Censorship. It’s taken the left 50, 60 years to get to this point —
taking hold of the education system, the university, the media —
conditioning people not to stand up for themselves, not to exercise
freedom, not to speak outside the acceptable norms. After all, what
is political correctness but speech censorship?
Liberal Seattle has just banned the use of two terms by government workers: “citizen” and “brown bag.” As ABC News reports,
“According to the Seattle Office of Civil Rights, those terms can be
deemed offensive or have a history of being offensive and therefore
should not be used.” Here’s why: shut up, because racism. That’s
the extent of the logic of the left.
Which is why most people, if left alone, will never be liberals.
It has to be imposed, by intimidation. It has to be propagandized.
It’s not a natural state. Freedom is the natural state of the human
being, and liberalism is an imposition on that natural, inborn
yearning to be free.
But liberals love imposing the shackles of leftism on others —
it is what they live for — and they envy any strongman who has
the power to do it. Libs in academia, Hollywood, and
Washington were enamored with Hugo Chavez’s ability to control his society. For most of my life, the American left has been
absolutely besotted with Fidel Castro. They loved the Soviet
Union. The American left thought the U.S.S.R. was a far superior
system, hated Ronald Reagan and anybody who looked at the
Soviets as an enemy.
Of course, much of the conservative movement in the 70s
and 80s was oriented toward defeating the
Soviet Union. That was unacceptable to
the left in this country. Democrats
believed the Soviet superpower
was needed to counterbalance
America, the focus of evil. So in
their minds, Gorbachev was the
savior of the world, literally: he
was going to save the world from
the evil Ronald Reagan.
It hasn’t changed. There is and has
been, longer than you and I have been alive, a battle for who will
define this country. The left does not believe the United States is
the solution to the world’s problems, but the cause. Though intellectually I do understand it, in my heart I can’t comprehend how
anybody can hate this country. But they do.
Control. They’re not just opponents. The left has designs on
the country, to “fundamentally transform” it. They don’t
believe in the country as founded, the Constitution, or the
concept of individual liberty. They don’t trust it. They don’t
trust that people, if left alone, will do the “right” thing — not
in terms of traditional morality but in terms of what liberals
approve. If left alone, people will eat the wrong foods and
drive the wrong vehicles and live in the wrong areas and associ-
ate with the wrong groups and teach their kids the wrong
things and believe the wrong ideas. And they can’t permit that.
Liberals must control as much of everyone’s life as they possibly
can in order to create the society they approve. That leads to an all-out assault on individual liberty and freedom. And that’s the battle
that has been waging in this country from the beginning. Liberals
are threatened by liberty. Even the rank-and-file leftists, the average,
ordinary, nonelected, non-leadership liberals who post anonymous
comments on websites, simply do not trust you to behave — and
they’re not content to let you behave the way you want. You must
kowtow to the way they want you to live and believe.
Now, you and I are not like that. We conservatives are perfectly
content for everyone to live their lives, as we enter the arena of ideas
and try to persuade others to join us in
the way we view life, liberty, and
freedom. But it’s not in our
constitution — or the U.S.
Constitution — to punish
anyone for the way they
believe, think, or live. To
libs, on the other hand, any
person they perceive as a
threat — and they do perceive me this way — must
be destroyed. Their reputation, character, credibility
must be impugned. It’s all
about protecting liberal ideology
from challenge, which it cannot withstand.
This is why I’ve had this fervent desire to
try to help everybody in this country understand
what liberalism really is. It is not a philosophy.
Liberalism is the denial of liberty. It’s the rejection of freedom.
It is the imposition of restrictions. You must do everything libs
want, think the way they think — and if you don’t, you’ll be
punished, because you represent a threat.
Which is precisely what I represent, happily. Liberals attack
me because they can’t stand competition for your mind. They
don’t want anyone persuading you that they’re dead wrong.
They don’t want anyone effectively telling you who they really
are — which I do each and every day. With confidence on loan
from God — exercising the unalienable right to liberty endowed
by the Creator.
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