Naomi Wolf is a living, breathing fact-free zone. Her books have been all over the place, but they all boil down to a central point: me, me, me. Any time I contemplate her, I think of two classic books from the late 1970’s: Christopher Lasch’s The Culture Of Narcissism and Tom Wolfe’s The Me Decade. Every decade is the Me Decade for Naomi Wolf.
In recent years, Wolf has become a rabid anti-vaxxer. An odd place for a one-time adviser to Al Gore to land but RFK Junior is one too. The malakatude it burns.
Wolf’s Twitter account was recently suspended for spreading COVID and anti-vax disinformation as well as general cluelessness. I made that last bit up, but it fits.
Her prize-winning tweet is of the clueless variety:
The last words I’d use to describe Belfast in the 1970’s are calm, still, peaceful. Haven’t you ever heard of The Troubles? Try watching Derry Girls for a comedic take on the pre-Good Friday Agreement days in Ulster. They were anything but restful and natural.
That’s right, it didn’t personally impact Naomi Wolf, so it didn’t happen.
In case you’re wondering if she’s too young to know about The Troubles, Wolf is 58 years old.
Repeat after me: Every decade is the Me Decade for Naomi Wolf.
The last word goes to U2 with a song about those “calm, still, peaceful, restful, natural” days in Northern Ireland.