Because that’s how they roll.
The Two Minutes Hate, from George Orwell’s novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, is a daily period in which Party members of the society of Oceania must watch a film depicting the Party’s enemies (notably Emmanuel Goldstein and his followers) and express their hatred for them for exactly two minutes.
The horrible thing about the Two Minutes Hate was not that one was obliged to act a part, but that it was impossible to avoid joining in. Within thirty seconds any pretence was always unnecessary. A hideous ecstasy of fear and vindictiveness, a desire to kill, to torture, to smash faces in with a sledge hammer, seemed to flow through the whole group of people like an electric current, turning one even against one’s will into a grimacing, screaming lunatic. And yet the rage that one felt was an abstract, undirected emotion which could be switched from one object to another like the flame of a blowlamp.
Orwell underestimated socialists. They spend way more than two minutes a day hating.
Samantha Bee had some choice words for Ivanka Trump in a seven-minute monologue in which the late night host railed against the first daughter’s new book “Women Who Work: Rewriting the Rules For Success.”
It’s not the first time Bee took on Trump on “Full Frontal,” but her Wednesday night rant against a book supposedly written to help women strike a balance between life and work was delivered with extra glee and snark.
“‘Women Who Work’ contains more fonts than original thoughts,” Bee quipped. “True to her family’s branding empire, Ivanka wrote this book largely by taking other people’s work and stamping her name on it. . . . It’s like Ivanka forgot she had a book assignment, remembered on the last day, ran to the Hudson Books, ripped out random pages, then vision-boarded them together over the contents of her wastebasket to create ‘Women Who Work.'”
Here is a sampling of the reviews:
The New Yorker:
The Daily Beast:
They don’t just hate the book, they hate the fonts she used. They are outraged at the Table of Contents. They are infuriated by the ink.
Despite canceling her book tour and receiving scathing reviews, Ivanka Trump appears to have a best-seller on her hands. According to CNN, Women Who Work, which was released on May 2, will debut at No. 4 on next week’s New York Times Best Sellers list of advice and how-to books.
If I had any money left I would buy her book. I have no interest in reading it, I just want to piss off the haters.