The Two Americas of Tyrone Woods and Obama commercial’s Lena Dunham.
There are Two Americas out there.
One is represented by Tyrone Woods.
Mr. Woods, recall, was one of two Navy Seals (Glen Doherty was the other) who rushed to the aid of Ambassador Chris Stevens, Foreign Service officer Sean Smith, and other Americans in the Benghazi consulate and were murdered by terrorists. Specifically, according to their own boastful claims, murdered by members of Ansar al-Sharia, an al Qaeda offshoot seeking the ultimate Islamic supremacist goal of imposing the totalitarianism that is Sharia everywhere around the globe. In this case, in eastern Libya.
The other America may be said to be represented by Lena Dunham. Ms. Dunham, recall, is the young actress from the HBO series Girls who is featured in this Obama commercial prattling on about
Your first time shouldn’t be with just anybody. You want to do it with a great guy… somebody who really cares about and understands women.
She’s talking about voting, (her voting “first time” was with Obama in 2008) but in the way of the progressive mind the idea is that she’s discussing something else like….hmmmmm….oh, yes…sex. You got that, right? The cute bit is the idea of sex when she really means voting. I know, I know. What a knee-slapper.
Trying to relive the Baby Boom Generation, Ms. Dunham is clueless that she’s decades late, laughably uncool and embarrassingly unhip. One amusing side effect of the Baby Boom generation is that having broken every rule in the book, not to mention inventing modern feminism, post the Baby Boomers younger generations have no rules left to break that weren’t thoroughly trashed years ago. Sex? Drugs? Rock and roll? Protest? Outrage? Women’s equality? Girls doing their own thing? Baby Boomers wrote the book. Dunham (and in fairness she’s not the first) is simply the latest wannabe, a hilariously cheap knock-off.
Even more amusing are those who have rushed to Dunham’s defense, as with this from Amanda Marcotte over at Slate in a surely unintentionally self-descriptive piece titled “Lena Dunham Ad Brings Out the Crazies.”
Sexy young white women are the rightful property of Republican men, and Obama is stealing them from you and filling their heads with this ridiculous notion that they own themselves.
Ah, but of course. It’s all about race. What else would you expect from the latest heiress to the party of slavery, segregation, lynching, the Klan, racial quotas and illegal immigration?
The Nation proclaimed Dunham’s ad to be “sexy, controversial and hip” — a telling if inadvertent clue to just how far the standard for “sexy, controversial and hip” has plummeted since the 1960s.
Yet Dunham’s ad, coming as it does more or less at the same time as the understanding of just how and most importantly why Tyrone Woods died is a telling slice of what John Edwards used to call the “Two Americas.” Edwards, however, was talking about the eternal class warfare that rich liberals love to provoke once they’ve got their own millions and set about busily trying to keep the unwashed middle class eternally middle.
The “Two Americas” represented by Woods and Dunham are cultural.
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