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The Left Isnít Pro-Gay ó Itís Pro-Power
FrontPage Magazine ^ | April 7, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield

Posted on 04/07/2014 6:44:02 AM PDT by SJackson

Libertarians and liberal Republicans have been proposing a truce on social issues in order to be able to concentrate on fiscal issues, but there is no such thing as a truce on any issue with the left.

Brendan Eich offered the left a truce on gay marriage. He talked about tolerance and diversity and he got his head handed to him. His forced departure from the Mozilla Foundation, which is behind the Firefox browser, should be a wake up call to anyone on the right who still thinks that social issues can be taken off the table and that we can all agree to disagree.

Those on the right who insist that conservatism should be reduced to fiscal issues imagine that the culture war is a fight that the right picked with the left. Nothing could be further from the truth.

The left does not care about gay marriage. In most left-wing regimes, homosexuality was persecuted. It was illegal in the USSR. Gay men were locked up in Cuba and are still targeted in China. Nicolas Maduro, the current hero of the left, openly uses homophobic language without any criticism from his Western admirers. It goes without saying that homosexuality is criminalized throughout the Muslim world.

Engels viewed homosexuality as a perversion born out of the bourgeois way of life that would be eliminated under socialism. The Revolutionary Communist Party of the United States stated that homosexuality “is a product of the decay of capitalism” and vowed that once the revolution took place, a “struggle will be waged to eliminate it and reform homosexuals.”

The left’s shift on this issue, as on many issues, was purely tactical. The left’s leading lights were racists who jumped into civil rights. They were sexists who became feminists. They were advocates for the working class who despised the idea of working for a living.

The culture war does not emerge from the left’s deeply held beliefs. Its leaders could care less about the things that they pretend to care about. It emerges instead from the need to maintain a constant state of domestic conflict.

You can’t have a truce when the other side wants a war.

Did the activists who claimed Eich’s scalp care about him or his $1,000 donation to defend marriage? They’re already forgetting his name and moving on to the next target. Eich just happened to make a good target. The Mozilla Foundation is shaky, its board was insecure, and once an online dating company cynically came out with a publicity stunt to keep the news cycle churning, the scalp of the man behind Javascript was claimed. If he had hung on for another few days, the whole thing would have gone away.

Next week it will be someone else. And then the week after that.

Opting out of the conflict means standing by while men like Eich are torn down, not because they did anything wrong, but because destroying them allows the left to feel the thrill of its power over people.

Every gang needs to hurt and terrorize people in order to feel its power. Unlike a Chicago street gang which goes in for an honest mugging or beating, the online activists of the left do their dirty work in this way. Afterward there is no blood and there are no bruises, but lives are destroyed and its social justice activists chortle to themselves coming off an adrenaline high before going after someone else.

The purpose of these purges is not to make the country more tolerant, but to make it more afraid. The message of the Eich purge is not, “accept gay marriage,” it’s “don’t question us.” As many have pointed out, Eich had the same view of gay marriage at the time he made that donation as Obama and Hillary.

But Eich wasn’t “us.” He wasn’t a member of the club.

Members of the club can and do make racist jokes. They can oppose gay marriage. They can sexually harass female employees, pay them less and even kill them. They can do all these things because the “club” is not about gay marriage or equal rights for race or gender.

It’s about the supreme power of the club.

You can call the club, liberalism, progressivism or simply “the left.” You can call its members Marxists, Socialists or anything else you like. They go by many names, some real and some fake, but they are the “club”; a totalitarian organization dedicated to absolute power in the name of any available lie.

The left is a totalitarian movement that inverts everything it touches. It fights against poverty by making more men poor. It helps black people by keeping them down, and it promotes tolerance through displays of intolerance. Its endgame is simply raw power. It wants as much of it as it can get its hands on.

We can stand aside, but it will affect us sooner or later. Even if we don’t get picked to be the teachable moment of the day, we will find ourselves in a country that is less free and more oppressive every year.

The idea that any part of the left’s agenda can be delinked and ignored is wishful thinking. The left’s incessant accusations of racism show that the refusal to engage an issue does not take it off the table. It’s the left that determines the content and the context of the conflict. And that’s why the right is losing. It imagines that it can unilaterally retreat to more favorable ground.

That’s a strategy that has yet to work.

The left doesn’t do truces. If the right cedes gay marriage, all it will have won is the right to be called homophobes for the next hundred years. And the culture war will move on to the next issue and the one after that. The purges will continue and more criminals guilty of thought crimes will be paraded for the virtual cameras. Yesterday’s commonplace idea will be tomorrow’s act of unspeakable bigotry that prevents you from being employed, opening a business or even staying out of prison.

You may be in the clear today, but you won’t be tomorrow.

Wars aren’t won by constantly retreating. They’re won by taking a stand for what you believe in.

The left constantly takes stands, but it believes in nothing. Like all totalitarian movements, it worships at the feet of the bronze bull of power. It believes in the virtue of its outrage, the might of its rhetoric and the pleasure of trampling an enemy underfoot. Every one of its beliefs are baseless and expendable in the name of its true god of power.

The right has sold its moral birthright in the hopes of being tolerated by a movement with no morals or beliefs except in the virtue of its own intolerance. It strategically embraces the left’s ideas and hopes that this process will eventually lead to a truce.

It can’t and it won’t.

The left does not hate the right because of gay marriage. It does not hate the right because it thinks that the right is racist, sexist, transphobic, semaphoric or plasmatic. It hates the right because it is not of the left. The right stands in the way of its absolute power. These two things are enough to be hated.

Totalitarian movements are destructive. They feed off conflict and desire absolute power. They cannot be compromised with, reasoned with or appeased. Instead they have to be exposed for what they are.

The only way to beat a totalitarian movement is to expose the dirty little secret that it is not pro-black, pro-gay, pro-woman or pro anything except pro-power. It is a greedy, corrupt and selfish movement that does not stand for a better world tomorrow, but for unlimited abuses of power in the world today.


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1 posted on 04/07/2014 6:44:02 AM PDT by SJackson
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To: SJackson

This is a matter of evil supernatural involvement, judging on how the scenarios have played out. In other words, the devil I say.


2 posted on 04/07/2014 6:46:32 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Power, yes, but power to do what?

Expunge Christianity, that’s “what”.

Homos have become a very convenient spearpoint for the left’s anti-Christian agenda.

Hmmm... seems this has been the case before. Nero comes to mind.


3 posted on 04/07/2014 6:48:08 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: SJackson

The Left will always disparage all decent people who object to the vile molestation of young boys by decadent homosexual men. The homosexuals themselves are particularly hostile because they bitterly lament that the decent people were not there to protect them when they were vulnerable and molested.


4 posted on 04/07/2014 6:48:22 AM PDT by allendale
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To: SJackson

The Left will always disparage all decent people who object to the vile molestation of young boys by decadent homosexual men. The homosexuals themselves are particularly hostile because they bitterly lament that the decent people were not there to protect them when they were vulnerable and molested.


5 posted on 04/07/2014 6:48:23 AM PDT by allendale
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To: MrB

Well, to raise itself up against any manifestation of God.

Christians and Christian faith are obvious. Also the Jewish race.

It’s a warning to earthlings. Dig in with the Lord again and don’t be so weak and fickle about it.


6 posted on 04/07/2014 6:49:57 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: allendale

If they truly come to a grasp, aided by God, of what beset and punked them, then they will be formidable enemies of the devil. It will be personal between them and Satan in a way that it is for few others.

So the devil is kind of riding a tiger here. To dismount would be to get eaten.


7 posted on 04/07/2014 6:51:51 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: SJackson

Not sure I agree. The Left is both. Statism unarguably requires power; but it also requires the death or inconsequentiality of Christianity (and nearly every other religion) not merely because its tenets contradict the state’s, but because it engenders greater loyalty.


8 posted on 04/07/2014 6:53:35 AM PDT by Mach9
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To: SJackson
The left are INTOLERANT personified, they USE whatever agenda, group, cause, program, people to move thier agenda of power consolidation and eternal elitist rule to the max, empowering these groups as thier storm troopers against the evil conservatives who are rabied and out of touch with what the people want
9 posted on 04/07/2014 6:53:53 AM PDT by ronnie raygun
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To: SJackson

Excellent analysis as always, Daniel. You put into words and took it a step futher what we think about the Left’s motivation is to side with the LGBT crowd. They’re just pawns riding on the shark’s backside like a Remora. They both have the same goals o they side with each other. The problem is the LGBT crowd really thinks the Left loves them. They’ll just be a aremora Happy Meal for the shark if he decides he’s tired of them getting a free ride...


10 posted on 04/07/2014 6:57:09 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: SJackson
It's time to out these communists.

We need to dig up every bit of dirt we can on them. What bars do they get wasted at, hookers they have visited, what gay bath houses do they go to, who do they socialize with, who have they donated money to. Then publish it on websites with their office addresses, home addresses, email addresses, social website pages, etc.

Make them squeal like the filthy pigs they are.

11 posted on 04/07/2014 6:58:45 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: SJackson

It’s all about power and ambition

these leftist goons have no love for human beings


12 posted on 04/07/2014 6:59:02 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: SJackson

Anyone who thinks they can have a truce on social issues is just naive. Its those social issues attitudes that drive big government. Is the person who believes their plight is the result of birth going to think that working hard and doing the right thing is going make life better for them or will they be more likely to embrace the most radical redistributionist ideas? It most certainly is the later. Is a person who has no desire to exercise any self control in matters of sex going to be more likely to exercise self control in matters of spending? Not at all. The leftist social ideas are anti-Freewill and they deny the ability of a person to control their own destiny beyond the condition of their birth and that runs absolutely contrary to the founding principles of America. How so many can not see this is unbelievable.


13 posted on 04/07/2014 7:10:51 AM PDT by Maelstorm
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks SJackson, bad news here:

Supreme Court won’t hear case on gay wedding snub
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3141654/posts


14 posted on 04/07/2014 7:11:38 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: unixfox

And the filthers’ answer likely will be, “Well what made YOU so curious?” Shaming the shameless is difficult. They just assume that they are right, and address every challenge from that tenet.


15 posted on 04/07/2014 7:14:23 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: SJackson

“The Left Isn’t Pro-Gay — It’s Pro-Power”

Yeah, precisely.


16 posted on 04/07/2014 7:16:38 AM PDT by expat1000
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To: Louis Foxwell

ping


17 posted on 04/07/2014 7:17:56 AM PDT by SJackson (the Democrats take back control, we don’t make (this) kind of naked power grab, J Biden)
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To: MrB

Homos have become a very convenient spearpoint for the left’s anti-Christian agenda.

Hmmm... seems this has been the case before. Nero comes to mind.

...good analogy...up to a point...we must remember that after several botched responses to rebellions, and mistrust evidenced by being blamed for the burning of Rome, Nero faced assassination, and committed suicide...the modern leftists evince no signs of internecine destruction...


18 posted on 04/07/2014 7:30:26 AM PDT by IrishBrigade
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To: SJackson

Communist bump


19 posted on 04/07/2014 7:31:06 AM PDT by newfreep
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To: SJackson

“Those on the right who insist that conservatism should be reduced to fiscal issues imagine that the culture war is a fight that the right picked with the left. Nothing could be further from the truth.”

Good quote from the article.

Yes, I have known the above of the article for awhile, opportunists seize these issues to stick it to the country.

I think way back when they took prayer out of school, that was a part of it.


20 posted on 04/07/2014 7:32:16 AM PDT by BeadCounter (morning glory evening grace)
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