[min-ee, min-ee-ey; French mee-nyey] noun
A conical bullet with a hollow base that expanded when fired, used in the 19th century.
Most historians cite the minie ball as the primary reason for the “unprecedented levels of slaughter” incurred during the American Civil War. Its improved accuracy and range were a deadly combination. According to History.com, casualty figures for the American Civil War reached staggering proportions, with “more than 200,000 soldiers killed and more than 400,000 wounded. The rifle-musket and the Minié bullet are thought to account for around 90 percent of these casualties.”
Kind of like the DemoLib Minie on Men?
What? You haven’t heard about the DemoLib Minie on Men? Still waiting for Rachel Mendacious Maddow, Bill Tweedledee Maher or Ed Apoplectic Schulz to decry Minies on Men? (Don’t hold your breath.) You’ll never hear it in the lamestream media, but make no mistake. The DemoLib War on Men is just as real – and just as deadly – as any Civil War Minié ball. It goes like this…
Every evil and ill that’s existed since Adam can be laid at the feet of some dude. Especially a white dude over 40. Salary discrepancies? Glass ceilings? White dude’s fault. Urban blight? George Zimmerman? “Income inequality”? White dude. Racism? Sexism? Facism? Chauvinism? Narcissism? Hedonism? Toe fungus? White dude. White dude. White dude. White dude. White dude. And what happens when some dude comes down on the “wrong” side of the fence on “women’s issues” (that’s code for abortion-on-demand) – or Hobby Lobby, et.al.?
Yea, verily, one of the dumbest things any Conserv male candidate or elected can do is dive into that fight blind. (Hi, Todd Aken.) Not only does he get the “you don’t know because you’re a man, can’t get pregnant, give birth, etc., etc., etc.,” lecture, but if he openly opposes “women’s issues” (DemoLib speak for contraception and abortion access) or offers lukewarm support, he gets drawn and quartered for being a callused, insensitive clod and a cave-dwelling Neanderthal (hi again, Todd). And that’s on a good day. Flip side: If he supports “women’s issues” carte blanche to gain that elusive female vote, he looks like a lily-livered, yellow-backed mama’s boy pandering to the DemoLib Girl Power Crowd. Hi, Babalu.
Here’s an idea: Don’t.
As in, don’t go there. That’s mama grizzly turf. So if at all possible fellas, Bug. Out. And mama grizzlies, stop sitting on the sidelines letting the guys take the heat. Stop letting DemoLibs control the conversation or the rhetoric. Next time you hear Princess Pelosi, Di Gun Ban Fi, Barbara Bouncer Boxer, Wendy Duh Davis or the rest of the DemoLib Girl Power Machine screech War on Women, don’t wait for some dude to respond. Do it yourself.
First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out–Because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out– Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out– Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me–and there was no one left to speak for me.
– Martin Niemoller
Pull on your Big Girl Boots and start throwing that nonsense back. With Both. Hands. Quit playing defense. Pipe up about how DemoLib policies are equal opportunity economic disasters and gender neutral job killers. How DemoLib promotion of cradle-to-grave dependency on Big Daddy government isn’t “compassion,” but serfdom. How DemoLib policies disrespect women and crush career opportunities and advancement. Throw in Obamacare, Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood. Then smile sweetly and chirp something like, “What’s with your Minies on Men and will you kindly shut up?” (If you don’t know where to start, ladies, aim at Laura Levite. This unknown D-list “comic” could give a whole sty a run for its swill.)
Because here’s the secret to winning the DemoLib gender war games: Don’t play.
Refuse to be used as a gender pawn. Don’t swallow their divide and conquer bait. Instead of taking pot shots at each other, ladies and gentlemen, shoulder up and aim those Minies at the real target: DemoLib policies and politics. Together. If it’s one thing that’ll melt DemoLibs faster than a snocone in August, it’s a united front.
And oh yeah. Have fun.