‘Conservative Porn Star’ Expelled After First Day Of TPUSA Student Event

Testing the Trumpified GOP’s newfound love for freedom of speech, a right-wing porn star [Brandi Love] planned to attend the conservative youth organization Turning Point USA’s annual Student Action Summit 2021, which began this weekend in Tampa, Florida.

[Josh Kovensky at Talking Points Memo]

They started the conference by condemning liberal cancel culture. But what they meant is that cancel culture is ok when conservatives do it.

“Words That Mean Nothing: Our political discourse is dominated by issues that don’t exist” — Hamilton Nolan

Our political discourse is dominated by terms like “woke,” “cancel culture,” “socialism,” and “critical race theory” that mean whatever the speaker wants them to mean.

This is a great essay, but it’s got one huge problem, which is Nolan says everybody’s doing it. Everybody isn’t doing it — Republicans and MAGAs do it.

On the other hand, yes to this:

… things like poverty and inequality and death and disease and climate change and war can all be easily quantified, defined and debated in a meaningful way. When someone instead spends all their time talking about things that seem undefinable, it is probably because they find reality to be an uncomfortable topic.

I started to write something here about why I have pronouns in my social media profile even though I also think pronouns are bullshit — and make progressives look foolish. But that’s a discussion for another time.