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The Left Embraces Blacklisting
American Thinker ^ | May 12, 2014 | Sally Zelikovsky

Posted on 05/12/2014 8:17:18 AM PDT by MtnClimber

At first blush, one might think most of these battles are only being waged in the private sphere, but don’t be naïve. As we have seen with the IRS scandal, the government is clearly targeting individuals for their views or conscience -- auditing them simply because of the political groups they have supported or denying conservative organizations a certain tax status simply because they are conservative. It’s the other side of the same coin.

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Society
KEYWORDS: blacklisting; irs; leftists
A frightening trend.
1 posted on 05/12/2014 8:17:18 AM PDT by MtnClimber
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To: MtnClimber

As has been noted—Liberals accuse conservatives of doing the very things of which they themselves are guilty.


2 posted on 05/12/2014 8:22:27 AM PDT by Arm_Bears (Shoot cops that shoot dogs.)
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To: MtnClimber
There should be no surprise, or even sense of irony, to what is going on here. The Left never supported the "bourgeois" rights of free speech and freedom of thought in the first place. To the Left, these freedoms exist only for the benefit of the "thesis of history," so that it can perform its "historic mission" of pushing the world forward into the inevitable utopia. The Left's enemies have no such rights as far as they are concerned, and never have. To grant equal freedoms to the "antithesis" is considered "repressive tolerance."

It was old Hollywood Communist John Howard Lawson who insisted (in secret) that freedom of speech should apply only to Communists.

3 posted on 05/12/2014 8:26:25 AM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (The Left: speaking power to truth since Shevirat HaKelim.)
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To: MtnClimber
The natural (and inevitable) result of liberalism/leftism is the progression towards fascism. Liberals/leftists do not believe anybody has a right to an opinion different from what liberals believe. That is why conservative speakers at centers of liberal/leftism like universities have their speeches disrupted, things thrown at them, or just outright banned from speaking re: Condoleeza Rice.

The old Soviet Union was comprised of people who thought the same things as today's liberals and leftists. The first chance they got, the Bolsheviks either imprisoned dissidents or had them executed. Contrast that with the previous Czarist regimes who exiled dissidents but rarely executed them. When you're looking at a leftist, you're looking at a future fascist.

4 posted on 05/12/2014 8:33:32 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: MtnClimber

This is an important article. The author is correct in her analysis.


5 posted on 05/12/2014 8:40:08 AM PDT by sauropod (Fat Bottomed Girl: "What difference, at this point, does it make?")
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To: sauropod

Thanks, I am glad i posted it. How the leftists can go around calling themselves tolerant is amazing to me. They are intolerant and full of rage. They just project their characteristics onto others.


6 posted on 05/12/2014 8:44:35 AM PDT by MtnClimber (Just doing laps around the sun and shaking my head that progressives can believe what they do!)
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To: MtnClimber

The old saying,”First they came for the.......” still applies in this dictatorship.


7 posted on 05/12/2014 8:53:32 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: MtnClimber; cyn
It is what we think, write and discuss that is the true enemy of their will to power. At first they destroy our ability to assemble, discuss and disseminate our ideas. Then, it becomes more expedient to destroy the host for those ideas, values, beliefs and principles.

The left is built upon a foundation of lies. It is viscerally repulsed by any truth. Instead of embracing reality - the mere existence of which witnesses against the debased world of falsehood, corruption, and depravity - it seeks to drive it underground and destroy it.

The trouble for left is that truth is and will always be the only foundation which allows for "sustainability." Lies require a complicated and dedicated 24/7 support system of propaganda to make them appear upright and functional, but of course even casual observation is enough to see through the illusions. Explains why totalitarianism leads to mass killing. "Believe the lies or die" pretty much sums up the attitude toward "non-believers". No different than the "convert or die" methods of islam or any other iron-fisted despotic regime or ideology.

I hate to be so grim, but like Daniel, cannot ignore the writing on the wall.

Note that the [literal] writing on the wall was more of a courtesy than anything else. As Daniel explained, the king had long been ignoring the reality and lessons of history, purposefully ignoring the TRUTH. By the time the hand was leaving that blatant message of woe, there was no going back. The king, his administration, and the other fellow travelers in the palace entertainment biz were probably livid that the warning came "too late" to escape.

8 posted on 05/12/2014 9:28:53 AM PDT by Ezekiel (All who mourn the destruction of America merit the celebration of her rebirth.)
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To: MtnClimber; cyn
How the leftists can go around calling themselves tolerant is amazing to me.

I discovered years ago that their definition of tolerance (like a lot of other things) is waaay different than that of thoughtful, considerate, decent, normal people. It's a completely twisted meaning that is so depraved that they really can sleep at night and feel good about themselves.

Their perverted tolerance is a temporary condition that can be described as a sort of grace period (how nice of them to be gracious). That is, they graciously give the "non-believer" a certain time period to get on board with their ideology, to accept the propaganda as truth, to embrace the lies. Note that "live and let live" is never a consideration.

First they'll gently teach the lost souls. Then if that doesn't work they'll attempt psychological methods of persuation by playing the victim card - becoming offended, hurt, or discouraged when their targets won't coorporate.

Then on to passive-aggressive gotcha games and a marked increased in their agitation and frustration levels. After all, the target surely should have come around by now!

Then on to overt aggression to push the agenda (the agenda is their truth). Still not effective? Well then that's when the "grace period" ends and the mass slaughter begins. They tolerated the unbelievers and gave them many chances to believe, after all. They don't see the blood on their hands because they are blinded by their own halos of tolerance, patience, and compassion.

9 posted on 05/12/2014 9:54:33 AM PDT by Ezekiel (All who mourn the destruction of America merit the celebration of her rebirth.)
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To: MtnClimber

bump


10 posted on 05/12/2014 9:59:48 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Ezekiel
"Then on to passive-aggressive gotcha games and a marked increased in their agitation and frustration levels. After all, the target surely should have come around by now!" And WE made them do it -- that's how bad we are.
11 posted on 05/13/2014 7:34:21 PM PDT by cyn (Benghazi)
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To: MtnClimber; Ezekiel

And another bump for a REALLY good article. I don’t want to lose this one, and I hope more people will see it.

Thanks for the ping!


12 posted on 05/13/2014 7:37:03 PM PDT by cyn (Benghazi)
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