This week something happened that put who we’re dealing with and how bad it’s got.
The full story is here, but here is what happened:
Carson King, 24, raised over $1 million after holding up a sign during ESPN’s “College GameDay” on Sept. 14 in Iowa. The sign asked for Venmo donations for his “Busch Light Supply.” King donated the funds, which were matched by Venmo and Busch Light, to the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital.
Okay, let’s pause here and admit several things:
We have no idea what this kid’s political affiliation was/is. Heck, I don’t know if anyone knows, yet.
He was running for no office, asking for no charity, not doing anything that required us to know about his character in any depth.
What we know about him is that he’s a college student who (probably as a joke) asked for beer money and got way more money than anyone could expect.
Which is when he did something I — personally — couldn’t do. Look, guys, if someone gave me 1 million, I’d pay off some of the kids’ loans (we only paid half their undergrad tuition each, plus living expenses/supplementary expenses) And depending on how much was left after taxes, pay down our mortgage or get us cars younger than 25 years.
I don’t think I’d have the courage/fortitude to donate it all to a children’s hospital.
The other thing I THINK I can say for sure is that despite the culture war we do all still agree that sick kids deserve treatment, right? We do still all agree on that, right?
So, this kid, whoever and whatever he was, was a hero and almost a saint in a way most of us couldn’t do: being a young man, with his life to establish, he didn’t say “I’ll start a business” or “I’ll buy a house” or even “I’ll have the biggest party.” No. He said, “You know what I wouldn’t have this money normally. Let’s do some good with it.”
So this is the part that made me go “In heaven’s name why?”
Des Moines Register reporter Aaron Calvin reported on two tweets written by King when he was 16 while compiling information for a profile on him, published Tuesday. The tweets were brought to King’s attention, and he apologized before the Register published the profile, including the unsavory comments.
The kid isn’t running for anything, guys. He’s not selling the public anything. He’s just a private citizen going about his private business. Who would go digging through is twitter feed to find SOME dirt from when he was too young to have a filter? WHO IN HECK EVEN THINKS of doing that?
I have no idea what the politics of the journalist are, either, that’s not the important thing. Pay attention to the actions, though. What this reminded me most of was the Covington kids, who weren’t selling anything; weren’t doing anything and yet the media looked to destroy their characters as thoroughly as possible, in public, with the potential for severe backlash and destroying their abilities to find a job… for no reason.
The left will say it’s because they were at a pro-life demonstration, but the left is full of sh*t. If that were the thing that would turn most people off, they’d have broadcast that, instead of inventing smirks and “rude to tribal elders” and “racist” bullshit, none of which actually happened.
And you can say what you will of the wisdom of taking teens to pro-life demonstrations. I went to demonstrations at 16 and I think I did it of my free will, and am still rather proud of them. In fact, I more or less dragged mom. Was I indoctrinated? Only if it was reverse-indoctrinated, since I got the other viewpoint in every class and civic occasion. Sure. For me, that probably counts.
But anyway, whatever you think of it, teens go to these demonstrations and the left lionizes the ones on their side, so kids don’t deserve that even if dragged to a demonstration. And yet the media gleefully set out to destroy their futures because they didn’t like the politics of the demonstration they were at.
This is what this incident reminded me of, only, so far as I can tell there was NO political motivation.
So, what was it?
Well, the journalist, whatever his politics — and I’d bet leftist, both because of his field and what he got away with for years without anyone doing this kind of dig — is immersed in a very leftist work culture.
I’ve said before that the left makes envy their cardinal virtue. If you’re envious and you hate, then you’re someone to be listened to.
I’d assumed — I have some naivite still I guess — that this envy was only for material goods. Apparently not.
What happened was that the journalist saw someone who was admirable, someone who had done something truly good for no personal benefit. And he thought “AhAH! This person has done something I couldn’t do. I MUST tear him down.”
And then did a deep dive for anything the kid might have said incautiously.
Sure, the journalist was fired — for his own stupid tweets — but what good is that to the big-hearted young man who donated what would be a great way to start out in life to kids with cancer? What does he do now? Every place he applies to, he’s going to come with a big, and I’m sure undeserved — why am I sure? Because he didn’t donate with any conditions as to what kids could be helped — label of “racist”. No corporate entity will hire him, lest they get submerged in wokerage.
I have no idea what politics the journalist has. But I know what he grew up reading, and I know the ethos of it. It is “Nobody is clean.” It is “There are no heroes, everyone is corrupt and evil.” It is “We shouldn’t look up to anyone, because everyone has flaws.”
And that revolting and vile insanity is at the feet of the political side that has controlled media, entertainment and literature my whole life: the left.
Why do I say it’s insanity? Aren’t humans all flawed?
Of course they are. We are all flawed in ways small and big. Which does not invalidate that a lot of us are saints and heroes. In fact, the proportion of saints and heroes is much higher than that of fools and criminals. More importantly, it had withstood a culture that tells us — social apes — that heroism and sanctity are impossible and faintly ridiculous.
I know why the left needs to believe that. If no individual can be good, then we need iron-clad laws (which, remember, they think are magical and make everyone even criminals magically obey) that make us act properly even in the tiniest and most personal aspects of our lives. And we need government to be totalitarian, to keep all these horrible individuals in check. (Keep in mind that to them government isn’t composed of humans.)
The left is wrong. Oh, maybe it’s that way in their circles. Among humans, social apes all, the most conformist and that follow what’s expected the most, seem to be the left, with their virtue signaling and group-think and thought-leaders. So maybe over the almost a century they’ve controlled communications in society they’ve made themselves into horrors.
But it’s not the way SOCIETY is. Observe any kindergarten class. Sure, you’ll see horrible spoiled brats. But you’ll also see kids who help others and try to be good. Heck, sometimes they’re the same person.
However, this is where the culture war has got us. The left has turned a vast number of people into despicable creatures, incapable of doing anything good, but more importantly, DESIROUS of tearing down everything that anyone else does or achieves.
Which of course also explains why they want to tear down civilization and take us back to before great humans created and fought and worked for centuries so their children wouldn’t die in infancy in the mud.
And why they are fascinated with the end product of their own digestion, in “culture” and “art.”
Oh, and with sex, that appetite we share with dogs.
They truly, absolutely, passionately hate anyone or anything who does things they’ve declared to be impossible: create, build, care for others, lift others up, do the best they can or die trying. They hate that with a bloody purple passion.
Let’s make them mad.
Go out there create, build, be! Show that there is more good than bad in this human creature. You can’t be perfect, and no one is asking you to be perfect. But you can TRY to be good. And it’s okay, you know, even a minimal amount of good is enough to drive the left into frothing rage.
So hold your middle fingers aloft to them — metaphorically — as you pass and do the things they say are impossible.
Be the best human you can be. Fully. And enjoy it. The left really hates that.
Dum Vivimus, Vivamus.