Above: Reversal of Fartune
Ace’s bizarre conflation of masculinity with political identity or, at least, with political success has gone from one extreme to the other, yet has stayed the same. Remember the old days when Bush was King, Ace was the most macho sort of Joker, and liberals were ugly queens who took it in the ass, their bacon and play-doh bits aquiver and pendulous breasteses “clattering” like bags of sand? Time and electoral fortune have apparently changed all that. Gone is the ass-kicking Ace, and he no longer frets that homos might masturbate to pictures of his winsome and rugged good looks, a younger, pudgier George Lucas with his head caught in a trash compactor. Though his tone is still resolutely “fuck you,” he identifies no longer with the (albeit frustrated) fucker but with the “weaker” fuckee:
[L]eftism is a different beast. Leftism considers concerns of process to be a weakness, and [sic] indulgence for sissies and the faint-hearts; the only thing that matters — the only thing that should be a concern for the properly-masculine, properly-indoctrinated New Man of the Left is outcomes.
Any tactic, fair or foul, is permissible in the quest for the Leftist State.
Now, until recently, liberalism had at least tried to give some lip service, and perhaps some actual consideration, to the faggy notions of process, fairness, access, and such.
But no longer. The press is actually not more nakedly liberal now; in fact, it’s never been more illiberal, at least not since some press organizations romanticized fascism, Naziism, and socialist dictatorship in the tumultuous years of the thirties.
Sarcasm, yes, but minimally filtered and with projection in…well, in spades. Self-pity, too. Ace feels dominated and helpless and is expressing it in the only way he knows how. He, after all, thinks like a freikorper — ya write what ya know, ya know — so why shouldn’t his enemies think the same way? Liberals won, and for people like Ace who imagine power (any kind of power) in the most fucked-up way possible, winning means the freedom to be a sadist while losing means time to role play as Saint Sebastian. Yecch. The old Ace had more entertainment value; the new besieged Ace not quite as much though he still has his moments:
[I]f you find an unmarried woman, age 25, who follows the Anthropologie feed on FaceBook (the fashion shop, I mean, not the science), she’s almost certainly liberal-leaning. Even if she lives in red territory, like Kansas.
Young, single women: the Schutzstaffel of Liberal Fascism.
So Obama sent that girl Alarming Abortion mailer after Alarming Abortion mailer.
Pandering to her innate whorishness.
We must absolutely copy this technique.
Now the media of course covered up for them, and would never report that while the Democrats talk about “common sense” guidelines about abortions, they advance a strong pro-abortion agenda in their micro-targeted mailers.
Republicans, naturally, will be hit with this relentlessly — if a mailer uses stronger-than-usual language to defend gun rights in a mailer to a gun owner, we’ll be hit about how “extreme” our message is “below the radar.” Reporters will make every single one of our mailers famous, and not in a good way.
We must bully like the bullies even though we will continue to be bullied says the currently self-pitying bully who formerly posed as a confident bully but who has always actually been a fearful and frustrated bully. Plus ca change, plus c’est la meme chose; regardless of the new victim schtick Ace can’t not be Ace, hailing from a chapped and involuntarily celibate space to save the wingnut race.