All is Sancticomey

“Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is vanity.”
~ Ecclesiastes 1:2
Today, I update King Solomon (who wrote Ecclesiastes) by saying “Sancticomey of sancticomies, saiith Mikey the Scribe, sancticomey of sancticomies; all is sancticomey.”
So, I coined a new word. Shoot me. Here’s the definition:
Sancticomey (sanc-ti-cōm-e): (noun) – Righteousness accompanied by an unwarranted attitude of moral or social superiority; smug or hypocritical righteousness exhibited through the creation of an alternate reality where diametrically opposed ideas are both true if the holder of those ideas need them to be so. Also: sancticomious (sanc·ti·cōm-e·i·ous). synonyms: politically self-righteous, holier-than-thou, pious, pietistic, churchy, moralizing, preachy, smug, superior, priggish, hypocritical, insincere; informal: goody-goody, as in “no one wants to hear sancticomious hot air from the former Director of the FBI”
What brought this on?
Yeah. You guessed it. I read the op ed section of the Sunday Salt Lake Tribune again.
The Trib’s Masters of the Copybook Headings were working hard once again. It has to be some sort of therapy prescribed by their psychiatrists.
  • “Excuses for Donald Trump” by syndicated columnist Leonard Pitts
  • “Trump’s latest attack on the environment harms wildlife and taxpayers” by two Birkenstock and patchouli wearing officials of the Wildlife Law Program at Friends of Animals
  • “Emissions standards rollback threatens health, air quality” by members of the Salt Lake County and City government
  • “An open letter to the LDS Patriarchy” by a local feminist activist
  • Coal company lobbying comes for the darkest of swamps” by a white guy who was a roofer but now is working on a political hip-hop album under the somewhat misleading nom de plume of Black Güero who is “getting involved with environmental activist groups and working side jobs in East Carbon, Utah.

With weighty, well written, solidly representative slices of the community like this, is there any wonder why the Trib would never hire me for a weekly column?

Given that we find such lovely filth – Dennis the Peasant from Monty Python would be so very proud – one would assume these are responsible for my current mood. Alas, kind reader, ye would be mistaken – it was a tome the Trib editors deemed special enough to place prominently on the front page of the section under the editorial cartoon titled “The resistance is strong but shouldn’t be necessary”. This timely and fact-filled paean to logic and reality (that is sarcasm for those keeping score) was donated to posterity by Katelyn Allred, a senior at Manti High School (for you geography buffs, Manti is the county seat of Sanpete County and is situated almost in the center of the Great State of Utah).

I’ll link it but to give you an idea of its content, it contains these pearls of wisdom:

“I was 15 years old when I first heard of Donald Trump.”

3 years ago – a veritable lifetime. High school years are like dog years – 7 years for each calendar year. By this measure, Katelyn was 36 when she wrote this.

“Ever since [the election of Trump], the news has been unbelievable. There have been too many scandals and humiliations to count.”

The news must truly be unbelievable because she fails to enumerate the “scandals and humiliations” – maybe she didn’t believe them, and they were literally “too many…to count”.

“But we shouldn’t have to resist. We shouldn’t have to fight for our humanity…for control over our bodies…for our safety…for our transgender siblings to be able to serve in the military, for black people to not be shot simply for existing, for a woman’s right to not be harassed.”

Mmmmmm-kay…where and when is this happening? You are not fighting for your humanity (not knowing what gender you are isn’t “humanity”. I must have missed where America has been turned into an episode of the Handmaid’s Tale and no, no, and numerically, the progressive left in Hollywood and politics are winning the #metoo harassment competition.

”We shouldn’t have to go back to a time my generation doesn’t remember but never wants to repeat.”

Pretty sure what she means by a “time my generation doesn’t remember” is a time that didn’t exist, even in her parent’s lifetimes but they have created of which she is expected to fear. What this child’s parents have done to her mind borders on child abuse.

But this is the very root of santicomey, isn’t it?

Democrats are all for a muscular foreign policy with a strong/decisive military component – as long as they have a Democrat president whom they know will never execute it. They are all for talking tough as long as talk is all that is ever done. They are all for laws as long as the laws apply to you and not them. If is all about constructing a reality made of straw men so their ideology works. It is instructive that the Democrat Party is more action oriented against the NRA than Syrian chemical attacks by the Assad government.

Dave Burge (aka Iowahawk) tweets that if you think Trump’s rhetoric against illegal aliens is bad, just get a load of what the New Yorker says about America’s Christian citizens (in response to Chick-fil-A “infiltrating” New York City with their subversive Ten Commandment ideas).

All is sancticomey.

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