“Truly,” I wrote last year regarding one of my favorite billionaires, “it would be impossible for Mrs. Sandberg to have a tragedy now. Her money is permanent, immutable, too powerful to wither in her lifetime.” Turns out I was wrong. Because what is money, what is power, what is permanent #Blessed status, if you are declared a nonperson by the Deep State and all its tentacular appendages?
Today was the day that Ms. Sandberg became a nonperson, courtesy of a New York Times hit piece that ran yesterday and was immediately echoed everywhere from Vanity Fair to the Post to the Atlantic. “Sheryl’s Facebook Disaster,” brays one article; “Sheryl, We’re Revoking Your Mensch Card” bleats another. CNBC openly called for her dismissal today, as if she were some sullen Starbucks barista who had been caught spitting in Rachel Maddow’s soy latte. Yet I wasn’t completely certain that Sheryl was about to disappear from history like one of Stalin’s disgraced associates until I read that Jezebel had hit her with what I call the “George Zimmerman”: “Sandberg has built her personal brand on a particularly aggravating strain of capitalist-empowerment feminism, one that is built for rich white women…” Emphasis is mine. As long as she was identified by the press as Jewish, as was almost always the case in the past, I figured she had a chance — but the minute the media demoted her to Wypipo it was Game Over. Those whom the media gods would destroy, they first make white.
After today, Sheryl will still be unimaginably rich. She will not lose her home, her remaining family, her permanent ability to do as she likes and to pass that distorting wealth unto the seventh generation and beyond. But she will no longer be welcome in The American Conversation. What happened?
As nearly as I can tell, Ms. Sandberg’s sins amount to:
- She did not do enough to pull Facebook’s election lever for Hillary Clinton, allowing Russians to spend $46,000 on ads in 2016.
- She somehow — this part isn’t all that clear to me — allowed someone to insult George Soros. (Soros, who is not an American citizen, spent more than $25 million on an attempt to elect Ms. Clinton. If you don’t have a calculator, I’ll help you out — that’s approximately $500 for every dollar the Russians spent on Facebook.)
- She hired a PR firm with ties to the Republican party.
- She supported a law that made it harder for sex workers to advertise online.
I think that’s about it. In truth, this public shaming is likely because Facebook did not do enough to ensure the “Blue Wave” in the recent election. The firm no-platformed hundreds of conservative pages and identities, but that didn’t go far enough to satisfy the DNC. More worryingly, some of the “fake news” pages removed by Facebook were left-leaning. Donald Trump ended up losing fewer House seats than any modern president except Reagan — and that just won’t do.
It’s hard for me to get too upset on Sheryl’s behalf. She has reveled in her status as a Uniparty Superstar for years, throwing awesome parties for Democratic candidates and leaning left even harder than she “leaned in”. She had to know that at some point she would outlive her usefulness to the party of Kamala “$2.1 Million Dollars In Assets” Harris, Stacey “$227,000 In Credit Card Debt” Abrams, and Alexandria “Free Armani Suits” Ocasio-Cortez. There’s not going to be any room for annoying white women in the Uniparty Of The Future. That’s just the way it is.
Still, I’m a bit frightened when I see how easily a billionaire female entrepreneur is taken down by the Coordinated Velociraptor Attack of America’s media. If they can do it to her, they can absolutely do it to anyone. What’s that phrase about “encouraging the others”? Too bad. Adios, Sheryl. Your company worked tirelessly to destroy the American family, and we are all worse off for ever having spent a moment on your privacy-invading, marriage-ruining, depression-inducing platform, but you had a certain style. I hope you can find peace being a very rich nobody at all.
A correction: George Soros is not a native American citizen, but he added American citizenship to his portfolio in 1961.