The Left Goes TOTALITARIAN
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Totalitarians want their rule, and their belief system, to be accepted and self-sustaining – even if it takes bludgeoning every last citizen who disagrees.
“He is a clown in blackface sitting on the Supreme Court … This man doe snot belong on the Supreme Court. He is an embarrassment. He is a disgrace to America.”
-George Takei, Livid at Justice Clarence Thomas for his dissent on Gay Marriage ruling.
“You cut that out now, or you’ll go home in an ambulance.”
-Zoey Tur, Transgender reporter who identifies as female, enraged on live TV, putting hand on Breitbart editor Ben Shapiro’s Neck after Shapiro addressed Tur as ‘sir” on HLN.
“Report: IRS used donor lists to target conservative s for audits.”
-Headine on IRS documents obtained by Judicial Watch.
Something has been unleashed. The left is in full fury against anyone who dares stand in opposition. You see it around you, from the local bakery, to the photo shop, to Supreme Court justices who dissent. All dissent, in fact, must be stamped out.
Leftist have been tallying up victories, but they are not satisfied with that. Its not enough that they beat their opponents at the ballot box or in court. In their defeat, the left’s opponents must be humiliated, crushed – and converted. And, they must be taught never , ever to dissent again.
The left has gathered strength and power in its long ruinous march through American institutions. And along came a seminal article that puts everything in stark terms. In “The New Totalitarians Are Here“, in The Federalist, Tom Nichols, professor of national security affairs at the US Naval War College explains:
“winning” in any normal political sense simply isn’t enough. They are not really trying to capture something as pedestrian as political equality, nor are they satisfied if they get it. They are not really seeking a win in the courts, or a legal solution, or a negotiated settlement. Those are all just merit badges to be collected along the way to a more important goal: what they really want, and what they in fact demand, is that you agree with them. They want you to believe.“
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