reprimand of colleagues who’d made politically “problematic” editorial or social media decisions."Taibbi makes a fair point about free speech and the over-zealous, intolerant and increasingly violent left. His column is worth reading, if only to witness a dawning realization about what American media has done to itself.