Editorial UPDATED with Video: Rising GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina appeared Friday on The View – a show that repeatedly demonstrates pathetic worship of celebrity over coherency all from a tired old leftwing progressive perspective. That is not to say the show is boring and stupid – just to directly imply it.
In the perfect set-up, TheHill.com posted an interview with Fiorina in which the presidential contender asserts that feminism has become a divisive force between men and women in politics.
“Over the years, feminism has devolved into a left-leaning political ideology where women are pitted against men and used as a political weapon to win elections,” she wrote on her Facebook page TheHill.com noted.
“Being empowered means having a voice,” Fiorina said. “But ideological feminism shuts down conversation — on college campuses and in the media.
“If you are a man — or a woman — who doesn’t believe the litanies of the left, then you are ‘waging a war on women’ or offensive as a candidate, as I have been called,” the former Hewlett-Packard CEO added.
Fiorina then noted that feminism’s original benefits — suffrage, education and professional careers for women — are now lost in liberalism’s corrupting influence. She argued that a new definition of the term is thus necessary for the advancement of all genders in the future.
“Liberal ideas are not the answer. Their version of feminism isn’t working,” Fiorina said in advance. Click here for more from TheHill.com.
Here is how she handled The View:
What makes celebrities in one field think their opinions in other fields are worthy of public attention? While we may greatly appreciate Barbra Streisand, Garth Brooks or Quentin Tarantino for remarkable creative talents; without education, experience or individual study in public policy their pronouncements often beg the question of why anyone should listen.
Consider actors as a group. They are paid and find success for reciting words others write, expressing emotion and movement as directed and no matter what “star” status they achieve, they are but one of hundreds involved in the final product – stage or screen.
Just because favorite friends or sycophants at cocktail parties drool excitedly over every word doesn’t mean wisdom is being expressed.
Further, Conservatives typically want to research issues before speaking on topic, but the Left and especially the Fabian Socialists currently in control of America’s Democratic Party and popular culture in general damn all that is while passionately promoting that which has never been successful during thousands of years of civilization.
Rudyard Kipling in “The Gods of the Copybook Headings” summed the issue in his last two stanzas.
As it will be in the future, it was at the birth of Man —
There are only four things certain since Social Progress began: —
That the Dog returns to his Vomit and the Sow returns to her Mire,
And the burnt Fool’s bandaged finger goes wabbling back to the Fire;
And that after this is accomplished, and the brave new world begins
When all men are paid for existing and no man must pay for his sins,
As surely as Water will wet us, as surely as Fire will burn,
The Gods of the Copybook Headings with terror and slaughter return!
Click here to read the full poem, “The Gods of the Copybook Headings.”