The climb down is not as fast as the initial burst of faux outrage. As soon as the video that sparked the Covington controversy surfaced, the usual suspects who see bigotry lurking in the soul of every Trump supporter were quick to denounce and foment a mob against the Catholic students while consoling Mr. Nathan Phillips, the alleged victim of another act of white supremacy. Thanks to Twitter personalities like Mike Cernovich, the initial media reports were proven to be more fake news and retractions, social media deletions and apologies began.
For quite sometime there has been a meme circulating social media stating “Everyone I Hate Is Hitler” . Quite amusing and quite accurate. What used to be a devastating attack on a political opponent, or a surefire way to shut down any debate, it is now a punchline. Since the potency of invoking Hitler’s name has waned, a new lexicon had to be deployed - thus the term “white supremacy” became ubiquitous. Any action, policy or political movement the Left doesn’t like is now labeled “white supremacy”. The latest example of “white supremacy” is inquiring about citizenship status in the upcoming 2020 census.
I am very skeptical of the strategy of relying on Mexico to stem the flow of migrants into the United States. It is also extremely frustrating. The lone superpower in the world cannot protect its borders and has to rely on a third world country known for its corruption and dysfunction. We spend trillions of dollars on the military but it cannot be used to secure our border.
Yes, it is petty but effective. The legacy media pretty much ignored Pelosi and other Democrats enjoying the beaches, respectively, of Hawaii and Puerto Rico during the Christmas break instead of being in Washington negotiating a compromise to end the shutdown. The media couldn’t ignore this latest twist,