Is This Road Rage, Third-Wave Feminism, Or Karma?

Jack Baruth
by Jack Baruth
is this road rage third wave feminism or karma

It’s common for younger and more progressive members of the B&B to lambaste me as a sort of grunting throwback to a past that never truly existed, a Triceratops grazing contentedly through a field of single mothers, pernambuco-necked guitars, and filets mignon while the participation-trophy-shaped asteroid of genderless, sexless, non-meritocratic, feelings-centric, pansy-assed Millennial culture streaks overhead to announce my impending doom. Maybe they’re right — but it doesn’t feel that way to me. The truth is that for most of my life I never really sympathized much with traditional Western culture or “caveman fragile masculinity” or any of that stuff.

When I was a young man, I saw myself as a progressive, non-traditional thinker. If there was a machine out there, so to speak, I wanted to rage against it. Obviously, I’m not exactly Charleston Heston, you know? I listen to disco music and order lime green cars and refer to Robert Bly every chance I get. Yet, here I am, taking a last stand against the overwhelming hordes of adult-kickball players and streaming-video addicts. If nobody else is going to stand up for the culture that lifted us from the caves of Altamira to the Manhattan Project, then I’m going to do it. You could argue that I’m in the position of the last Byzantine emperors: making a last-ditch stand to preserve a system to which I was not born.

With all of this in mind, I’d like to sit down with all of you and take a serious, considered look at the video below the jump. I’d like to argue that it represents several important trends in modern culture — trends of which many TTAC readers approve in theory but might be surprised to see taken to their logical extremes.

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  • Chan Chan on Jun 02, 2016

    I think the root cause here is a narcissistic biker who thinks that every improper lane change in front of him is a personal insult that needs to be called out. Tahoe driver is a hilarious example of a typical @$$clown motorist with no regard for safety or manners. People just don't see motorcyclists reliably, whether it's for lack of looking or a true cager blind spot. I hereby award myself 1 brownie point for using the term "cager."

  • Danio3834 Danio3834 on Jun 02, 2016

    Both are cretins. I don't care. I can't really extrapolate this as support for any given cause.

  • Runs_on_h8raide Runs_on_h8raide on Jun 03, 2016

    When society finally collapses...and it's going to be soon....we need some sort of hand signal or secret word to identify TTAC'ers. Maybe even make our own morale patches. It could be something that defines TTAC....imagine the possibilities.

  • DaleR DaleR on Jun 04, 2016

    Bloke on the motorcycle should have just changed lanes. He had time to do that but he wanted to "make a point".