Over the past few days my mailbox has been inundated with flyers in support of the Rapid bus millage. They touted the usual tripe about how the tax hike will boost the economy, bring peace to the community, and fill our skies with unicorms leaping over rainbows. Then there was a nice bit of mendacity about all these wonders costing only $1.50 a month in property taxes -- and if that's too much for you senior citizens, who vote in droves, you won't even have to pay that!
No surprise that the tax-and-spend crowd will peddle a lie whenever an empty promise won't hack it. What was a bit of surprise was the pattern I noticed in the pictures used in the flyers. It appears a middle-aged white man doesn't belong on a Rapid bus unless he is driving it.
Now I should confess to the thoughtcrime of being a middle-aged white man.
Thoughtcrime, you ask? How can accidents of birth be a crime of any sort? You haven't been keeping up with the multiculturists, have you? These denizens of the halls of academia will explain to you that characteristics like race and sex are mere social constructs, cultural garb we don either by choice or by brainwashing -- i.e., when The Man, through his patriarchal power structure, makes you think what he wants you think about who you are.
Now, I didn't say this wasn't lunacy. But it is ungoodthink to say so. Worse, it is doubleplusungoodthink to show how the useful idiots of the multiculturists -- for example, the RapidYes crowd, get things all upsidedown to suggest that Rosa Parks does belong in the back of the bus behind The Man. Nevertheless, they chose to play the "diversity" game in their campaign for bus millage, so let them be hoist upon their own petard.