Well, it looks like progressives have failed to prevent Brett Kavanaugh making it onto the Supreme Court, but it’s been fascinating to watch the Left’s desperate attempts.
But now we know that the young women that accosted Senator Jeff Flake in an elevator were not merely victims of sexual assault, but actually paid activists, with George Soros standing behind them, what are we to make of their powerful performances?
We’ve all been watching movies for decades – we’ve had a lot of training in how to spot bad acting, and these women weren’t it. They may have been paid to do it, but they also clearly believe in the rightness of their cause.
But I don’t think that’s what moved them to screaming hysterics – the tears were real, but the cause of them is synthetic.
So what force is enabling these young activists to become hysterical on demand?
It’s the same force that Blasey-Ford mustered in the hearings, and it’s the same force mustered by all those hysterical Hillary Clinton supporters after the Trump win.
I actually wonder if the same force is behind all such left-wing “sanctimania”.
Not just that they find the events too powerful for their meagre self-control.
Nor that the cause in which they fight is so right in their eyes.
Not even that they believe they are fighting pure evil (although I think that’s the reason behind the reason)
It’s that they are genuinely moved by their own nobility.
That’s right – the Left has them convinced that their opponents on the Right are pure evil, and so they see themselves as superheroes fighting against the forces of darkness.
And what do you get when you blend this sense of epic selfless nobility with their entitled snowflake narcissism?
“I’m so noble for doing this!”
They are literally overwhelmed with admiration for themselves.
They can summon strong emotional reactions at will because in the moment of their heroic stance against evil, their love for the rightness of their own cause and the admiration they feel for themselves breaches their internal levees, and in a furious act of emotional incontinence it sharts its way into the world.
Feel free to put suggestions for their superhero names in the comments below.