This week it was radio presenter George Hook’s turn to be pilloried by the liberal Irish compassionazis. He had the temerity to suggest that young girls should take more personal responsibility for their own welfare and not knowingly place themselves in potentially dangerous situations. What parent wouldn’t advise the same, right?
But according to the left wing merchants of outrage, he is a victim blamer, a rape apologist, an anachronism.
This follows hot on the heels of Kevin Myers’ dismissal from The Sunday Times last month. Myers, a vocal supporter of Israel, was summarily fired for an opinion piece that suggested Jews were financially astute. Cue vituperation and denouncements of Anti-Semitism (by everyone excepting the Jewish community).
It seems to me that the left wing oligarchy, are expeditious in their defense of minorities and social categories they determine to be worthy of their patronising brand of patronage, but overlook entirely the generation that preceded them.
Up until recent times, it was axiomatic that we should respect our elders and strive to learn from their experience. To aspire to “stand on the shoulders of giants”.
However, the so-called Snowflake Generation appears to care little about the salutary lessons to be derived from received wisdom, let alone show it respect.
Both Hook and Myers are veteran journalists, they have decades of experience commentating on Irish society and have observed first hand the vicissitudes of culture wars and political struggles.
Yet, they are peremptorily dismissed as dinosaurs, relics, and boors. Along with their fellow white, male, predominantly Catholic contemporaries.
For the arrogant, officious Left, the senior members of our society don’t factor into their preordained categories of victimhood.
Perhaps because they represent the values sadly lacking in the Weltanschauung of today’s Snowflake Generation – pragmatism, personal responsibility, accountability, a strong work ethic and above all, objectivity.