Tag: Oppression Olympics

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“Help, Help I’m being oppressed!”  Peasant, Monty Python and the Holy Grail. I had not heard the word oppression before watching this hilarious British comedy.  However, I knew one thing: I wanted to oppress the {expletive} out of that peasant.  Every time I heard the word oppression, oppress, or oppressor, it was used by whiny […]

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The American Zeal for Punching Up

 

Red-blooded, real Americans are sick of America’s elites punching down on them. Authentic American politics, like authentic American comedy, roots for the underdog and punches up, not down. The problem with today’s elites is their down is up and their up is down: Our elites believe they’re signaling their superior virtue by “punching up” when they ridicule heartland America, but of course what they’re really doing is using their privileged social status to punch down on heartland America instead. Or that’s how it seems to many of us. For those unfamiliar with this punchy lingo, comedian Ben Schwartz explains,

“Punching up” and “punching down” are relatively new pop-political terms, often found not far from words like “mansplaining,” “problematic,” and “trolling.”