Skip to comments.The Vicious Intolerance Of 'Liberal Tolerance'
Posted on 04/21/2009 10:23:20 AM PDT by Michael Eden
The heroes of the modern day liberal mindset: Janeane Garofalo, Keith Olbermann, and Perez Hilton. In the name of tolerance, they are as intolerant as the universe is big.
Remember how liberals fallaciously attributed a quote to Thomas Jefferson that "Dissent is the highest form of patriotism" to provide themselves a slick teflon media cover for attacking our troops and the war they were trying to win? Mark Steyn revealed the liberal deception and the media propaganda on that issue in his piece, "America's hardboiled newsmen can't get enough of the Thomas Jefferbunk." Somehow all those "wise seekers of truth" that ostensibly fill the ranks of the media weren't able to uncover the blatant historical falsehood that one liberal after another cited. "Truth" only matters when it hurts Republicans.
Democrats got us into World War I, and Republicans supported them. Democrats got us into World War II, and Republicans supported them. Democrats got us into Korea, and Republicans supported them. Democrats got us into Vietnam, and Republicans supported them. It is long-standing tradition to support a nation and its leaders in time of war. And, so, yeah, Republicans were rather bitter when Democrats - given that 29 of 50 Democrat Senators voted FOR the Iraq War; and given the many statements they had made in support of the need to confront and remove Saddam Hussein (see also here and here) - literally proclaimed defeat, pronounced our innocent soldiers as war criminals and cold-blooded murderers, and labeled Bush a liar and a war criminal.
"Highest form of patriotism"? Is THAT what the "highest form of patriotism" looks like? Do ya think? If Abraham Lincoln (a Republican, by the way) had been president instead of Bush, he would have thrown these rat bastards in jail for their vile undermining of a war while our troops were fighting and dying to win it.
Republicans expected bi-partisanship and support in dealing with a threat that both Republicans and Democrats had repeatedly recognized after the worst terrorist attack in history; what they got was unrelenting political backstabbing and demonization. And all in the name of "patriotism." And how DARE we question them?
Well, liberals NEW butchery of history and truth is, "Dissent WAS the highest form of patriotism." Now it's suddenly become the lowest form of treason.
Rather than going to the lowest low of attempting to undermine a commander-in-chief and a military in time of war - a war which they had demonstrably supported when it suited them - conservatives today are decrying the fact that we are spending ourselves into a future financial catastrophe that will dwarf anything we've ever seen unless we STOP.
WASHINGTON The federal government and the Federal Reserve have committed $12.8 trillion in spending so far to bailouts and "stimulus" packages an amount nearly equal to the value of everything produced in the U.S. in 2008.Were the Tea Parties a politically-motivated hatchet job, as liberals and their lackeys in the media kept reporting? In a word, no. The liberals making this claim offered two contradictory straw men. They claimed that 1) the Tea Parties were a Republican- and Fox News-organized event even as 2) they refused to listen to the statements of those whom they claimed were behind the event.
That's the report from Bloomberg News about efforts to reduce the economic drag of a debt-based recession the worst financial crisis to hit the U.S. since the Great Depression.
The numbers are growing so fast, it's tough for most Americans to grasp.
As an example, when demonstrators confronted CNN's Susan Roesgen for her biased reporting and presentation of the Chicago Tea Party event as an attempt to attack Barack Obama, a woman pointed just a couple of feet away and asked, "Did you look at his sign?"
You can see the woman's finger pointing at the sign (at 4:02 into the video), and the head in the bottom right of the frame is Susan Roesgen's. And even when she was FORCED to look at the sign, Roesgen didn't acknowledge it; it simply didn't conform to the liberal narrative, and therefore had to be ignored.
Another video from the Greenville Tea Party shows Tea Party protestors roundly booing Republican Congressman Gresham Barrett, who had voted for the first stimulus under George Bush. A comment left on the video by "Liberty4Ever" summed it up:
I guess Barrett didn't get the message that the TEA Parties are non-partisan events, and weasels who vote for wasteful Big Government "stimulus" and socialist bailouts. He probably knows not to speak at another of these events. There will probably be tar and feathers waiting for him!So the unrelenting portrayal by the liberal media machine that these were "rightwing" or "conservative" or "Republican" or "Fox News" events is simply propaganda and demagoguery out to marginalize a massive outpouring of popular - and bipartisan - sentiment.
And they weren't merely mischaracterizing the Tea Parties and disingenuously creating a straw man in an attempt to marginalize them. They were downright hateful and evil.
Failed AirAmerica radio host Janeane Garofalo was allowed to appear on MSNBC's Countdown and say:
This is about hating a black man in the White House. This is racism straight up. That is nothing but a bunch of teabagging rednecks. And there is no way around that. And you know, you can tell these type of right wingers anything and they'll believe it, except the truth. You tell them the truth and they become -- it's like showing Frankenstein's monster fire. They become confused, and angry and highly volatile. That guy, causing them feelings they don't know, because their limbic brain, we've discussed this before, the limbic brain inside a right-winger or Republican or conservative or your average white power activist, the limbic brain is much larger in their head space than in a reasonable person, and it's pushing against the frontal lobe. So their synapses are misfiring. Is Bernie Goldberg listening?It would have been bad enough if Garofalo were just some blogger spewing her hate; but she is high-profile member of the liberal establishment in good standing appearing on a major news program to offer her commentary. And just what could she have said about the Tea Party participants that could have been any more hateful?
Keith Olbermann was merely one among many "journalists" who repeatedly characterized the Tea Party participants with the crudest sexual innuendo and insults. He said, "Well, the teabagging is all over, except for the cleanup. And that will be my last intentional double entendre on this one at least until the end of this segment." But then - vicious liar that he is - Olbermann couldn't help himself, and said, "Congratulations, Pensacola teabaggers. You got spunked. And despite the hatred on display, a few of you actually violated the penal code. But teabagging is now petered out, taint what it used to be."
After all the crude, vicious, and hateful sexual innuendo, Olbermann actually had the gall to say of the Tea Party protesters, "And then there were the protest messages, seething with hate."
"Seething with hate" means no riots. "Seething with hate" means no violence. "Seething with hate" means one or two demonstrators got tickets for jaywalking. Gregg Gutfeld had a humorous piece featuring hateful video from LEFTIST protesters, and said, "Oh, sorry. Wrong tape." He pointed out:
Yep, those look like real extremists. Actually, they look like people who own riding mowers.I'll tell you why the nonviolence wasn't the story of the day: because it doesn't conform to the liberal narrative. "Seething with hate" works better for them. Whether it's true or not frankly doesn't matter in this "brave new journalism."
Fact is, I could find only one arrest among the hundreds of demonstrations that took place across the country. Sure, I didn't look too hard but still: Why is that not the story of the day?
I mean, not one person threw a chair through a store window. But that's probably because that person owns the chair or the store or it could be a chair store.
The hatred, anger, fear, and paranoia on the left is obvious: How DARE these people exercise their right to free speech and peaceful assembly to protest the bloated government socialism that we liberals love so much. Why aren't our SS troops not doing something to STOP them!?!? You have to wonder how their heads don't explode from trying to contain all the contradictions: On the one hand they trivialize the Tea Parties as being no big deal, while on the other hand they use the most over-the-top and hateful language imaginable to describe them; on the one hand they call conservatives the haters, while on the other hand they can't help but reveal that it is THEY who are the real haters.
The only people truly "seething with hate" are liberals like Keith Olbermann and Janeane Garofalo. There's your hate. And all offered from the perspective of "tolerant" liberals loathing the "intolerance" of conservatives.
And, of course, liberals like Perez Hilton. Let's watch the videos of Hilton and Miss California and decide who is tolerant, and who is a vicious hater.
Poor girl. She might as well have been a Jew with Adolf Hitler or Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on the panel.
Miss California presented herself well, and gave voice to a position on gay marriage that was proven to be the one held by the majority of voters in her state. But the left could care less about the will of the people or tolerance or anything but their agenda; which is why they embarked on a hateful campaign to punish the people who didn't agree with them in the aftermath of the Prop 8 vote.
"Tolerance" for a liberal means crushing, punishing, or intimidating all opposition by any means available. When every voice but their own are silenced, there is "tolerance."
Let's just be clear on which side is truly "seething with hate."
If you really want to find out what "seething with hate" really looks like, why not reflect on the words of Barack Obama's pastor and spiritual guide for 23 years?
The left is seething with self-loathing. They hate everything that is good, normal and natural.
This reflection on the tolerance of our Beloved MSM is as complete an article as I have seen.
Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness; Who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!
Appreciate your supporting comments.
My goal in blogging is ultimately to preserve a record of what has taken place. We need to make sure that the left - in doing all the terrible things they are doing - leave plenty of “fingerprints” behind that will one day prove their guilt.
I always try to include a lot of links and cite sources, because I want to SHOW what I’m saying rather than just say it.
I blame the media for more of our problems than the Democrats. Because the media provides the left with its credibility (by which I mean “pseudo-credibility”) and propaganda.
Standing up for truth means exposing lies. And right now we are in a blitzkrieg of lies such as we have never before seen.
Bravo, sir, bravo.
Just how long has it been since our government actually worked for us as they are supposed to?
And what can we do about it?
Just how long has it been since our government actually worked for us as they are supposed to?
And what can we do about it?
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I’ve come to believe that the problem is liberals in government; NOT the elected ones (although they are a HUGE problem), but the ones that staff the thousands of bureaucracies.
Take Fannie and Freddie. No one was more responsible for our financial meltdown than these two GSEs. They were created by Democrats, and Democrats hired more Democrats. And now they are 1) staffed to the gills with career liberals and Democrats; and 2) fulfilling the interests and policies of the liberal establishment.
It didn’t matter if Bush was president or not; these people are immune from a change of administration. Try to fire them and see what happens.
Bottom line is that liberals love government. They think government is where it’s at, the solution to everything, and so they flood into government service. Conservatives, meanwhile, think of the private sector as where it’s at, and purse their individual dreams rather than government utopias.
Now we’ve got liberals into the guts of our system like termites in an old house.
The answer to your question: we need to dramatically shrink the size of government, and make the benefits and terms of employment compatible with similar NON-UNION private-sector positions.
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