A collection of pictures has been circulating on my real-me Facebook feed, a feed mostly populated by Progressives (thanks to a lifetime spent in Progressive strongholds). The Progressives who post it are very proud of themselves when they share these images of costumed “angels” taking a stand against the Westboro Baptist Church protesters who inevitably showed up in the aftermath of the Orlando shooting:
Color me unimpressed. Indeed, color me cynical. As I see it, the Westboro Baptist cult and the Progressive cult have a symbiotic relationship, with each benefitting from the other. The Westboro Baptists want publicity and the attendant Progressive protests give them both a mainstream and social media presence. (By the way, you do know that the late Fred Phelps, who founded the Westboro Baptist Church, was a Democrat?) Meanwhile, the Progressives get the virtue signaling that is their life’s blood. You can hear them say to each other, “Aren’t we wonderful? Look at how we stand up to the evil Westboro Baptists. Yay for us!” And they too get their publicity, highlighting their wonderfulness.