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Coulter’s Cognitive Dissonance

Is the often brilliant Ann Coulter scatterbrained? One could arguably say so.

Indeed, for over two decades, Coulter has suffered from cognitive dissonance and the negative consequences of addictive thinking.[1]

In Orwellian terms, Coulter suffers from doublethink – believing two diametrically opposite things at the very same time.[2]

Coulter’s column on 9/15/21 is emblematic of this strange phenomenon.[3]

In it, Coulter simultaneously condemns the dismantling of Confederate “antiquities,” which she calls part of her history, while taking pride in her Presbyterian ancestors who were abolitionists fighting for the Union against slavery.[4] Cognitive dissonance.

Her essay title: Gray Lives Matter.

Gray = Confederate, not Union.[5]

Coulter has – for decades – defended the Confederacy while simultaneously extolling her heroic Union ancestors.[6]

Coulter has insisted that everyone should listen to her yet has admitted that she’s bad at making predictions. Indeed, she has come to loathe every presidential candidate she endorsed or campaigned for.[7]

Coulter was fiercely for the war on terror before she was against it.[8]

Coulter championed tax cuts for decades but now is in favor of a (Socialist) wealth tax.[9]

Once ardently pro-life, Coulter abandoned the pro-life movement for personal and political purposes.[10]

To further understand Coulter’s wacky worldview and why she takes such contradictory positions at the very same time, see Joker: Ann Coulter Unplugged at https://bit.ly/2TttHtF.

Endnotes:


[1]              See Chapter 2: The Cuckolding of Conscience in the Beauty of Conservatism at http://bit.ly/2a79k0j.

[2]              See Chapter 2: Delusional – New Ann Coulter Book in Propaganda: Orwell in the Age of Ann Coulter at http://bit.ly/1N7zDji.

[3]              See Coulter’s America (belongs uniquely to Ann) at https://bit.ly/3tKwkdA.

[4]              See Case Study: Alt-Right in Joker: Ann Coulter Unplugged at https://bit.ly/2TttHtF.

[5]              BLUE Lives Matter would have championed both the Union and law enforcement.

[6]              See Case Study: Alt-Right in Joker: Ann Coulter Unplugged at https://bit.ly/2TttHtF.

[7]              See Case Study: #CoulterMeltdown in Joker: Ann Coulter Unplugged at https://bit.ly/2TttHtF.

[8]              See Case Study: From Jingoist to Pacifist in Joker: Ann Coulter Unplugged at https://bit.ly/2TttHtF.

[9]              See Case Study: #AnnOcasioCoulter in Joker: Ann Coulter Unplugged at https://bit.ly/2TttHtF.

[10]             See Case Study # 8 – Life Issues in Propaganda: Orwell in the Age of Ann Coulter at http://bit.ly/1N7zDji.

Coulter’s America (belongs uniquely to Ann)

Ann Coulter’s column this week confirms what I have been saying for years: Coulter believes America belongs to her!

Hence her being the authority on who a real American is.

Hence her dismissal of 13 heroic Americans who died in Kabul (they weren’t WASP enough).[1]

Hence her obsession with immigration and blindness to the chaos of the Biden administration (which she blames on Trump).

Here’s necessary context for Coulter’s column. Because the world revolves around Coulter,[2] the American Identity revolves around Coulter’s family.[3]

Coulter demands sole control over America’s identity[4] and role in the world.[5]

Coulter’s views on race, immigration, and foreign policy must be strictly adhered to or you will be denounced as a traitor. Trump’s failure – in her eyes – to pursue her agenda for America First fostered her hatred for Trump.[6]

So much so that Coulter trashed Trump despite Trump’s triumphs for peace and prosperity,[7] even going so far as to demand his second impeachment for yet another hoax and witch hunt.[8]

Coulter’s Narcissistic Column

Coulter began her column, writing:

My ancestors were Presbyterian abolitionists who fought on the Union side, but I get really ticked off when imbeciles take a sledgehammer to my country’s history.”

Coulter lauds her perfect WASP ancestors fighting against slavery, calling it “my country’s history.”[9] (Ironically, her ancestors also owned slaves.)

Coulter continued, defending Robert E. Lee:

“Never has a civil war ended with such love between the former enemies. That’s our history, our country, our war — North and South, black and white.”

Coulter then segued to bashing immigrants and blaming them for the carnage (without citing any evidence):

“No, the moving force behind this frenzied destruction of American history isn’t black people suddenly offended by monuments that have been around for a century; it’s pushy newcomers, bitter that their ancestors had nothing to do with the creation of this country. After other people’s ancestors carved a nation out of the wilderness, they just kind of showed up. Now they go around obliterating anything that reminds them that this country was up and running long before they got here.”

Are these so-called “pushy newcomers” really the ones trashing America? Where’s her proof?

Coulter again defended the Confederacy while undercutting her own argument:

“America’s leading hate group, the Southern Poverty Law Center, titles its report on Confederate symbols ‘Whose Heritage? Public Symbols of the Confederacy.’ Yes, exactly, it’s not their heritage, so it must be destroyed. My ancestors fought on the Union side, but they were involved, and it matters to me.”

Coulter again confuses the Confederacy with the United States, even though she repeatedly tells us her ancestors fought for the Union.[10]

“MSNBC’s smirking Chris Hayes can get weepy about some ancient Roman ruin, and Rachel Maddow about a building in Warsaw, but I care about my history. These savages are smashing and graffitiing my antiquities.”

Coulter is rightly upset over cultural Marxism and the toppling of statues and monuments by people whom she calls “savages.” Are Confederate statues and monuments really Ann’s “history” and her “antiquities”?[11]

To further understand Coulter’s worldview, see Joker: Ann Coulter Unplugged at https://bit.ly/2TttHtF.

Endnotes:


[1]              See Ann Coulter: “Let Them All Die” at https://bit.ly/3kmDIYH.

[2]              See Vanity: Ann Coulter’s Quest for Glory at http://bit.ly/1M2z2O5.

[3]              See Case Study: Settler in Joker: Ann Coulter Unplugged at https://bit.ly/2TttHtF.

[4]              See Case Study: WASP America in Joker: Ann Coulter Unplugged at https://bit.ly/2TttHtF.

[5]              See Case Study: From Jingoist to Pacifist in Joker: Ann Coulter Unplugged at https://bit.ly/2TttHtF.

[6]              See Case Study: #WackyNutJob in Joker: Ann Coulter Unplugged at https://bit.ly/2TttHtF.

[7]              See Apocalyptic @AnnCoulter Screams Doomsday in Midst of American Renaissance at https://wp.me/p4jHFp-pa.

[8]              See Crazy @AnnCoulter Demands Trump Conviction for Wall at https://wp.me/p4jHFp-uR.

[9]              See Case Study: WASP America in Joker: Ann Coulter Unplugged at https://bit.ly/2TttHtF.

[10]             See “Coulter Confuses Confederate and American Flags” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-fg.

[11]             See Case Study: Alt-Right in Joker: Ann Coulter Unplugged at https://bit.ly/2TttHtF.

@AnnCoulter at Her Best

Recently, Ann Coulter celebrated her 58th birthday. Over the years, I have been very critical of Ann, and rightly so, but here I want to acknowledge her strengths and offer you a sampling of the best of her commentary.

Many have remarked upon Ann’s wit and charm (neither of which are necessarily indicators of morality in and of themselves). She is telegenic and knows how to court her audiences in person and on-air.

Ann has written 13 books (of varying quality), published close to 2,000 columns, given tens of thousands of interviews, and was once a favorite (and increasingly controversial) public speaker.

Following are selections from some of Ann’s best columns for your enjoyment and edification.

October 2014 – Ebola Crisis

Ann’s Ebola column was priceless.[1] Factual, well-reasoned, incisive, witty, non-polemical. (I wouldn’t change a word.)

Ann also wrote a literary gem[2] which I would like to share with you.[3]

Entitled “Your ‘to do’ list to save America,” Ann addressed the upcoming elections with insight, wit, and vigor. I thoroughly enjoyed her literary style (while disagreeing with a few of her points). It was well written and engaging, with a good overall structure, and it adroitly expressed her intended message with flair. Forceful, yet restrained.

Ann opened with the need to “swing the Senate to Republican control,” then, in her second paragraph, wrote my favorite sentence in this column:

“Turn that into a mnemonic, sew it on needlepoint pillows, include it in your wedding vows, right-wingers.” Beautiful imagery, quaint, to the point, with a cascading effect which lends a subtle sense of mounting urgency.

March 2017 – Illegals Rape Children

In perhaps her best column of 2017, Ann exquisitely expressed the dangers of political correctness, identity politics, and the negative impact of open borders on America. The tragic rape of a 14-year-old girl – and its emotional and political fallout – deeply touched Ann’s heart, largely in part because it was an illegal raping an American teenager.

May 2017 – Manchester Concert Terrorist Attack

In a poignant column published shortly after the Manchester concert terrorist attack in May, 2017, Ann’s satirically titled column – “Rome Burns – Nero Worries About Pyrophobia” – cut to the heart of the matter. It is, perhaps, her second-best column of 2017.

This was one of Ann’s two best columns of 2017, written with deep passion and conviction about an issue dear to her heart.

June 2017 – Alexandria Shooting

Ann highlighted the hypocrisy and partisan political agenda of the Fake News Media in the wake of an assassination attempt by a Leftist against a group of Republican political leaders! (Trump Derangement Syndrome prevails on the Left. Though, of late, Coulter has been captured by its allure.)

August 2017 – Statue of Liberty

Ann spotlighted the absurdity of the Left’s immigration talking points and their looking to a poem written by Emma Lazarus which is on the Statue of Liberty donated to America by France instead of looking to what is written in our American Constitution.

September 2017 – Immigration Moratorium

Ann showcased the lunacy of current immigration policy and the failure of politicians to protect the American people from dangers both foreign and domestic.

October 2017 – Snarky Media

Apparently without any self-reflection at all, Ann accurately observed the nature of the Fake News Media and its failure to objectively report the facts on the great issues of our day.

November 2017 – Sexual Harassment

Ann exposed the sham nature of the #MeToo movement and its double standards when reporting on liberal vs. conservative villains.

January 2018 – Being an American

Ann drew a line in the sand between those who are American patriots and those who are self-proclaimed citizens of the world.

March 2018 – Walls Work

Through the first two years of the Trump presidency, the Left’s primary talking point regarding securing our border is that nothing can be done about the influx of illegal aliens and that walls do not work. Ann’s counterargument refuted their nonsense.

March 2018 – White Privilege

Ann mocked the Identity Politics Left, which has championed the nonsensical White Privilege narrative for perhaps a decade or more. (Of course, Coulter has her own equally nonsensical WASP Privilege narrative.)

June 2018 – End Immigration[4]

In denouncing the open borders movement, Ann eloquently expressed how unlimited immigration is transforming America from top to bottom.

June 2018 – Genocidal Rwandan Refugees

Ann contrasted absorbing alleged refugees from extremely dysfunctional countries who bring with them the violent antisocial aspects of their homelands to America with the Left’s obsession over microaggressions in American culture.

The only culture the Left condemns is America’s!

July 2018 – SCOTUS Panic

Because the ideas of the Left are anathema to most Americans, the Left has used the courts to implement its agenda which is contrary to the will of the people. Ann pointed out why the Left is so incensed over Supreme Court and lower court nominations, employing scorched-earth politics and ad hominen rhetoric against those it deems a threat to its Progressive agenda.

October 2018 – Sanctuary Cities

Ann explained why she calls sanctuary cities the new Jim Crow.

January 2019 – Leftist Anti-Wall Talking Points Walled Off from Reality

Ann cogently and humorously explained why walls work, why they can and should be built, and why the Left’s preferred solutions are ineffective.

 May 2019 – #BuildTheWall

Though I disagree with Ann’s continued attacks against Trump over immigration and the wall, Ann did a good job rhetorically of conveying her viewpoint.

August 2019 – Democrats Should be on a Terrorist Watch List

Ann hoisted the Left on its own petard, using its own standards, to declare that “every Democratic presidential candidate should be on a terrorist watch list right now.”

Joker: Ann Coulter Unplugged provides an in-depth, detailed analysis of Coulter’s worldview and character flaws which have led her to be so wrong in so many areas in which she regards herself as an expert.

Endnotes:

[1]               Ann Coulter, “We’ll tell you how dangerous Ebola is after the election,” 10/15/14.

[2]               Ann Coulter, “Your ‘to do’ list to save America,” 9/17/14.

[3]               While I disagree with some of her conclusions, her presentation was excellent. It was a thoroughly enjoyable read, except for the elimination rhetoric in the very last phrase. (Some habits die hard.) (I would also have chosen words other than “insane” and “idiots,” though, perhaps I am getting too picky.) But for a nuts-and-bolts let’s-get-down-to-the-details election analysis, it was top notch, and, again, an enjoyable read. Consider it an unpolished diamond.

[4]               Ann correctly diagnosed the rationale and motivating factors behind the open-borders movement and its false narratives against those who seek to preserve national sovereignty and American culture.