Top 5 Ridiculous Things That Happened in 2019

I’d say that 2019 was ridiculous, but I’ve been doing this long enough to learn that this is pretty par for the course. When it comes to doing asinine things, I can always count on the mainstream culture to produce top-shelf stupid.

After going through news articles ranging throughout the year, I’ve accumulated what I believe are the most ridiculous things I’ve seen this year. Yours may vary wildly from mine, and fair enough, but for me, these are the five things that really made me think the mainstream culture has lowered itself a few bars.

I should add before I start, that anything Mueller or Ukraine is not on this list. It’s not because I don’t think these things were idiotic — I absolutely do — but Democrats being this cringe when it comes to political maneuvering is old hat to the point of being boring. I hate writing about it at this point, and only do so if I feel like it’s absolutely necessary.

The same applies to anything seen or said during the Democratic debates. They’re dumb by default, and I don’t want to waste time talking about it.

In any case, here are the top 5 most ridiculous things of 2019.

1: The Climate Protests

Climate change activism is pretty dumb at the best of times. It’s a movement based on saving the planet, but once you peel back all the flower language, bad science, and media hype, what you’re left with is a bunch of hypocrisy and Marxist political agendas.

The hypocrisy is as easy to see as it is underreported by the media. A study released by Stefan Gossling of Lund University found that the celebrities and politicians that rail at us normies for polluting the environment, emit 10,000 times more CO2 than we do thanks to their travel habits, sometimes occurring during trips to foreign countries to talk about how horrible it is that we have so much CO2 in the air.

But this year was special. This year’s climate change scare produced Greta Thunberg, a teenage activist with a mental illness who was convinced by the adults around her that the world was going to end and she was the only one who could lead the people to stop it. For some reason, the left thought it wise to make this girl the head of the Church of Climate Change. However, as I’ve written in more detail before, Thunberg is more of a child sacrifice than a leader. They use her more like a shield to hide behind and protect themselves from criticism instead of facing the public with their own arguments themselves.

(READ: If Greta Thunberg Isn’t Up for Criticism Then the Left Should Stop Hiding Behind Her)

Thunberg “inspired” a Climate March in order to bring the youth out to protest climate change by skipping school and taking to the streets. What ended up happening was kids screaming on stages, blocked roads with idling cars emitting CO2, garbage fires being started in the streets, and whatever the hell this is.

Littering and twerking for climate change. Brilliant.

2: A Good Boi Gets Photoshopped, and the Media Loses It

The story of the dog that got ISIS leader Abu-Bakr al-Baghdadi should have been one that everyone could feel happy about, but this is 2019, and if you think humor and fun are welcome, then there are some neon haired women named “Todd” that would like to have a chat with you.

The special forces K-9, “Conan,” cornered the terrorist leader in his tunnel where the leader proceeded to detonate his explosive vest, killing himself and his children and wounding the goodest boi on the planet. Unlike the terrorist, however, Conan walked it off and came home a hero. This earned him his place in the American hall of fame and naturally, the memes began to flow. One of which came from the brilliant meme-makers at the Daily Wire of Conan getting awarded the “Medal of Pawnor,” which I coined and don’t you let anybody else tell you differently.

Trump seemed to like the meme quite a bit and tweeted it out himself with the caption “AMERICAN HERO!”

It was supposed to be a fun moment that America could rally behind, but no. The blue checks on Twitter and the media proceeded to lose it. I won’t post the responses here, but you can click on the link below if you want to relive the pearl-clutching hilarity of the left.

(READ: Trump Tweets Out “Medal of Pawnor” Meme In Honor of Dog Who Took Down Baghdadi and Blue Checks Lose It)

It got worse. Jim Acosta of CNN decided to investigate the photo and made calls to the White House. He then confirmed with the public that Conan was not at the White House. What a #journalist.

That’s not all. The New York Times also did some investigating and found the guy the Daily Wire had photoshopped over in order to ask him how he felt about having a dog photoshopped over his picture. The guy, having a sense of humor, made it clear that he didn’t mind at all, much to the disappointment of the NYT.

I’m so glad the media was all over this, otherwise, Trump would have really gotten us with that clear and obvious photoshop. Holy crap.

3: Drag Queen Story Hour

While Drag Queen Story Hour isn’t something that started this year, it’s definitely something that was kicked into overdrive in 2019.

The idea behind the concept is drag queens show up at local libraries where you can bring your kids. The drag queens then read stories to your children, and this is supposed to foster inclusiveness and understanding within children for the LGBT community. Personally, I didn’t care. If parents wanted their kids to be read books by a dude in a wig and a dress, then that’s their life. I don’t agree with it, but I’m not their dictator.

I started to care when it became a way to do sexual things in front of children and even sometimes include them in these things.

This includes a drag queen who decided to flash his crotch in front of children.

It also includes a drag queen who put on something of a strip show in front of children for a song which included vulgarity at the end.

…and another where children were invited to crawl over and lay on a drag queen while he lay on the floor.

We’re apparently supposed to applaud this, and if we don’t, then we’re considered phobic in some capacity. Nevermind that we have adults literally putting children in sexual situations with grown men, but if we protest at all about it, we’re considered bad people.

Did the media say anything about it? Not really. These stories went under the radar for the most part, with only right-leaning news outlets like LifeSite and RedState talking about it. Anything mentioned in the mainstream media about it was brought about as a report on the right’s reaction to it or as a sort of defense, but I didn’t really expect anything out of the MSM. This is the same media that cheers on children drag queens like “Desmond Is Amazing,” and makes no big deal out of these exploited children posing next to naked drag queens.

(READ: Kids In Drag Next to Naked Men Is Progressive and Brave, but a Kid in a MAGA Hat Better Not Smile)

2: Jussie Smollett Hoax

To me, nothing highlighted everything that is wrong with our culture and the media than the Jussie Smollett story.

To recap, Smollett is an actor on the show “Empire.” One night at about 2 A.M., Smollett decided he wanted a Subway sandwich. Despite the fact that there are delivery services that will do that sort of thing for you, Smollett decided he was going to walk out into the blistering cold of that windy night and walk the three or four blocks to get the sandwich himself.

It was during that walk that two white men in MAGA hats descended on Smollett, roughed him up, poured bleach on him, and put a noose around his neck made of string. As they were doing this, they reportedly called him homophobic slurs and ran away yelling “this is MAGA country!”

Without waiting for proof, the mainstream media lost its damn mind. Celebrities and media personalities were on the story like white on rice, tweeting out their outrage with the hashtag #JusticeForJussie. The left had its proof that the Trump administration was the source of dangerous racism and that white supremacy was alive and well. You could hear the collective clacking of soapboxes as the denizens of the internet got on theirs to denounce Republicans, white people, Trump, and the serious problem with homophobia in our country.

And then people began to look into it.

Police found no footage of two white men in MAGA hats from the myriad of cameras that lined the blocks Smollett was walking on. When police notified Smollett that they had two people in custody, Smollett was on his way to the station to identify and press charges when he learned that the two people in the station weren’t some white guys they’d picked up.

As it turned out, the police picked up two Nigerian brothers. The same brothers Smollett hired to assault him in the street so that he could pull off this hoax to garner media attention and sympathy.

As it turned out, Smollett was on the verge of losing his role in Empire, and he devised this strategy in order to give himself some public leverage. He staged the attack and immediately released the story to the media, who bit it hook, line, and sinker. The two men that Smollett thought the police had were going to be two innocent white guys that Smollett was going to let take the fall in order to sell his lie. Instead, he was found out.

Smollett swears up and down that he’s still telling the truth, and many are only too ready to believe him.

What bothers me about this isn’t just the obvious lies and public reaction, it was the fact that so many people wanted this story to be true. So many celebrities, politicians, activists, and reporters launched into the story as if they were a starving child on a steak made by Gordon Ramsey himself. They wanted a black gay man to have been attacked by white Trump supporters. They needed America to be this racist and homophobic because it would prove everything they’ve been saying all along correct.

It’s so sad that we have people who hate others this much that they want to America to be a horrible place.

And finally, at number one…

1: Everything Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Nothing — and I mean nothing — compares to the pure asininity that constantly revolves around the freshman congresswoman from New York, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

She was hailed as the future of politics. Democrat politicians everywhere wanted to be her or be around her. If they didn’t love her, they at least feared her. Her ability to gin up a raging online mob had no equal in the party, and she wasn’t afraid to use that mob to make other Democrats fall in line. She energized the youth more than any Democrat had seen since Obama, and what’s more, she brought out their leftism in radical ways.

So impressed were the Democrats with AOC that even the 2020 Democrat presidential candidates began mimicking her in some way, shape, or form. There wasn’t a policy position of hers that they didn’t like, or a method of public outreach they didn’t try to mimic.

But I’m just going to say it, flat out.

She’s an idiot.

Here are some of the greatest hits of AOC this year.

These are just a few of the things I can remember and just within the confines of 2019.

This is the unofficial leader of the Democrat party. Despite this clear stupidity, the left worships her like some sort of demi-god from a dimension beyond ours. Meanwhile, she won’t debate anyone about her positions and literally runs away when confronted with things by reporters that are too inconvenient to answer.

And then there’s the disaster that is the Green New Deal, which is so ridiculous that not a single Democrat would vote for it despite loving it oh so much.

I’m not sure what else to say about that, because I’m pretty sure that anything I say about AOC will become understated as she continues to demonstrate how ridiculous she is, and how ridiculous the Democrat party can become.

Brandon Morse
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