The miserable Left is miserable because they like to make everything political. They will spy on you while having a private conversation and try to get you fired from your job. If you have political disagreement over a proposed government policy, they will lobby for your dismissal from your employment.
Indeed, if you attempt to have some fun with a completely non-political personal event, the Left will publically shame you as someone who encourages the politics of oppression. This will apply even to one of the most successful female athletes in history, who is also a black female athlete, Serena Williams.
Serena Williams, winner of 39 Grand Slam tennis titles, is also pregnant and enjoying it. She looked fabulous on the front of Vogue, proudly displaying her baby bump and she tweets out whimsical thoughts on her pregnancy that every mother can relate to, “It's official. I no longer have ankles”, and links on what to pack in your hospital bag. She is a businesswoman who earned $27 million last year.
But poor Serena had not reckoned with the miserable Left when she decided to have a 1950s-themed baby shower, complete with full fifties regalia and held in a fifties-themed diner in West Palm Beach, Florida.
The photos were loved on social media until a Muskingum University history professor, Karen Dunak, got hold of them.
The good professor, who I believe is a close relative of Nurse Ratched, did not take kindly to Serena and her gal pals having some baby shower fun. And it wasn’t for the usual tedious reasons feminists hate baby showers (‘what’s such a big deal about babies?’), but because the 1950s theme would help further the cause of Donald Trump.
The good professor decided to give Serena a history lesson: “Yet by glorifying 1950s culture in the political climate in which we live, these women, who assuredly would not want to return to Jim Crow-era Florida, unwittingly reinforced a dangerous nostalgia that obscures the era’s harsh historical realities. Although the 1950s were great for white, heterosexual Americans, for people of colour and sexual minorities it was a time of racial violence and pervasive sexism and bigotry.”
I’m pretty sure Serena is aware of this, but she was not submitting a PhD thesis on the 1950s, she was celebrating a great life event and likes some 1950s style. But there is no fun to be had in leftyland, only the unremitting job of making political points off the rest of us who want to get on with our lives.
Professor Pompous again: "But Williams’s baby shower does not just promote a romanticised history of the 1950s. This very nostalgia itself has served as a cultural justification for restoring the politics and hierarchies of the era. One cannot venerate the culture of poodle skirts and sock hops without furthering the cause of those who want to Make America Great Again."
To the professor, there is no such thing as ‘harmless fun.’ Instead, everything must be viewed through the prism of politics. Ire and vitriol will be rained down upon your head should you ever have the temerity to wear poodle skirts and sock hops. Honestly.
This piece is a pathetic attempt at leftist mischief making, but it does have a serious side. It is one thing to use politics and other avenues of power to push for change. This is the struggle we on the right and left are locked into. But what I do resent, what rots civil society, is the constant policing by the Left of not just language in the political sphere, but private conversations, social media posts and what is really a harmless occasion for fun.
This political policing of other people’s lives by the Left is corrosive and I am convinced adds to the incredibly tense atmosphere now present in both the US and UK.
Nothing is immune from leftist bullying - sports, music, even baby showers are now subject to leftist examination and ridicule. These occasions were unifying events in society that would bring together people of different views to celebrate something above politics.
It is true politics might touch on sports on occasion, but this year the Left have sought to hijack every aspect of human interaction and label anyone who disagrees with them as bigots.
And now, finally, they have come for the baby shower. It was a nasty piece of writing the reveals that very real nastiness of the Left. The good professor should put a sock hop in it.
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