Worse than the limousine liberal: 'Prius woke-sters' cheer chaos at personal risk

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Old 21 Jul 2020, 06:45 pm   #1 (permalink)
Leroy N. Soetoro
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Default Worse than the limousine liberal: 'Prius woke-sters' cheer chaos at personal risk

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In 1969, New York mayoral candidate Mario Procaccino went after his rival,
the movie-star-good-looking incumbent John Lindsay, by deriding him and
his supporters as “limousine liberals” — people who, in the words of a
Procaccino campaign memo, “preach the politics of confrontation and
condone violent upheaval in society because they are not touched by it and
are protected by their courtiers, doormen and private police guards.”

Procaccino’s sound bite immortalized one of the more enraging figures in
modern US society — the preachy, self-righteous, anti-capitalist but
conveniently rich and socially prominent person who decries American
injustice and gives lip service to the need for radical change without
ever having to fear the consequences of the often-violent forces he
supports.

Half a century later, in the midst of America’s latest urban upheaval, we
find a new American type — more interesting, perhaps, than the limousine
liberal because she doesn’t really have doormen or private cops to protect
her from the threat to civil order she welcomes. We might call her the
“Prius wokester.”

An astonishing article by The Washington Post’s Greg Jaffe this week tells
the tale. The headline: “After Killing of George Floyd, White Liberals
*Embrace Ideas That Once Seemed Radical.” It offers a portrait of two
Minneapolitans, Meredith Webb and Michelle Garvey, mothers of young kids,
who live across the street from each other in a neighborhood called
Hiawatha.

Jaffe details how the aftermath of the killing and the developments in the
streets of their city led them to embrace the looting and *destruction
around them.

When they learn of the complete trashing of a nearby Target, Michelle
calls it “a perfectly warranted and justified response … an *expression of
righteous rage.”

For her part, Meredith, a standard-issue activist type who supported
Elizabeth Warren’s presidential bid, is made uncomfortable by the wanton
criminality. But, she says, “It felt wrong to say we’re with you until you
start looting.” She castigates herself for the *impulse “to let myself
default to the simplistic reaction of wanting this all to go away.”

Despite Michelle’s positive feelings about looting a Target, owned by a
large corporation and therefore apparently deserving of destruction, they
worry about spillover. A neighborhood watch is formed.

Jaffe writes: “For several days, [Meredith] and her husband, like many of
their neighbors, sat in their front lawns until well after 3 a.m. Garvey
and neighbor gave chase to three white strangers she spotted in their
neighborhood one evening.”

Still, Meredith is out cheering her viciously anti-Semitic member of
Congress, Ilhan Omar, soon after, when Omar declares: “To every single
person who has remained silent and been complicit .?.?. this is the time
we step up and show the world what we’re made of!” She comes to support
removing peace officers from local schools and defunding or abolishing the
police.

“I am trying to push myself to understand looting, and understand that we
have to go outside the law sometimes to make things happen,” she tells
Jaffe. Then she drives by a burned-out drugstore. “Damn, the Walgreens,”
Webb tells Jaffe, then quickly adds: “Not that I should be sad about a
Walgreens.”

That a pretty standard-issue left-liberal 30-something mom should so
easily make the shift from indignation about police brutality to outright
support for brazen, violent criminality and robbery doesn’t seem an
exception in these weeks.

Something horrifying is happening to the American moral sense — the plain
evidence of one’s own eyes in the form of wanton destruction is overlooked
in favor of offering some kind of generalized support for the “cause.”

The limousine liberal can buy himself out of the trouble he’s happy to
visit on others. That is what made him a peerless hypocrite. But the Prius
wokester can’t. Meredith and her husband and her neighbors may find
themselves reaping the very whirlwind they have chosen, with such peculiar
blindness, to welcome.

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On Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at 6:45:38 PM UTC-5, Leroy N. Soetoro wrote:
> ... But the Prius
> wokester can’t. ...


Fortunately, we got rid of our last Prius, a Prius Prime, in 2019 by trading it in for a Tesla, Std Rng Plus Model 3:

1) 26,373 miles in 16 months
2) Less than $2.70/100 miles in town which is reduced by free charging while shopping
3) $3.00 to $3.50/100 miles using Tesla SuperChargers. The lower cost comesfrom staying overnight at motels with free breakfasts and free chargers.
4) No oil changes, no engine air filters, no coolant changes, no transmission fluid changes, no spark plug changes, no belts, and no evidence of brakepad wear due to regenerative, one-pedal driving.
5) Initial battery degradation is less than 4% giving ~232 mile range from 240 miles. This is less than the expected 5%.
6) Drive in 'chill' mode for smoother operation and longer range.
7) Cross the intersection first and reach speed limit 200 yards in front ofthe herd for choice of lane.
8) Over 95% driving in city and highway is AutoPilot using just a finger tosignal I'm still paying attention.
9) Tuning the car using best Prius practices to neutralize the expected battery degradation.
10) Invested half of my 401k in TSLA stock, ~$300/share, and took profits to pay off the car loan. Still have twice the original 401k in stock.
11) At least once a week, kids and other young people point and say "A Tesla!"
12) With the dogs in the car, we use Full Self Driving to summon the car making it look like the dogs are driving.
13) We send some former fuel and operating expenses to political campaigns.
14) Autopilot saved crashes from unexpected medical events.

Our Std Rng Plus Model 3 has half the operational cost of our previous Prius Prime which was fairly cheap to operate. Our average block-to-block speed, 52-53 mph, is the same as our Prius Prime because we overlap charging with mandatory biology breaks. Statistically, it is about 10 times safer than ordinary cars and has already avoided a medically induced accident.

Thanks to our Tesla, we've already sent several hundred dollars to our favorite political candidate. As the election draws closer, we'll give future savings to credible political campaigns ... the ones that understand COVID-19.

Bob Wilson

ps. COVID-19 deaths:
142,073 (high growth returned) - USA
7,890 (high growth) - CA
32,520 (no growth) - NY
5,206 (high growth) - FL (hope you attend the Republican Convention)
4,270 (high growth) - TX
15,737 (no growth) - NJ

Source: https://www.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashb...23467b48e9ecf6

So drink your bleach and take a nap in a tanning bed. You so deserve Dr. Trump's advice.
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