WASHINGTON, August 4, 2017 — “There are certain things men must do to remain men,” said alpha male James T. Kirk of Star Trek fame. In short, the swash-buckling starship captain, in the oft-used phrase of today, “self-identified” as a red-blooded, heterosexual male with a strong sense of duty and of right and wrong.
So, it’s only natural this 60s sci-fi icon should run afoul of the thought police who comprise the delicate snowflakes of the Social Justice Warrior (SJW) movement.
Actor William Shatner, 86, who played Kirk in the space opera originally broadcast on NBC, just happened to mention, via Twitter, his exhaustion at having to defend his choice of words to the ever, overly-sensitive members of the SJW.
Shatner pointed out that snowflake vocabulary policing is a form of virtue signaling, the childish one-upmanship employed by the fragile left to diminish superior arguments that so easily dispatch their tiresome whining.
Social warriors, said Shatner, “stand for inequality, where they are superior to any one else.”
One snowflake tweeted back,
“The term SJW is offensive to social people, people who believe in justice and actual warriors. I’m sure you can think of a better word.”
In actuality, the snowflake is not offended. He or she simply disagrees.
With the virtue of their victimhood thus displayed like a banner, all debate is ended. And so, the totalitarian world of the snowflake, a black hole region of space-time known as the “safe space,” expands and devours.
At least that’s how it’s supposed to work.
Donald Trump, whose stream-of-consciousness tweets display his lack of concern for the feelings of the SJW thought police, refused to stop using terms like “illegal alien,” “anchor babies,” or “radical Islam” despite members of the press shouting their displeasure, calling his words “offensive” and “hate speech.”
“I’ve been challenged by so many people and I don’t, frankly, have time for total political correctness,” Trump tweeted during the presidential campaign. “And to be honest with you, this country doesn’t have time, either.”
And last November 8th, the country agreed.
CNN’s Fareed Zakaria attempted to answer the question so central in the minds of the mainstream media and the people of the SJW movement in an interview with The Hill:
“The election of Trump is really a kind of a class rebellion against people like us, educated professionals who live in cities, who have cosmopolitan views about a lot of things,” said Zakaria.
Not at all.
Trump won because of millions of Americans, like William Shatner, are no longer impressed by their equal’s absurd attempts to pass themselves off as elites. Their college diplomas, years in government service and positions on the editorial boards at the nation’s leading newspapers and television networks are not the virtue signals they once were.
Their complaints and commands are merely the high-pitched chirpings of soft, fuzzy and banal tribbles.
As the captains of our fate, our answer to the small-minded totalitarians who would micromanage our every move should be that of U.S.S. Enterprise Captain James Tiberius Kirk, who once observed,
“One of the advantages of being captain is being able to ask for advice without necessarily having to take it.”
Live long and prosper.