Tuesday, October 18, 2016

- NeverTrump Greasing the Liberal Slope

So it begins, the slippery slope of female entitlement at the expense of men, previously supported in spirit anyway (see my last post), by leading light of the intellectual right, Jonah Goldberg. Over at slate, one writer is now arguing to begin criminalization of 'assaultive kissing'. How does one define whether a kiss as a greeting is an 'assault'? By the subjectively defined emotional reaction of the woman involved. Thanks Jonah, for lending your intellectual weight behind this one. I'm sure there won't be any unintended consequences of that decision.

This is my big problem with the Nevertrumpers. They all claim they are 'principled enough' to not support Trump, but all too often, the hills they choose to die on are the liberal hills of 'racism' and 'misogyny'. Those are not conservative principles, nor is the process of determining guilt or innocence of a person exclusively by the subjective emotional reaction of the offended. But if it's an argument against Trump, they see that as more than principle enough. And don't get me wrong here. My beef is not that they have found common interest with the left on a political question, but that they have embraced the leftist process for determining the 'truth'.

In my opinion, no one who believes a person's guilt or innocence should hang alone on the feelings of the aggrieved, has any business calling themselves a conservative. The process itself is incompatible with the principled conservatism nevertrumpers say they support.

1 comment:

MikeCLT said...

NeverTrumpers are like useless children. They take their ball and go home when the game doesn't go their way. The heck with them.