British actor and comedian Tom Walker’s satirical leftwing persona “Jonathan Pie” launched into an epic rant blaming Donald Trump’s victory on the penchant of leftwing social justice warriors to hurl insults at their opponents, stifle political debate, and label anyone who disagrees with them as sexist and racist.
“Not everyone that voted for Trump is a sexist or a racist,” he rails. “How many times does the vote not have to go our way before we realize that our argument isn’t won by hurling labels and insults?”
Below is a partial transcript:
The left is responsible for this result because the left have now decided that any other opinion, any other way of looking at the world is unacceptable. We don’t debate anymore because the left won the cultural wars. So if you’re on the right, you’re a freak. You’re evil. You’re racist. You’re stupid. You are a basket of deplorables. How do you think people are going to vote if you talk to them like that? When has anyone ever been persuaded by being insulted or labeled?
So now if you are on the right or even against the prevailing view, you are attacked for raising your opinion. That’s why people wait until they’re in the voting booth. No one’s watching any more, there’s no blame or shame or anything, and you can finally say what you really think, and that is a powerful thing.
The Tories in charge, Brexit, and now Trump. And all the polls were wrong. All of them! Because when asked people can’t admit what they think. They can’t admit what they think! They’re not allowed to! The left don’t allow them to! We have made people unable to articulate their position for fear of being shut down. They’re embarrassed to say it. Every time someone on the left has said, “You mustn’t say that,” they are contributing to this culture.
It’s time to stop moaning. It’s time to stop crying over spilt fucking Brexit. It time to stop ignoring your opponents or worst trying to silence them. It’s time to stop banning people from speaking in universities. It’s time to stop thinking that reposting an article on your Facebook feed is political engagement. That banning a gymnast from doing what he’s good at because he insulted someone’s religion somehow achieves something. And sorry, when did the gymnast’s association start thinking it was appropriate to start enforcing blasphemy laws?
It’s time to realize that reading The Guardian doesn’t make you a liberal. That re-tweeting Green Peace doesn’t lower your carbon footprint.
And if my mansplaining is triggering you, you can either fuck off to your safe space or you can engage and debate me and tell me what I’m getting wrong. Because Trump just won the White House. Being offended doesn’t work any more. Throwing insults doesn’t work any more.
The only thing that works is fucking bothering, doing something, and all you have to do is engage in the debate. Talk to people who think differently to you and persuade them of your argument. It’s so easy, and the left have lost the art. Stop thinking that everyone who disagrees with you is evil or racist or sexist or stupid, and talk to them, persuade them otherwise because if you don’t. I’ll tell you what you get – you get President Donald Trump.
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