In the 1990s, broadcaster Charles Sykes wrote an important book called "A Nation Of Victims: The Decay of the American Character."
Fast forward to 2016, and Mr. Sykes is defending a character on grounds he once rejected in his trailblazing book.
When Mr. Sykes lamented the "The Decay of the American Character," no reader was under the impression it was the mettle of reporter Michelle Fields he was hankering for and hoping to see restored.
I've watched the grainy footage that has fueled the hysterics of Ms. Fields and her shameful sisterhood, housebroken males included. The whole world has watched. In it, Donald Trump can be clearly observed recoiling defensively, as Ms. Fields presses up against him. Invisible to the naked eye was the assault Fields alleges.
Still, if Hillary Clinton's flesh were being pressed by a reporter like Fields, and sidekick Huma Abedin forcefully flicked the reporter aside, I'd say the same. No assault occurred. No litigation should follow. Leave Huma the heck alone.
In other words, a reasonable individual can easily accept—even in the absence of visual evidence—that a protective campaign manager, former cop Corey Lewandowski, might have instinctively shoved the pushy reporter away from Mr. Trump.
To frame this melee as an assault and manufacture a national incident is beneath contempt; is disgraceful. Unacceptable is that the law rushed to validate Fields' hurt feelings by charging Lewandowski with a misdemeanor battery.
As unacceptable was the reaction of Ms. Fields and her solipsistic sisters—those with the Y chromosome included. Ms. Fields is not a victim and her conduct demonstrates decay of character.
Were she a reasonable professional, Ms. Fields would've grasped that there was no intention to harm her; only to protect a man who is in constant, real danger. (A bruised massive ego aside, Fields was unharmed.)
Mr. Trump is the object of unparalleled death threats and hatred. If someone moves you aside in a journalistic scrum; it's because they perceive you to be a threat to such a man.
What would a pro have done? Step back. Take five. Shrug it off. Or give the grabber a piece of her mind.
Better still, Ms. Fields, call CNN's heroic war correspondent Arwa Damon for perspective. If this recipient of the Courage in Journalism Award doesn't reply because under fire, give Clarissa Ward a tinkle in Syria. Raise your staccato tart-like voice. Those bombs are loud.
Look: Michelle Fields and her enablers are no conservatives. These women and their male helpers inhabit a solipsistic, narcissistic, decidedly progressive universe. In "A Nation of Victims," Mr. Sykes had described a lamentable process whereby America's formative institutions had morphed from transmitting timeless values, to being propelled by a therapeutic ethos, a "social contract with The Self."
A contract with The Self—or the selfie—better describes the new breed of badly bred, unprofessional, Michelle Fields millenials.
The woman's claims-making is that of someone who sees herself as the center of a small universe, pussy-whipped, feminized and sissified by her ilk.
Ditto the empaneled female screeches who've come to her rescue, and are seen on anti-Trump TV, baying in unison for the blood of Messrs. Trump and Lewandowski. (At least two of the phony conservative females who've detected a crime against Fields—S. E. Cupp and Meghan McCain—are borderline retarded.)
The Sykes book I devoured in the 1990s would never have countenanced such unbecoming conduct; would never have demanded that a man be brought to heel for defending an imperiled presidential candidate. Now, the New Mr. Sykes was asserting on anti-Trump TV that a real man would apologize to a woman.
Did Sykes mean to say a real man would cop to a physical assault he did not commit, based on a woman's say-so?
No! Real men affirm reality. The immutable reality is that no assault occurred. Therefore, no litigation should follow.
I don't know how the law got to a place where it considers it a crime to shove an individual aside so as to maintain a perimeter around a man, Mr. Trump, who is the object of death threats and hatred.
I do know that law is force. Whenever a lawmaker legislates, he creates more potential criminals out of individuals whose actions were once—still are—naturally licit.
Our venerated legal system locks up more people per 100,000 individuals than do China and Russia, respectively. Yet look at the U.S. Constitution. The Constitution is remarkable in its brevity. The laws under which free men were meant to live and thrive are few and fundamental.
That Mr. Lewandowski is being criminalized and his employer maligned for an infraction invisible to the naked eye tells me something is very wrong with the law. The same can be said for the culture.
The contagion whipped-up by Ms. Fields and her coven of pseudo-conservatives should repulse any conservative-minded man or woman, irrespective of his or her feelings about Mr. Trump.
The assault on Ms. Fields was as real as the ectoplasm said to spill from a medium's mouth during séance (which is to say, as truthful as what comes out of Megyn Kelly's mouth). ©ILANA MercerWND, Quarterly Review, Praag.org,The Libertarian Alliance & The Unz ReviewApril 1, 2016