As a disclaimer (because Shapiro has a law degree and probably googles himself) Ben probably did none of the things that I briefly describe in this post. I’m going through writer’s block, and I needed to do SOMETHING to get out of this rut. So Ben Shapiro, if you’re reading this (and I’m certain you will at some point), this post is my half-assed attempt at humor. If you don’t like it, you’re a public figure that’s better educated and makes more money than I ever will. You’ll get over it. Enjoy.
Welp, I’m officially out of ideas!
So what does one do when this happens? You talk about something you hate.
Now to be clear, I don’t hate Ben Shapiro. I don’t wish him ill-will, I just can’t stoop myself to those levels of wishing physical harm to someone. That’s just not my thing, you know?
But I do hate everything that has ever been said by Ben Shapiro.
Now I’m not going to lie, Ben is a smart guy. Talented, decent writer, etc. The man graduated from college at 20 and went on to Harvard Law School. You can’t be stupid and do those things. BUT, and this is probably why Ben utterly pisses me off, how could someone so smart be dedicated to something so stupid?
Don’t get me wrong though, I don’t disagree with everything that the Right has to offer. I might draw some hate for that, BUT I don’t tend to look at the world through a Right-Left spectrum. The reason I don’t identify as “conservative” is because, at least in America, conservatism is tied up with religious fervent. So even if their conclusions are sometimes correct, their reasoning is almost always flawed. (The modern Left, meanwhile, appears to have correct reasoning but dipshittery conclusions.) But the Right is concerned with appealing the worst aspects of the American psyche. Even though the politicians themselves rarely openly embrace a racist or nationalist agenda, they are appealing to those instincts. So whatever “good” ideas they might possess, almost always get overshadowed by the fact that they are appealing to a religious, racist, and nationalistic agenda.
I’m amazed that politicians are still regarding the Founding Fathers as some mythical beings. Almost as if the Bible itself promised the coming of America. And even though the man has been out of office for nearly 30 years, conservative media can’t go a day without mentioning Ronald Reagan. It’s the appeal to the past, which deceives us into believing that the olden days were better days (“Make America Great Again!”), that I believe is just plain asinine. Ronald Reagan might have been nice, but the Founding Fathers were all drunken slaveholders.
If America is to be ‘great’ (whatever that means), looking to the past is just plain idiotic. The past wasn’t great. It sucked and no one wanted to live during that time.
But what does all of this have to do with Ben Shapiro?
Great question! (And I may or may not answer it!)
If you ever type in Shapiro’s name into YouTube, you’ll find that he routinely “wacks”, “dominates”, “shreds” and just about kicks every liberal ass that he finds. Why? Because Ben Shapiro is the Chuck Norris of political punditry. If you tell him that women have the right to do what they want with their bodies, he’ll promptly tell you to SHUT THE FUCK UP. He’s so fucking sexy, only HE can tell women what to do with their bodies.
Ben Shapiro is so tough that when he saw of kid crying because his parents couldn’t afford health insurance, he yelled at the child saying TOUGH FUCKING LOVE KID, YOUR PARENTS ARE PIECES OF SHIT! And then stole his bike and robbed a pawn shop.
So don’t FUCK WITH BEN SHAPIRO.
Don’t believe me? Watch him BODY SLAM some poor unsuspecting college student for supporting transgenderism:
Believe in white privilege? You better fucking hide your ass because Shapiro will put you in a choke hold:
Want to gang up on him? Shapiro can fucking roundhouse kick your asses into submission:
It doesn’t matter if you’re a high school student or a college student, Ben Shapiro will fucking take your stupid ass downtown. So clearly he isn’t afraid of children.
On a serious note, I don’t know if I should feel sorry for Shapiro. He claims to have been bullied in school, so the only way he could presumably win fights is not through physical confrontation, but by simply using facts and rhetoric. So if anything, there’s a real anti-bullying lesson we should learn here: if you bully kids enough, they might turn into someone like Ben Shapiro.
Which might explain his turn towards right-wing politics. Left-wing politics is more bleeding heart. You have a degree of empathy towards those less fortunate. You have to have an awareness of the injustices that permeate society and believe that something must be done about it. Conservatism, as it’s generally understood, is more individualistic and yet at the same time reinforces the old order. As long as your’re a part of the ruling class, you don’t have to have a lick of concern for those less fortunate: because (in this view) the poor just have to pull themselves up by the bootstraps.
This likely explains why so many that are trapped in white American machismo are linked to the Right. It allows them to feel powerful. It makes them feel great because they became great from their own innate abilities. Not because it’s a system that favors them. Once when you’re in power, you don’t want that taken away. In a sense, aligning yourself to the Right allows you to BE a bully.
So I have no doubt that Shapiro knows a thing or two about bullies. But he might have been projecting onto the Left what he himself was feeling when he wrote Bullies: How the Left’s Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences America.
Facts don’t care about your feelings. Because feelings are for the WEAK. And the weak are easy to defeat. Which is why Shapiro likely spends so much time on college campuses.