We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Sheesh. How do you talk with somebody like that? It's always been interesting to me how it is possible to use a victim pose to bully or attack others. Problem is, victim posture supports self-esteem and seems to morally justify obnoxiousness - but gets your own life nowhere. Well, being hostile is fun in some ways.
Apparently UNH is a hotbed of oppression, racism and misogyny, so that's a shame. Poor gal is blind to her incredible privilege. Her superiority tone bugs the heck out of me.
It's their classic or typical response because they are simply parroting what their leftist professors have told them rather than actually thinking for themselves. The silence (or in some cases endless repetition of the original slogans, rhetoric, etc.) comes when they are asked a question such as Rubin posed and they have to actually think for themselves.
I'd watched that before, she is supremely annoying but watched it again to delight in her figurative self-immolation. Rubin didn't do it on purpose but he let her speak long enough that she made his point. And she managed to alienate herself from many of the folks in the crowd. Insufferable, and not a particularly articulate or clear thinker besides.
By entertaining it and descending to it and even complimenting it our many, many Rubins directly enable the left's psychosis of aggression and force.
“What was the resisted novelty of yesterday is today one of the accepted principles of conservatism; it is now conservative only in affecting to resist the next innovation, which will tomorrow be forced upon its timidity and will be succeeded by some third revolution; to be denounced and then adopted in its turn.
“American conservatism is merely the shadow that follows Radicalism as it moves forward towards perdition. It remains behind it, but never retards it, and always advances near its leader...
“Its impotency is not hard, indeed, to explain. It is worthless because it is the conservatism of expediency only, and not of sturdy principle. It intends to risk nothing serious for the sake of the truth and has no idea of being guilty of the folly of martyrdom. It always when about to enter a protest very blandly informs the wild beast whose path it essays to stop, that its 'bark is worse than its bite,' and that it only means to save its manners by enacting its decent role of resistance: The only practical purpose which it now serves in American politics is to give enough exercise to Radicalism to keep it 'in wind,' and to prevent its becoming pursy and lazy, from having nothing to whip."
Crybullies don't need to be understood. They need to understand the rest of us and the world they live in. The best way to help them understand is to stand aside and let reality smack them upside the head with a clue-by-four.
She provided excellent evidence for his point about people seeking victimhood. After her false dichotomies about what he was claiming, she quickly went to asking about whether she would have to be lynched for he and his supporters to believe prejudice is real. I made a similar speech at the dinner table. When I was 13.
Assistant Village Idiot
She asked whether she would have to be lynched for Rubin and his supporters to believe prejudice is real. Minutes later, she asserted that she never claimed to be oppressed.
But hey! She's a double major!
People claiming to be victims are really telling you that they are losers. They are really telling you they can't cope with or overcome adversity, they are just a hapless, not to say helpless, loser. Avoid such people. Normally I am against lynching but she might change my mind.