New York Magazine’s Olivia Nuzzi has claimed previously that
she is “not a liberal,” and does her job in a non-partisan manner. I don’t follow her work closely but I have no
reason not to take her at her word. That
said, her penchant for finding raaaaaaacism in something as innocuous as the original Trump/Pence logo tells
me that she has some social justice warrior tendencies lurking somewhere
within. I suppose working with the Anthony
Weiner mayoral campaign as well as associations with the Washington Post, GQ,
and Esquire might help facilitate some of that too.
Suffice it to say that it’s probably a safe bet that Nuzzi
is one who doesn’t view the current manifestation of our culture’s ongoing
sexual revolution with quite the same cynicism as I do. Given that I think we are witnessing nothing
short of the implosion of common sense and a societal declaration of war
against God’s created moral order, Ms. Nuzzi and I probably aren’t on the same
Which is why it was so fascinating to see her inadvertently
stumble over the tripwire of insanity that is being laid so enthusiastically by
the progressive left. It happened as
Nuzzi was reporting on the Planned Parenthood Action Fund’s 2020 Membership
Forum, where several Democratic presidential hopefuls had gathered. During an apparent crowd Q & A with
Julian Castro, Nuzzi tweeted this:
First of all, if you say that nonsense actually makes sense
to you, I don’t believe you. If you tell
me that a societal embrace of this silliness is not likely to have any serious
consequences, I doubt you’ve thought very far beyond the shallow sloganeering
of rainbow-clad activists.
But there’s more.
Here’s a list of common subject pronouns: I, You, He, She, It, We,
They. Now, go back and read Ms. Nuzzi’s
The activist doesn’t want to be identified with the use of
pronouns. It’s so absurd a proposition
that even a hospitable and sympathetic journalist like Ms. Nuzzi can’t even
report on the exchange without doing it.
Unsurprisingly, her error was noticed by some fellow
“non-binarians” (not sure if that’s the proper term or not, but given that
we’re at the point of just making up words to suit our purposes these days I
figured I was on safe ground). Jeffrey
Marsh, a contributor to Oprah Magazine, Time, and Variety, attempted to offer
Nuzzi responded by pointing out that she wasn’t trying to
insult the activist by calling them “they,” but stopped short of saying the
obvious: “but that’s just how normal people talk and there’s nothing wrong with
that.” I really hope our betters will
decide it’s okay to push back against this before it’s too late.
I believe in compassion.
I also believe that helping push society over the cliff of reason into a
pit of moral insanity isn’t compassion.
Not for any of us, including the confused ones pushing so hard.