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Democrat Style: Just A Little Hate Amongst Friends

Filed under: General — Dana @ 10:38 am

[guest post by Dana]

There is an amusing report out about how members of the College Democrats of America are turning on one another, and making accusations of unwokeness against their fellow wokesters. Oh, and they’re even attacking a member for what he said at age 13! Because, apparently, who we were at age 13 defines us even as we mature into adulthood. Tough crowd:

The College Democrats of America — the Democratic Party’s national organization presiding over 500 chapters on campuses across the country — is in turmoil.

The group’s leaders are publicly firing off accusations of anti-Blackness, Islamaphobia and anti-Semitism at each other. Impeachment proceedings are now in the works against the organization’s new vice president, Nourhan Mesbah, who is Muslim. College Democrats say that screenshots of tweets that their peers sent in adolescence spread rapidly through group texts, which already caused a student running for president of the group to withdraw their candidacy in September. And national advocacy groups for Muslim and Jewish Americans are now weighing in with criticism.

The conflict has gotten so messy that the Democratic National Committee is considering disaffiliating with the national collegiate organization altogether and creating a partnership with the state groups underneath the national umbrella, according to a Democrat familiar with the discussions. The DNC declined to comment.

I can’t help but simultaneously shudder and laugh at the description of the organization’s internal conflicts:

The clashes over religious bigotry and race within the College Democrats of America (CDA) reflect, to a degree, larger debates happening throughout politics. But the next generation seems poised to escalate them further. Some CDA members argue that the internal frictions constitute a turbulent but morally necessary reckoning with systemic racism. Other Democratic officials see it as a bunch of college-educated, hyper-woke kids trying to play politics in a way that’s off-putting to many voters.

They are caught up in their own drama and playing ‘Boys State’ government,” said the same Democrat. “They think they’re the hottest s— on Earth.”

Anyway, none of this is surprising. It is the inevitability of wokeness and all of its judgey-no-mercy-no-room-for-individual-thought, ruthless self-righteous glory. If what I was doing at age 13 determined who I would be in adulthood, I might as well have thrown in the towel. And if texting had been available? Yikes. But in the game of wokeness, the judgey little godlets running the show have a take-no-prisoners mentality that reveals their own immaturity, and a clear lack of understanding about the universal fallibility of everyone and how life really works.


31 Responses to “Democrat Style: Just A Little Hate Amongst Friends”

  1. What’s funny is, you can, to one degree or another, agree with some of the wokesters points, but if you don’t accept everything they advocate, lock-stock-and-barrel and without question, it’s off with your head.

    Dana (174549)

  2. Lord of the Flies

    Kevin M (ab1c11)

  3. Yep.

    Dana (174549)

  4. This is what happens in extremist movements and fringe political parties. The king-of-the-moral-high-ground scrum. Each iteration gets the bar to a fringier and more ridiculous standard.

    In the LP it got to the point where a candidate for a nomination was not only for removing all sex-work laws, but arguing that 3-year-olds had a right to engage in sex work, if that was their choice. And if you didn’t agree with that, you were just another statist.

    Mainstream political parties, which intend to occupy at least part of the Center, are really not supposed to do this as they cannot compete against other parties that don’t do this. See McGovern or Goldwater for examples of what happens with even a tinge of this.

    Of course, right now we have BOTH major parties doing this. “It’s a pity they can’t both lose.”

    Kevin M (ab1c11)

  5. Off-topic: At what point can we say that Biden has done worse wrt Covid, and with a vaccine, than Trump did without one.

    You would have thought that Trump was an easy act to follow.

    Kevin M (ab1c11)

  6. It’s easy to laugh at these jokers, but don’t lose sight of the fact that 1) their worldview is entirely mainstreamed now, not just in the larger party but within the mass media, government, and corporate America, 2) in about 15-20 years, they’ll be running these institutions themselves, and 3) colleges will continue to produce them now that the far more radical Gen-X and Millennial professors are running these places.

    Factory Working Orphan (e33d79)

  7. Anyone who has read the history of Mao sees where this is headed.

    NJRob (eb56c3)

  8. Fortunately, there was no web/Facebook/Twitter when I was 13. We would scratch insults against one another with chalk on the sidewalk or with a stick in the dirt.

    ManlyDad (96e4cc)

  9. Lord of the Flies
    Kevin M (ab1c11) — 11/18/2021 @ 10:47 am

    In theory, maybe. But none of these kids would survive 10 minutes on a deserted island.

    Hoi Polloi (ade50d)

  10. semi off-topic: OK republican governor caves to the celebrity woke crowd and spares a murderer’s life:

    Investigators found the murder weapon and a bandanna with Jones’ DNA in an attic space above his bedroom.

    JF (e1156d)

  11. 10, a mere bone thrown before the 1st division of the secesh army is born.

    urbanleftbehind (d487de)

  12. @5 – “Off-topic: At what point can we say that Biden has done worse wrt Covid, and with a vaccine, than Trump did without one.”

    This might be a pretty good point.

    Trump accelerated development of some of the vaccines.
    Trump suppressed data about the virulence of the disease and generally denigrated scientific opinion related to the epidemic.
    Trump promoted ineffective treatments for COVID-19.
    Biden accelerated the distribution of the vaccines, substantailly reducing the impact of the pandemic.

    How do we make a judgement that Biden “did worse” than Trump?

    John B Boddie (9f8361)

  13. Cleaning out the clinton/biden/pelosi wing of the democrat party paving the way for AOC and the squad. The corporate establishment DNC wing of the party has been discredited since clintons loss in 2016 and is losing their power over the party. This happened to the republican party in 2010.

    asset (41ab38)

  14. How do we make a judgement that Biden “did worse” than Trump?

    A trip to the grocery store is the place to start. Last Thanksgiving, a can of Ocean Spray cranberries was $1. Yesterday: $3.29. Thanks, Joe.

    DCSCA (f4c5e5)

  15. Trump handed out those checks. I think Biden and Trump share blame for inflation.

    Both are total failures as leaders. Pathetic.

    Dustin (a145cf)

  16. Kevin M (ab1c11) — 11/18/2021 @ 10:58 am

    Off-topic: At what point can we say that Biden has done worse wrt Covid, and with a vaccine, than Trump did without one.

    When the outcome is worse than it would have been if he changed nothing from the course he found on Jan 20, 2021.

    Sammy Finkelman (02a146)

  17. Eventually they will all get burned by the fires they start and then hopefully they will get over themselves.

    Nic (896fdf)

  18. Dana,

    Thank you for teaching me a new word–godlets. That’s perfect!

    As mentioned by NJRob, this is Mao’s Cultural Revolution all over again. Back then the godlets were the Red Guards. Perhaps the best book written about the Cultural Revolution is “Life and Death in Shanghai”. I loved it so much that I wanted to go meet the author in person. Fair warning: The book is heartbreaking.

    norcal (b9a35f)

  19. When the outcome is worse than it would have been if he changed nothing from the course he found on Jan 20, 2021.

    Or at least when it’s not obvious what is different, or if it is different-better.

    Kevin M (ab1c11)

  20. I must give credit where credit is due. DCSCA, you are much more readable since you got out of the pokey. I have yet to see a mention of 1964, the Big Dick, Reagan, Reaganomics, or Reaganoptics.

    I see you talking about your own life experiences, which are much more informative to me, because you have a wealth of stories. Your stories rock!

    norcal (b9a35f)

  21. 121- The gas pump, lumber costs, electricity and water bills are rising along with my temper.

    mg (8cbc69)

  22. Well, nice to see the next gen of Democratic party leaders are preparing to lead in the way of their elders!

    B.A. DuBois (80f588)

  23. I see how the L.A. Times is suggesting that CA gasoline refineries need to be brought to heel in the name of environmental justice.

    LAMONT —

    Residents in this economically stressed patch of the San Joaquin Valley gripped by respiratory sickness were not surprised to learn local officials had exempted all four area fuel refineries from fully complying with a new state air quality rule.

    “This is a low-income, Hispanic community where a lot of the people are foreign laborers who are not going to say anything,” said Jose Mireles, 59, who lives down the road from a Kern Oil & Refining Co. facility that processes 25,000 barrels of crude oil daily. “Sometimes you are inside your house, the doors are closed, the windows are closed, and you can still smell it.”

    Further on in the story we find that what regulators had done was allow the refineries (which were already cleaner than most) to meet the new standards with a less costly approach than the rule suggested.

    But heck, let’s get those refineries shut down. We can’t let high gas prices deter us from enforcing bureaucratic dictates.

    Kevin M (ab1c11)

  24. How do we make a judgement that Biden “did worse” than Trump?

    More people dead and the disease remains uncontrolled, despite having access to a vaccine the other did not have. Neither man had much in the way of leadership qualities but Biden has been in government since forever and should know his way around. Yet he appears as ineffectual as Captain Random.

    Kevin M (ab1c11)

  25. It’s funny how commenters complain about my Trump posts because it’s Trump, yet again. And yet a post about how the Democrats are eating their own somehow ends up being about Trump (in the comments anyway)! Make up your minds, people.

    Dana (174549)

  26. Since a Never Trumper brought up Trump, Dana, I think your mic drop fails.

    BuDuh (39020b)

  27. “Keep hope Trump alive!” — Not Jesse Jackson

    They’re just doing their job, Dana.

    nk (1d9030)

  28. But we were talking about Democrats:

    “‘ What be your dem’crats like, Dave?’ Texas urges. ‘Which I wants to see if they’re same as the kind I cuts the trail of down about Laredo.’

    “‘ Well,’ returns Tutt, ‘simply hittin’ the high places, them dem’crats by which I’m born surrounded chews tobacco, sw’ars profoosely, drinks mighty exhaustive, hates [black people], an’ some of ’em can read.’

    “‘That deescription goes for Laredo, too,’ Texas allows. ‘This yere jedge, who gives my wife her divorce that time, an’ sets the sheriff to sellin’ up my steers for costs an’ al’mony, is a dem’crat. What you says, Dave, is the merest picture of that joorist.’

    Alfred Henry Lewis, Faro Nell and Her Friends: Wolfville Stories (1913).

    nk (1d9030)

  29. @26 exactly

    who brought up orange man in this thread, Dana?

    are you suddenly averse to calling commenters out by name?

    JF (e1156d)

  30. John B Boddie (9f8361) — 11/18/2021 @ 2:00 pm

    How do we make a judgement that Biden “did worse” than Trump?

    The basis for that would be that more people are dying in a shorter or the same period of time.

    You have to figure it’s the mass vaccinations – maybe it’s eliminating the spread of mild cases, so that when Covid spreads to a new area, unvaccinated people don’t get infected with a small dose of virus and get immunized against serious cases, but they tend to get exposed to huge does of virus a lot more.. (i.e. the probability of getting a small does of virus before a large dose of virus goes down)

    Or else it’s the lifting of restrictions – which must go on indefinitely to keep down the fatality rate.

    Sammy Finkelman (02a146)

  31. I don’t think that the idea that mass vaccinations are making the epidemic worse has occurred to anyone else.

    Sammy Finkelman (02a146)

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