LaConner Marina, LaConner, Washington.
LaConner Marina, LaConner, Washington.
The title of his piece is “Tolerance and the Despot“. The subject is what liberals call Tolerance, but what is really Tyranny. I recommend that all of my readers and followers head on over to Ricochet and read Dave’s post.
Thank you all.
Oh, and I heartily recommend that you join Ricochet. The people there are the world’s best.
I was reading this weekend the story of what happened in Lexington, Kentucky, when the University of Kentucky basketball team, undefeated during the regular season, lost their Final Four match to Wisconsin. There were riots in the streets, with college students tipping over cars and setting fires, to express their anger at their team’s loss. This got me to thinking about today’s college students, and what they are being taught in their college classes. I have read countless stories about college professors in many different areas of study (history, literature, politics, sociology), instead of teaching about the great contributions that Americans have made in all these disciplines, they indoctrinate them in “victimology”, how America has been a force for destruction in the world. They learn about how the early Americans conquered the people already living here, destroying their ancient cultures and laying waste to the land. They learn about how the various protected classes (women, Native Americans, African-Americans) were ground under the heels of the oppressive white, male majority. They learn to think of everyone as a member of a group, rather than an individual. They learn that, even today, members of certain groups are being oppressed by their fellow-countrymen (the newest victim group being homosexuals). Basically, today’s college students are being indoctrinated in Identity Politics.
So, if you think of everyone as a member of a particular group, it isn’t much of a stretch to see yourself as a group member, who is being oppressed by some other group. Why is it that Liberal groups like Labor Unions, College Students, Homosexual activists, and Feminists are likely to engage in all sorts of mob activity? This can take the form of the after-game riots in Kentucky, or mobs of picketers on the front lawn of a “Capitalist Pig”. It can take the form of mass Twitter campaigns against perceived enemies (the Koch brothers, Rush Limbaugh, a florist in Washington state, a pizzeria owner in Indiana, or a baker in Colorado). It’s easy to ignore the hurt inflicted upon someone who is simply a member of your enemy group, not an individual with a livelihood and family. Liberals have absolutely no hesitation in ruining someone’s life, destroying their business, and frightening their family, due to some perceived slight. And the Liberals with the untold power of Government behind them have no problem with literally destroying those they view as their political rivals (see IRS scandal). Even those who enforce our laws in big cities have been vilified and lost their jobs by being painted as biased against their community members (see various cities’ police departments being subjected to “consent decrees”).
Funny, you rarely or never hear of Christians, or Conservatives, or students at Hillsdale College engaging in despicable mob riots. They see each person as an individual, worthy of consideration. They have reasonable discussions, and can actually listen to speakers whose ideas they disagree with, and not shout them down. When they go to a rally, or big group meeting, they leave their surroundings as clean as they found them, or cleaner (have you ever noticed that rallies of Liberals leave the place full of trash?).
It looks to me like those who see others as simply members of some group or other have no problem ganging up on others, and engaging in violence (see Ferguson, MO riots which burned down black-owned stores) to make their point. You see someone as part of a mob? You are, too. Think about it.
It has been very disheartening this week, reading about all the good people whose lives and livelihoods have been under murderous assault, both in the USA and abroad. In Kenya, many Christian students were murdered by ruthless terrorists, at their school. The death toll is nearly 150! These students were studying, bothering no one. This was their reward. Nearly 150 innocent people met their deaths in the French Alps, as the suicidal co-pilot deliberately crashed the airliner. Two women were arrested in New York City, accused of planning a bomb plot, to explode pressure-cooker bombs in support of ISIS, and Muslim Jihad. The Obama administration is about to make a (non-binding, verbal) agreement with the mullahs of Iran, that will allow them to finish the job of building a nuclear weapon, thus beginning a nuclear arms race in a part of the world populated by madmen who “love death more than you love life”. And this, after slandering and denigrating the Prime Minister of Israel, the only functioning democracy in the Middle East, and up until now, our greatest ally there.
Perhaps the worst, and closest to home, is the despicable behavior of Americans who, in pursuit of the holy grail of Same-Sex “Marriage”, destroy the lives of a grandfather and his granddaughter, owners of a small-town pizzeria. This from people who purport to preach “tolerance”. These people are the biggest bullies, and find it impossible to tolerate anyone who does not bow to their way of thinking and living. And the worst part of it is they are supported and egged on by the very powerful mainstream media. We have heard multiple stories lately of small businesses literally destroyed by the mobs of internet terrorists, spreading their hate via social media.
This is Holy Week for Christians, and Passover week for Jews. The above are reminders of what we are fighting in this world; multiple manifestations of the Dark Side of humanity.
Could anything be more ephemeral than a thundercloud in summer? Here’s one in Mammoth Lakes, CA.
Have you ever met a politician? Been friends with one? I once went out to dinner with a group of friends, one of whom was a politician. It occurred to me to ask if a politician can ever really have friends, or if everyone they meet or know is a vote to be won. I wonder if this differs by party? My guess is that Democrat politicians have no real friends. They tend to think of everything in life as being political; they see everything and everyone through a lens of politics. Republicans, on the other hand, tend to be more religious, and churches and synagogues are a part of life where you have something else on your mind other than the next election. What do you think?