Heffernan’s Nefarious ‘Nazi’ Neighbors
From the vacuous void of her ideological vacuum, a snowflake condemns goodwill.
Los Angeles Times columnist Virginia Heffernan verified this week that chronic Trump Derangement Syndrome will long endure the departure of Donald Trump as long as the Democrat Party’s largest and most critical constituency — emotionally incontinent female voters — remains intact.
Heffernan, the archetypal wealthy white-privilege snowflake, was in a quandary this week after some of her neighbors extended a gesture of kindness and cleared the deep snow from her driveway. It’s a case study of the epidemic of sick-think that is progressively besieging Leftmedia and social media influencers.
In her column “What can you do about the Trumpites next door?” Heffernan laments: “Oh, heck no. The Trumpites next door to our pandemic getaway, who seem as devoted to the ex-president as you can get without being Q fans, just plowed our driveway without being asked and did a great job. How am I going to resist demands for unity in the face of this act of aggressive niceness? Of course, on some level, I realize I owe them thanks — and, man, it really looks like the guy back-dragged the driveway like a pro — but how much thanks? These neighbors are staunch partisans of blue lives, and there aren’t a lot of anything other than white lives in neighborhood. This is also kind of weird. Back in the city, people don’t sweep other people’s walkways for nothing.”
Heffernan, a New York native with the best Ivy League education her family could buy, posted a photo of her exclusive and very expensive snowed-in “pandemic getaway” in some mountain retreat where “there aren’t a lot of anything other than white lives.”
Obviously, she’s being held hostage there because only the most mindless and reality-detached leftist hypocrite would pen this column without sensing a scintilla of irony.
Struggling to understand a genuine and spontaneous gesture of kindness, which most of us here in Tennessee would extend at a moment’s notice regardless of a neighbor’s political perspective, Heffernan continues: “Hezbollah, the Shiite Islamist political party in Lebanon, also gives things away for free. … They offer protection and hospitality and win loyalty that way. And they also demand devotion to their brutal, us-versus-them anti-Sunni cause. Some of us are family, the favors say; the rest are infidels.”
Resisting any shred of gratitude, she then extended the “Hezbollah” comparison to a “Nazi” comparison: “When someone helps you when you’re down, or snowed in, it’s almost impossible to regard them as a blight on the world. In fact, you’re more likely to be overwhelmed with gratitude and convinced of the person’s inherent goodness. You might end up like the upper-middle-class family I stayed with in France as a teenager. They did not attend a citywide celebration for the 100th birthday of Charles de Gaulle, the war hero who orchestrated the liberation of his country from Nazi Germany in 1944. They did have several portraits of Philippe Pétain, Nazi collaborator, on their wall.”
She explained, “When I screwed up the courage to ask how it was for them during the occupation, the lady of the house replied, ‘We were happy because the Nazis were very polis.’ I didn’t know the word, so I excused myself to consult a French-English dictionary. I was in tears when I found the entry: ‘polite.’”
Laughably, insisting Trump had a “near-murderous contempt for the majority of Americans,” from the vacuous void of her ideological vacuum Heffernan alluded to “Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who spoke eloquently this week about her terrifying experience during the insurrection at the Capitol.” Apparently, Heffernan didn’t get word that the AOC drama has been completely debunked.
Heffernan concluded: “Loving your neighbor is evidently much easier when your neighborhood is full of people just like you. … I also can’t give my neighbors absolution; it’s not mine to give. Free driveway work, as nice as it is, is just not the same currency as justice and truth. To pretend it is would be to lie, and they probably aren’t looking for absolution anyway.”
Of Heffernan’s “moral dilemma,” Democrat legal scholar Jonathan Turley observed concludes: “While most of us would find a thank you as natural and immediate, Heffernan explores her struggle in decision how to respond. … Under the guise of working through these issues, the column seems more of a vehicle for suggesting Trump voters are little better than terrorists and murderers. It matter-of-factly treats such references as obvious or plausible comparisons. … While many members and newspapers have heralded the Biden election as a chance for healing… The fact is that people are addicted to rage. Many continue to use Trump as a license to hate, even portraying such hate as virtuous. It is so consuming that even kindness from a neighbor is treated as a moral dilemma.”
Commentator Megyn Kelly offered this advice: “Note to Virginia Heffernan’s neighbors: don’t plow again.” But I disagree. I would advise Heffernan’s neighbors: Plow early and often!
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