When Equality Feels Like Oppression

You might be familiar with the saying “When you are accustomed to privilege, equality feels like oppression”. If you aren’t, the GOP has been putting on a master class this last week.

First up, Kyle Rittenhouse. Instead of shedding a sigh of relief and moving on after his lucky break in the courtroom, he has decided blame everyone else for his own actions:

He’s also decided to keep on lying which led to this embarrassing result:

And because these dummies don’t know where to stop, there was this:

I am 99.98% sure that Rittenhouse is going to O.J. Simpson himself into a jail cell in the next few years.

Then there was Louie “Don’t Cast Aspersions on My Asparagus” Gohmert who said the quiet white man part out loud:

Heavens to Betsy! What is the world coming to? Republicans are no longer allowed to lie with impunity?

Finally, there is Peter Navarro.

As Our Fearless Leader reminded us last week, Navarro is a highly educated person who held down an academic job. But the enormous sense of entitlement he took on during the TFG’s administration was severely shaken by the subpoenas he received, and I think what we see in Navarro is the inchoate fury of a white man who has just realized that he is no longer protected by his economic stature or by the economic and political stature of his friends.

This was on full display on Friday after he had been arrested. His meltdown at this post-arraignment press conference was delightful. To wit:

This has huge “Do you know who I am?” energy, and I’m here for it.

My sincerest hope is that every week brings another white guy with power and money who is forced to realize he’s not above the law. Hey, a girl can dream, right?