Don’t You Mock Me, Peasant!

 

In a May 6 posting over at Literary Hub, Nina Jankowicz, America’s aspiring Informationsführer, argued that “platforms, governments, and employers” should do more to make sure publicly minded women can engage with men online and come away from the exchange without feeling stressed out from it.   And amazingly, according to Jankowicz, talking smack online about public figures who are female must especially be more thoroughly policed by those same “platforms, governments, and employers.” 

As an example of what needs more thorough policing Jankowicz cites to online mockery of Vice-President Kamala Harris for having “slept her way to the top.” 

Jankowicz, of course, is correct that saying Kamala Harris slept her way to the top is an outrageous lie.  Sleeping with married California big shot Willie Brown only got Harris to the middle. It was Biden’s pandering on her race and gender that got her to the top. 

But seriously folks, if Jankowitz gets her way, the above paragraph, mocking a female public figure, could constitute sufficient cause for enforcement action by the Department of Homeland Security, depending on how bad it makes the Vice-President feel.  

So here we have it right in front of us:  A Biden administration official arguing for a policy that would give Biden’s Department of Homeland Security the power to police Americans who make online comments mocking Biden administration officials who are female.

So, easy stuff first:  This is plainly unconstitutional, patronizingly sexist, weirdly Orwellian, and totalitarian.  But here is the point: Jankowicz, a government official, is arguing that government officials should have the right to use government power to stop citizens from mocking government officials.  George III never thought that. 

And to me, it is the easy, conclusory, water-is-wet-sky-is-blue way Jankowicz makes her nakedly authoritarian argument that is most disquieting.  And it motivates me to vote so that neither Jankowicz, nor ANYONE else from this…what is it?….this weird, insulated, elitist, narcissistic class of over-credentialed control freaks, ever holds public office in the U.S. anywhere, anytime, ever again.

Published in Politics
This post was promoted to the Main Feed by a Ricochet Editor at the recommendation of Ricochet members. Like this post? Want to comment? Join Ricochet’s community of conservatives and be part of the conversation. Join Ricochet for Free.

There are 15 comments.

Become a member to join the conversation. Or sign in if you're already a member.
  1. Max Coolidge
    Max
    @Max

    Ray Gunner: Jankowicz, of course, is correct that saying Kamala Harris slept her way to the top is an outrageous lie.  Sleeping with married California big shot Willie Brown only got Harris to the middle.

    See, I assumed it got her to the bottom.

    • #1
  2. The Reticulator Member
    The Reticulator
    @TheReticulator

    I hate it when Biden makes our government more like Putin’s government. 

    • #2
  3. DonG (CAGW is a Hoax) Coolidge
    DonG (CAGW is a Hoax)
    @DonG

    Can you spot the future VP in this picture?

    Kamala Harris and former flame Montel Williams seen as a couple in  resurfaced pics from when they dated

    • #3
  4. Stad Coolidge
    Stad
    @Stad

    This Nina Jank chick wants to edit tweets.  Doesn’t that violate copyright law?

    • #4
  5. Hang On Member
    Hang On
    @HangOn

    Jankowicz has been doing this for quite some time. 

    https://www.revolver.news/2022/05/biden-minster-of-truth-nina-jankowicz-and-the-secret-nato-funded-cabal-to-subvert-western-democracies-using-disinformation-as-cover/

    It also helps explain Anne Applebaum and why she thinks Hunter Biden’s laptop is Putin disinformation.

    Why does anyone on the right support Ukraine because it will only empower our own group of fascists like Jankowicz? If you understand the end of the cold war as one group of the managerial class triumphing over another group of the managerial class and see what our managerial class is doing to our nation, why would you wish our managerial class well? 

    • #5
  6. Mad Gerald Coolidge
    Mad Gerald
    @Jose

    The peasants are revolting!

    • #6
  7. Cassandro Coolidge
    Cassandro
    @Flicker

    Mad Gerald (View Comment):

    The peasants are revolting!

    Where’s the Wizard of Id when you need him?

    • #7
  8. kedavis Member
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    Cassandro (View Comment):

    Mad Gerald (View Comment):

    The peasants are revolting!

    Where’s the Wizard of Id when you need him?

    Or Spike Jones.

     

    • #8
  9. kedavis Member
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    Ray Gunner: Jankowicz, of course, is correct that saying Kamala Harris slept her way to the top is an outrageous lie.  Sleeping with married California big shot Willie Brown only got Harris to the middle. It was Biden’s pandering on her race and gender that got her to the top. 

    But if she hadn’t already gotten to the middle, she wouldn’t have been elevated to the top.

    Harris owes her entire career – such as it is – to Willie Brown and his brown willy.

    • #9
  10. genferei Member
    genferei
    @genferei

    You might be motivated “to vote so that neither Jankowicz, nor ANYONE else from this…what is it?….this weird, insulated, elitist, narcissistic class of over-credentialed control freaks, ever holds public office in the U.S. anywhere, anytime, ever again” – but how are you going to find enough candidates to vote for as an alternative? I am reliably informed by my betters that all folks falling outside the above class are white supremacist-enabling crazies at best, and at worst (shudder) unelectable!

    • #10
  11. Gazpacho Grande' Coolidge
    Gazpacho Grande'
    @ChrisCampion

    This just in:  The whole “Checks and Balances” thing is Not Working.

    • #11
  12. Ray Gunner Coolidge
    Ray Gunner
    @RayGunner

    genferei (View Comment):

    You might be motivated “to vote so that neither Jankowicz, nor ANYONE else from this…what is it?….this weird, insulated, elitist, narcissistic class of over-credentialed control freaks, ever holds public office in the U.S. anywhere, anytime, ever again” – but how are you going to find enough candidates to vote for as an alternative? I am reliably informed by my betters that all folks falling outside the above class are white supremacist-enabling crazies at best, and at worst (shudder) unelectable!

    Good point.  I suppose we are stuck with the Milton Friedman method of policy change:  Don’t hope for the right people to come along to do the right thing.  Make it politically profitable for the wrong people to do the right thing. 

    • #12
  13. James Lileks Contributor
    James Lileks
    @jameslileks

    Hang On (View Comment):
    Why does anyone on the right support Ukraine because it will only empower our own group of fascists like Jankowicz?

    How? I’m not seeing the connection. 

    • #13
  14. Hang On Member
    Hang On
    @HangOn

    James Lileks (View Comment):
    I’m not seeing the connection.

    I assume you read the article. This is an anti-Russian cabal within the government. Ukraine is one (and just one) of their pet projects. This is a group that is pushing Russia and China together – which leads me to the conclusion that this is really what they are all about given all the Chinese money that goes sloshing around among that circle. That then explains why this anti-Russian cabal took action against Flynn and Trump who wanted a strategic alliance against the Chinese that included Russia and India. This same cabal is doing everything they can to draw India and China closer together, particularly Blinken and Nuland with their insults to India and threats of sanctions.

    You may think that having Russia and India in a strategic alliance with China is a good thing. I don’t know.

    • #14
  15. Doctor Robert Member
    Doctor Robert
    @DoctorRobert

    She was cute.   Imagine her as VPOTUS under Bill Clinton.  Jeez, the jokes write themselves.

    • #15
Become a member to join the conversation. Or sign in if you're already a member.