“Ideas are more powerful than guns. We would not let our enemies have guns, why should we let them have ideas.”
Can’t let people in a civilized society have their own ideas about religion, marriage, and homosexuality, now can we?
Over at NRO, Kevin D. Williamson wrote this [emphasis added].
“But then Soviet-style repression has long been a dream of the American Left. Consider the abuses of psychiatry that were the great hallmark of the Soviet way, and then consider that there is a cottage industry today among left-wing psychiatrists arguing that conservative political views represent a form of mental disorder. That psychiatric approach to suppressing dissent has spread quickly through the intellectual sewers of the Left, with writers everywhere from Daily Kos to Salon diagnosing instances of “RWA” — right-wing authoritarian — disorder among their political rivals. Robert Altemeyer, the father of this asinine school of so-called thought, denies that there exists such a thing as a left-wing authoritarian.
If Mr. Weinstein’s preferred method of enforcing intellectual conformity — coercion through state violence — seems extreme, consider that the jihad against Proposition 8 supporters is no simple exercise in the operations of civil society.”
What is meant by “civil society” there is the progressive state sanctioned idea of what is considered civil, in this case the politically correct and universal acceptance of homosexuality by citizens. The use of political correctness (acceptable speech) to silence dissent harkens back to communist mind control, an idea that was elaborated on in an interview with Front Page Magazine and Dr. Theodore Dalrymple
FP: You make the shrewd observation of how political correctness engenders evil because of “the violence that it does to people’s souls by forcing them to say or imply what they do not believe, but must not question.” Can you talk about this a bit?
Dalrymple: Political correctness is communist propaganda writ small. In my study of communist societies, I came to the conclusion that the purpose of communist propaganda was not to persuade or convince, nor to inform, but to humiliate; and therefore, the less it corresponded to reality the better. When people are forced to remain silent when they are being told the most obvious lies, or even worse when they are forced to repeat the lies themselves, they lose once and for all their sense of probity. To assent to obvious lies is to co-operate with evil, and in some small way to become evil oneself. One’s standing to resist anything is thus eroded, and even destroyed. A society of emasculated liars is easy to control. I think if you examine political correctness, it has the same effect and is intended to.
I have maintained for years that the progressive agenda operates on lies, myths, and mistruths perpetuated by mind-numbed evil functionaries that have been so blinded by lies that they don’t even know what the truth is anymore, the gay agenda is a part of that, silencing dissent is a part of that, and vilifying those with opposing opinions is a part of that.
Does this not speak both to mental defect and deviation from state sanctioned beliefs and “Soviet-style repression?”
“Others stopped short of calling for Mr. Eich’s ouster but expressed frustration that Mozilla was being tarred with his views, and hope that they could rehabilitate Mr. Eich’s ideas about gay marriage…
“He is actively harming Mozilla by not making a proper statement on these issues and making things right,” wrote Ben Werdmüller, a Mozilla developer.”
Did you get that? Mr. Eich’s personal views are not only poison to the progressive movement to the point he deserves punishment; he has been deemed defective and in grave need of Ministry of Love type rehabilitation.
As far as the gay mafia waging a jihad goes, is the term “jihad” unjustified?
“Some of my colleagues are celebrating. They call Eich a bigot who got what he deserved. I agree. But let’s not stop here. If we’re serious about enforcing the new standard, thousands of other employees who donated to the same anti-gay ballot measure must be punished.”
Is punishment [you can read this as persecution] the motivation behind the pro-gay thought police going after an Oregon grocery store owner for comments she made on her personal Facebook page?
And why are lefty panties waded up over Mississippi’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which very closely mirrors the 1993 federal law by the same name that was by morally righteous hero of the left, Bill Clinton in 1993?
Why are all the usual suspects (dopey lefty bloggers and the MSM) calling it an anti-gay law that the gives religiously motivated haters license to legally discriminate against gays when there is no evidence to support the “sky is falling” claim that the law will usher in an anti-gay parade of non-existent horribles?
Horribles the left needs so badly in order to grease the wheels of their hate machine that they make them up to keep the wheels of “positive” social change turning. It’s got to the point where they admit they deal in lies are, astonishingly, OK with it.
“Look at Jezebel’s post on the bigoted birthday snub: Gay Dads Receive Mean, Homophobic RSVP to Their Kid’s Birthday Party. The writer rants about this “mean” woman, and reports the perceived” facts” of the case. Then, in the second to last paragraph, she says this: “Of course, this note could be a fake just to get us all frothing and get this radio station’s name in the news. It kind of seems fake.
She thinks it “seems fake” YET SHE SPREAD THE STORY ANYWAY.”
Anomaly, or is fake anti-gay hate becoming the norm for the movement?
A UNC-Chapel Hill freshman who told police he was attacked by a man who burned his hand and called him an anti-gay slur made a false report,
A lesbian couple spray painted the phrase “kill the gay” on their own garage
Floyd Elliott, of Independence, told police that two attackers cut him in the stomach, branded him with a hot knife, and attempted to carve the word “Fag” on his forehead. Later, Elliott admitted to police that the injuries were self-inflicted.
A Tennessee health food store owner who claimed that three men beat him and robbed his store in an anti-gay attack was arrested for filing a false police report
A rash of gay-bashing incidents at Tamalpais High School was the work of a student gay leader who claimed she was the victim of hate crimes,
As with everything else, the progressive agenda goes nowhere unless hate for the opposition is manufactured. Have a people ever been oppressed and silenced without first being hated? If there is no hate they simply invent it or, I’m going to assume this will become a new trend, use what amounts to entrapment to squeeze what they can deceive emasculated liars into believing is hatred from places it does not exist. .
I read on a blog yesterday, can’t remember which one and it really doesn’t matter, where someone was suggesting that gay people all over Mississippi try to obtain wedding services from businesses they know to be operated by Christians (I would look for an internet list sometime between now and July 1st) just so they can be denied, fake agenda supporting outrage over expected outcomes, and subsequently harass business owners with lawsuits and bludgeon them into submission with negative PR. Does this reek of “conform to our ideology or else” or, is it just me?
In other words, believe whatever you want just never speak of it and don’t dare let beliefs that run counter to state approved morality dictate how you live your life and/or run your business. Keep the teachings of your archaic religious books that failed to change with the times at home where they belong.
Come on, to believe every Christian business owner in Mississippi is waiting for a law to go into effect so they can un-holster their repressed hatred of homosexuals and discriminate against them with reckless abandon is absurd, yet the jihad goes on.
This is why some on the left are comparing a private citizen of the United States of America, who donated his personal money to a cause he personally believes in, for personal reasons to the nearly universally loathed Westboro Baptist Church?
This is why gay activists are comparing Brendan Eich and gay marriage opponents to Holocaust deniers?
And what about this?
“Opposing gay marriage in America today is not akin to opposing tax hikes or even the war in Afghanistan. It’s more akin to opposing interracial marriage: It bespeaks a conviction that some people do not deserve the same basic rights as others. An organization like Mozilla might tolerate that in an underling, and it might even tolerate it in a CTO. But in a CEO—the ultimate decision-maker and public face of an organization—it sends an awful message.”
Was the writer suggesting that people who oppose same-sex marriage are somehow defective to the point they don’t deserve positions in leadership?
If this is indeed what he means, it’s an odd position given the views on the matter from likely 2016 Democrat Party presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton who.
“…only declared her support for marriage equality in 2013. Before that, she opposed it. In 2000, she said that marriage “has a historic, religious and moral context that goes back to the beginning of time. And I think a marriage has always been between a man and a woman.” Was she then a bigot? On what conceivable grounds can the Democratic party support a candidate who until only a year ago was, according to the latest orthodoxy, the equivalent of a segregationist, and whose administration enacted more anti-gay laws and measures than any in American history?
Where is all the outrage from the intelligent and enlightened left over the bigotry of Mrs. Clinton? Why wasn’t Barack Obama labeled a bigot When he said, “I personally believe that marriage is between a man and a woman.” Seems he found himself in a leadership position despite this mental defect, does it not?
Anyway, is the pro-gay endgame to force Christians and Christian business owners to suppress their deeply held beliefs by using lies, intimidation, and propaganda? The quote from Front Page above says that this engenders evil because of “the violence that it does to people’s souls by forcing them to say or imply what they do not believe, but must not question.” How is this not Soviet-style repression?
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