Punching Down: Garry Trudeau, Phony Cowardly Snob

His unfunny Doonesbury comics are less than insightful, but Garry Trudeau offers a fascinating perspective on the mentality of our ruling class as he explains in the stuffy liberal elite mouthpiece The Atlantic why he sides with Islamic maniacs against the innocents they butchered at the offices of Charlie Hebdo:

Satire punches up, against authority of all kinds, the little guy against the powerful. Great French satirists like Molière and Daumier always punched up, holding up the self-satisfied and hypocritical to ridicule. Ridiculing the non-privileged is almost never funny—it’s just mean.

By punching downward, by attacking a powerless, disenfranchised minority with crude, vulgar drawings closer to graffiti than cartoons, Charlie wandered into the realm of hate speech…

Liberal elitists don’t side with violent Muslims only because they share a common hatred of Christianity and traditional America. They regard themselves as superior to Muslims — so superior that they can demonstrate the largeness of their souls by condescendingly bestowing their benevolence upon even the most savage of them.

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Christians and conservatives are fair game because attacking them is “punching up.” Never mind that Islam is an exceedingly powerful force in the world, whereas Christians and conservatives currently have very little power. Liberals seem to understand that the decent people they love to ridicule are their superiors; therefore, it is okay to denigrate them. Not Muslims though.

In short, liberal elitists side with Muslims because they despise them. They apply an identical attitude toward blacks.

This helps explain why anyone would want to be a liberal. The conspicuously inflated self-regard they so often demonstrate is the payoff. Buy into liberalism and you get to pretend that you are better than the “non-privileged” losers you so graciously feel sorry for.

Actually, there is more to Trudeau’s support for the Charlie Hebdo butchers than the snobbery characteristic of elitist moonbats. In stark contrast to his rebel pose, he is a toothless lapdog of the liberal establishment. This contradiction appears to have generated some understandable self-loathing, which he expresses by projecting bogus moral smugness and by lashing out at his betters. He spews bitter venom at “free speech absolutists,” and actually praises Obama for snubbing the Charlie Hebdo solidarity march.

Cowardice is also a factor among media establishmentarians who side with Muslim terrorists against the cartoonists they murder, as Gavin McInnes notes:

Overindulged cowards such as Trudeau have cloaked their fear of the unwashed masses in some kind of holier-than-thou blanket of superiority, yet both are equally disgusting. It’s vile to refuse to mock one particular group because you’re scared of them, and it’s even worse to pretend you’re doing it because you’re better than them. …

A true egalitarian would be an equal-opportunity offender.

But that could get you hurt; Mohammad made clear 1,400 years ago that anyone who pokes fun at him should be killed. Posing as a rebel loses its appeal when there is danger involved.

But let’s not make fun of Trudeau, much as he deserves it. That would be punching down.

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Garry Trudeau, one pathetic moonbat.

On a tip from Jester. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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