Skip to comments.The Left No Longer Finds Dissent Patriotic
Posted on 03/26/2012 3:57:17 AM PDT by IbJensen
Workforce Fairness is releasing a series of videos chronicling left-wing intimidation, including showing up at peoples houses to harass them and their families. Were pleased to debut the first of the videos here at RedState. The videos document a growing trend in American civic discourse the use of intimidation against private citizens to punish dissent.
Listen to Media Matters For America and other outlets on the left and they claim they are outraged at Rush Limbaugh for using the word slut.
Theyre OK with it when the left does it. Routinely, conservative activists are targeted for harassment, subject to degrading comments, etc. from the left and they are okay with that. Bill Maher gets invited to keynote Democratic dinners.
Archbishop Chaput of Philadelphia, in a Lenten Letter to his pastoral flock, said that evil preaches tolerance until it is dominant and then tries to silence good. The secular left, having preached tolerance for years, is proving the Archbishop true with their new found intolerance for opposing views. Witness opponents to Proposition 8 in California actively targeting for harassment supporters of Proposition 8. Witness union goons showing up on the doorsteps of private citizens to scare them into submission. Witness Media Matters For America targeting American supporters of Israel and attacking them as Israel Firsters, questioning their loyalty to the United States.
The left is trying to shut down the opposition. When they were out of power, dissent was patriotic. Now that they are in power, they want to use both the state and intimidate in the public square to shut down opposing views. It goes beyond boycotts to financially intimate those who disagree with them. Now, the left is showing up at the private homes of American citizens they disagree with to intimidate them, threaten them, harass them, and make them pay for daring to have a different view.
The only time anyone wants to shut down opposing views is when the opposing views are winning. And that is the lefts problem. Rush Limbaugh, the free market, the right to work states, etc. are all winning. And it is not just that the right is winning, the left is losing.
David Brock of Media Matters, for example, took the desperate act of spending $850,000.00 to buy his ex-boyfriends silence about Media Matters. He only spent $100,000.00 to try to silence Rush Limbaugh, by comparison. Media Matters has been subjected to two months of revelations that raise questions about their tax exempt status and coordination with the Democratic Party.
But it is not just Media Matters. It is unions too.
Like Media Matters, the unions are threatening and bullying businesses. They are threatening private citizens. Threatening the livelihood of businesses and individuals, unions, Media Matters, and the left are intending to shut down the opposition through fear of a loss of livelihood.
What is most appalling to me, however, is how the right has failed to counter this bullying with an aggressive adverttising campaign showing what is happening showing the gay rights protestors in California targeting donors to the Proposition 8 campaign, showing Media Matters targeting businesses that support free speech, showing unions targeting small businesses that wont give in to union demands, showing union thugs showing up at the private residences of individuals to silence and intimidate them, etc.
That may be changing. Workforce Fairness is releasing a series of videos chronicling left-wing intimidation, including showing up at peoples houses to harass them and their families. Were pleased to debut the first of the videos here at RedState.
We shouldn't be surprised, the Left doesn't even find patriotism patriotic!
The only thing they find patriotic is a slavish adherence to the Allinsky playbook and their own intellectual superiority. To them patriotism is a lock-step march to a socialist dictatorship, and any means justifies that end. Even (actually, it seems especially) lies and hypocrisy.
its racist now.
One of Obama’s closest advisers Cass Sunnstein, wrote a book entitled, “Why Societies Need Dissent”. Apparently that’s all over...
We have not yet begun to “Dissent”.
“The only thing they find patriotic is a slavish adherence to the Allinsky playbook and their own intellectual superiority.”
They borrow 1/4 million dollars to get an education from an Ivy League school on being intellectually superior.
Now they complain they cannot find jobs. Heck, if you are so intellectually superior to us stupid Conservatives, finding a job to support yourself should be a piece of cake.
“”Evil preaches tolerance until it is dominant and then tries to silence good.””
Which is the perfect definitition of “Politically Correct.”
Dear Mr. Erickson,
Not to take away from your excellent points, but I frequently notice the use of “Democratic party” and “gay rights”.
It’s as if we’ve been conditioned, nay, INFECTED with the left’s purposeful euphemistic language-fog.
Think about it. Aren’t homosexuals the real homophobes? By shunning the accurate descriptor, replacing it with “gay”.
They flee from the truth.
In fact, the last word I’d associate with homosexuals is “gay”.
They’re troubled, disturbed.
We need to take back the language. That’s a big part of patriotism too (imho, of course).
Yes, like a hand and glove.
They never did. Never have, never will.....well, except when THEY have a bitch, of course.
As Rush and others have pointed out for years, Libs are ridiculously predictable. They are loathsome creatures who INSIST that you "think" (I use the term very loosely here) like they do or GOD HELP YOU!!!!
As with all things left.....their true meaning is derived from the 180 degree inverse....
They came to that decision the first Wednesday of November, 1980, when they began losing all of the arguments.
And so I said, let me tell you who those bad guys are. Theyre us. WE BE BAD. Were the baddest-assed sons of bitches that ever jogged in Reeboks. Were three-quarters grizzly bear and two-thirds car wreck and descended from a stock market crash on our mothers side. You take your Germany, France, and Spain, roll them all together and it wouldnt give us room to park our cars. Were the big boys, Jack, the original, giant, economy-sized, new and improved butt kickers of all time. When we snort coke in Houston, people lose their hats in Cap dAntibes. And weve got an American Express card credit limit higher than your piss-ant metric numbers go. You say our countrys never been invaded? Youre right, little buddy. Because Id like to see the needle-dicked foreigners whod have the guts to try. We drink napalm to get our hearts started in the morning. A rape and a mugging is our way of saying Cheerio. Hell cant hold our sock-hops. We walk taller, talk louder, spit further, fuck longer and buy more things than you know the names of. Id rather be a junkie in a New York City jail than king, queen, and jack of all Europeans. We eat little countries like this for breakfat and shit them out before lunch.
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