I can’t tell you how many stories I’ve seen in the last couple years, in the Press, how many references to the problem of bullying on local radio and National Television. Hiw many PSAs. It’s all the rage being worried about bullying.

Time was, you handled the bully by standing up to them. Knocking them on their butt a couple of times. It usually solved the problem. Trouble is, we are in such an age of sensitivity anymore that that ceases to become an option. At least, According to some.

It seems to me that America is just coming to grips with the realization that what we’re dealing with from the left is bullying. Ironic since it’s the left pushing the idea that bullying is a bad thing.

Writing in City Journal, Andrew Clavin makes an excellent point;

Nothing scandalizes a leftist like the truth. Point out that women and men are different, that black Americans commit a disproportionate amount of violent crime, that most terrorist acts are committed by Muslims, and the Left leaps to its collective feet in openmouthed shock, like Margaret Dumont after a Groucho Marx wisecrack. This is racism! This is sexism! This is some sort of phobia! I’m shocked, shocked to find facts being spoken in polite company!

No one is really shocked, of course. This is simply a form of bullying. The Left has co-opted our good manners and our good will in order to silence our opposition to their bad policies. The idea is to make it seem impolite and immoral to mention the obvious.

The bullying is highly effective and very dangerous. In England, in the city of Rotherham, at least 1,400 non-Muslim girls, some as young as 11, were brutally raped by Muslim immigrants over a period of years in the 2000s. Police and other officials worked to keep the facts hidden because, according to multiple reports, they were afraid of being called racist. Think about that: police officers did not want to seem racist, so they stood by and let their city’s children be raped. The same thing goes on in other cities in England and throughout Europe. And in fact, some who have spoken out have had their careers curtailed by manufactured scandal. The message is clear: it’s just not nice to tell the truth. It’s just not done. Don’t do it.

The emphasis in the above is mine to make my point. He goes on…

Enter President Donald Trump. He is a rude and crude person. He speaks like a Queens real estate guy on a construction site. And because he does not have good manners, he thoughtlessly breaks the rules with which the Left has sought to muzzle those who disagree with them. In this regard, I frequently compare Trump to Randle Patrick McMurphy, the loudmouthed, ill-mannered roustabout from Ken Kesey’s brilliant novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. McMurphy comes into an insane asylum controlled by a pleasant, smiling nightmare of a head nurse named Ratched. Nurse Ratched, while pretending to be the soul of motherly care, is actually a castrating, silencing tyrant. Her rules of good manners, supposedly fashioned for the benefit of all, are really a system of mental slavery. All of McMurphy’s salient character flaws suddenly become heroic in the context of her oppression. Only his belligerent ignorance of what constitutes good behavior can overturn the velvet strangulation of her rule.

Another example can be found in recent real life. The little gargoyle in North Korea claiming he’s got a nuclear button on his desk. Can this be interpreted as anything but the act of a bully?

And how do you respond to a bully? As Trump did. You get in his face. Something this by suggesting he had a bigger button on his desk and one that actually worked. Abracadabra, within 24 hours the only fat male in North Korea was on the phone with South Korea ready to negotiate.

And of course the left who’s President Clinton set this up by providing nuclear weapons to North Korea starts acting offended. It’s unpresidential, we are told. Even though the monster bully it was precisely the response required to deal with the situation. Almost like the left didn’t want that situation dealt with.

. I’m sorry that it takes someone like Trump to break the spell of silence the Left is forever weaving around us. I wish a man like Ronald Reagan would come along and accomplish the same thing with more wit and grace. But that was another culture.”

I’m not sure I agree with the last crack about another culture, but certainly the culture has been altered by the left and it’s constant bulkying to silence anyone who dares speak conservative values. it’s ironic that the left who is complaining so bitterly about Trump were actually the ones that made someone like him necessary.

Glenn Reynolds who also notes the Andrew Klavan article,agrees, saying:

I’m amused when people who’ve spent 50 years declaring the very concept of decency repressive and outdated suddenly start with the “have you no decency?” shtick. When Joseph Welch used that phrase, it was pretty much Peak Decency, or as we’re now told, a horrible regressive time of racism, homophobia, transphobia and xenophobia.


I have been saying it for over a year now…. Where Trump is wrong I will hand him his head verWherebally. On the other hand where Trump is correct I will praise him for being so.

The left is having cold water splashed on its face, bringing it back to reality. That’s really what it’s complaining about at this point. This isn’t about Trump per se, this is in reality about anyone who dares call the left on what they’ve been doing for the last hundred or so years.

The way to handle a bully is to get in their face.