I find the less I focus on news – the happier I am. However…
…sometimes people say the creepiest things. For example: “The President and the First Lady are kind of like the mom and the dad of the country, And when your dad says something, you listen. And when you don’t, it usually bites you in the ass later on. So I’m here to support the president.”
That would be Chris Rock speaking up there. Now one thing I discovered in the last 4 years is how creepy the Left can be. This creepiness seems to stem from one very odd and surprising character trait I never noticed before on the Left: People like Chris Rock never overhear themselves. If Chris Rock did overhear himself surely he would not have called the President and First Lady the mom and dad of the country who we ought to listen to. He doesn’t believe it – certainly not when a people named Bush or Reagan or Clinton- are playing national “mom and dad”. And, really, let’s be blunt, Chris Rock would not refer to any white President as dad and mom. Ever.
Creepy comments like Rock’s betray a culty authoritarianism – which, while not exclusive to the Left is more unnerving on the Left. Far Right authoritarianism actually emerges from a nightmarish ideology. There is no real ideology in the incipient authoritarianism of comments like Rock’s… expect an increasingly lazy and hazy personality cult liturgy. What Rock means is we ought to listen to the Dad I like because…well… I like him and he’s cool. There’s no principle in play. No ideology to support or refute. I assure you Rock won’t be calling President Rubio, Clinton, or Christie “Mom and Dad” in 4 years.