For reasons that escape me the Democratic Party and its alt-left faction has suddenly decided to be the party of the facts. For decades now the radical left and especially its outposts on college campuses has been teaching that there are no facts. There are just interpretations. There are dreams and fantasies, desires and feelings… but these, in case no one noticed, are not based on facts. People who are gnashing their teeth over someone’s hurt feelings ought not to be hiding under the mantle of facts.
Anyway, Hillary Clinton was speaking at a friendly group, Advancing Women in Peace and Security. It's the kind of group where they have in-jokes. The jokes do not make any sense but everyone laughs because it shows that you are a true-believing cult follower. Which means that you will believe anything that affirms your membership in the cult. True and false don't matter. You demonstrate the depth of your conviction when you believe something that is patent nonsense.
Anyway, Her Hillaryness was speaking at a group that was touting how women make the world more peaceful. This means that women function as living, breathing pacifiers.
Why would this be? Well, Hillary does not know, because, no sooner had she touted women’s superior capacity for keeping the peace than she felt constrained to tack on the party-line position: that women are no more peaceable than men.
Her audience guffawed because nothing shows how truly you adhere to a cause than your ability to accept absurd contradictions. This works especially well when you use buzz words, like “alternative reality” or “alternative facts.” Again, these phrases serve to make you feel like you belong to the cult.
In the cult, you already know, gender is a social construct, so scientific evidence does not count.
Anyway, Jonah Goldberg reports on the rank absurdity of it all. He quotes Hillary:
She also said, “Before anybody jumps to any conclusions, I will state clearly: Women are not inherently more peaceful than men. That is a stereotype. That belongs in the alternative reality.”
Of course, this is nonsense. Women are constitutionally weaker than men and are far less prone to violence. One understands that cult followers believe that these statistics are also social constructs and that they expose the endemic sexism in human cultures. These cultures have consistently kept women off of the battlefield because they fear the ferocity of angry women.
Goldberg offers up a smorgasbord of evidence to refute Hillary’s point:
In 2015, according to the FBI, 7,549 men were arrested for murder and non-negligent manslaughter. Only 984 women were. Men were four times more likely to be arrested for violent crimes and ten times more likely to be arrested for illegal possession of a weapon.
It’s not just in America. Disproportionate male aggression is a human universal, appearing all over the world and across thousands of years. “In almost every society men are the ones who are overwhelmingly involved in wars, in all kinds of intergroup aggressions and intragroup homicide,” writes Dorian Fortuna at Psychology Today. “They mobilize themselves in armies of violent fans, in criminal gangs, in bands of thugs, etc. These observations are as old as the world and have allowed us to create a clear distinction between male and female sexes regarding their predisposition to violence.”
“Throughout history,” reports The Economist magazine, “men have killed men roughly 97 times more often than women have killed women.”
The male inclination for violence has a lot to do with testosterone, which is most plentiful in young men who, in their natural habitat, fought other males to impress women. (You can head down to Fort Lauderdale during Spring Break to document this phenomenon yourself.)
Of course, he is right. Of course, we understand that these statistics have something to do with the female body’s testosterone deficiency. And yet, I promise you, the people who laugh at Hillary’s lame jokes do not believe it. To their mind women are strong because feminists say they are strong, women are powerful because feminists say they are empowered. Anyone who says otherwise is promoting a harmful stereotype and must be suppressed.