NPR recently revealed that the right is composed of sniveling snowflakes weeping out their broken hearts in safe places clutching their support animals because their triggers have been pushed.
Despite their control of all three branches of government, "many [on the right]feel unfairly persecuted by the powers that be in American culture."
NPR cites Kurt Schlicter, columnist with Townhall.com, who described the frustrations of life as a conservative in a left-run world. "We want to be treated with respect, and we will not tolerate anything less which is just unacceptable for this to continue. I'm tired of Hollywood spitting on us. I am tired of academia spitting on us. I'm tired of the news media spitting on us," he said.
For an instant I thought that if he doesn't like the coverage the right gets in the media it should get its own news network. But wait! It has Fox News. Oh--that's the creature of a dying Australian watched exclusively by angry old white men right behind him on the hopper to hell. Okay, get your own internet outlet. But wait! It has Breitbart--run, for now, by Steve Bannon, a mottled four hundred pounder whose clicks come from tagsale PCs in trailerparks. In other words, not exactly the kind of audience with which you want to be associated. Even if you're part of it. In fact, especially if you're part of it.
Apparently the right doesn't want to have to hang out with old men and fat guys with bad skin. No, they want to sit at the same cafeteria table as the cool kids.
But the reason they can't becomes clear with the remarks of John Hawkins--happily, no relation--curator of the website Right Wing News. Here's how he sees the cultural experience of his typical reader: "He turns on a TV show where he's insulted, and then he's like, 'well, maybe I'll just unwind and watch an awards show' — the Oscars or something — where he gets trashed all day long," Hawkins said. "He goes to Twitter and he's got some you know guy calling him in a-hole ... this is sort of like a pervasive all-out attack if you're a conservative. And it's all the time sort of thing."
Aww. We know, Johnnie. Words hurt, don't they? I bet it was like sophomore year when that football player stuck that I LOVE DICKS thing on your back in the lunchroom and you finally started crying and shat yourself when everyone kept laughing and you didn't know why.
But you showed them! You got yourself a website so you could get even! A website that features "Fifteen Best David Hogg Memes!" Second of which is a crude drawing of the school shooting survivor and gun control activist getting pelted with "Hogg shit!"
See, that's the problem. Things like that. Things like cross-clutching Laura Ingraham's equally deplorable trashing of the Parkland activists. Or things like spittle-spraying conspiracy theorist Alex Jones' exploitation of Seth Rich's murder to pump up Infowars' readership. Or anything that comes out of Donald Trump's Twitter feed.
The culture doesn't hate you because you're conservative. It hates you because you're assholes.