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Posted on 01/11/2015 5:44:39 AM PST by Kaslin
The blood wasnt yet dry in the Paris office of Charlie Hebdo before progressives started with the moral equivalences between Islamofascists and people in the United State who dare defy their orthodoxy of the left.
This is how the modern left works no act, no matter how barbaric, is as bad as opposing their political desire. In many ways, in most ways actually, the American progressive left is radical Islam, only with a slightly smaller body count.
Freedom of speech, the spark that lit off the attack on the French satirical newspaper, is under assault from the progressive left even more so than it is Islamofascists. While extremist Muslims seek to forbid any criticism of Islam, the American left seeks to forbid any language, discussion or dissention that criticizes anything deemed progressive.
Conservative on a college campus? Good luck. Daniel Mael committed this unforgivable sin at Brandeis University and is paying for it. Progressives arent trying to take his lift, only ruin it.
Mael wrote a piece for Truth Revolt documenting what a fellow Brandeis student publicly tweeted after two New York City police officers were assassinated by a progressive anti-cop protester. Khadijah Lynch wrote, i have no sympathy for the nypd who were murdered today. She followed that the next day with, Imao, all i just dont really have sympathy for the cops who were shot. i hate this racist fucking country. Charming, right?
Lynch undoubtedly will have a job waiting for her at NBC News, but Mael caught holy hell for reporting exactly what Lynch said.
Daniel was accused of putting Lynchs safety at risk by publicizing her own words. Not her private words. Her tweeted words. Progressive student Michael Piccione set out to get Mael punished by the university because he must be aware of the impact that publishing such articles could have on other peoples safety, and it is important that he be held accountable for his actions.
In the progressive world expressing solidarity with someone who murders police officers is acceptable free speech, but shining light on those freely and proudly made comments is a hate crime. They may not have stormed Maels room to exact their justice, but they have put him under sustained attack in the hope of silencing him. They are the Kouachi brothers in spirit, if not deed.
But these bastions of fascism at $1,500 per credit hour are not the places where bad ideas go to die; these pioneers of free speech zones are the launching pads for progressives to join their fellow travelers in adulthood.
There is no debate with progressives; there is only acceptable thought and the other. Reality, no matter how blaring, need not apply.
The other day I tuned into MSNBC for a bit. It was kind of like visiting the zoo you see a hippo in its natural habitat, but its not real. Chris Matthews was talking about how Republicans were now a rural, southern party on its way to irrelevance. I had to check to see if somehow they were running a show from 2008. They werent; it was new.
Now, I understand just how much progressives hate anyone who stands in the way of their agenda, but fresh examples of just how deep that hate runs and how self-delusional theyre willing to be about it still catch me off guard sometimes.
Republicans control the governorships and legislatures in 24 states, have 31 governors and 68 of a possible 98 legislative chambers across the country. Hate it all they want and progressives hate the hell out of it their hatred of that fact has no impact on it being a fact. The south, last I checked, wasnt that big. But the progressive world, just as the jihadi world, has no time for reality. Theyre not wearing blinders; theyve gouged out their eyes in the hope of never seeing.
But in spite of their best efforts, light does creep in…and they snap. In radical Islam it results in terrorism; in radical progressivism it results in incoherent monologues, rambling think pieces, and condemnation as something ist or phobic that must be destroyed, along with anyone who ever has entertained such views.
There hasnt been a single argument that progressives have won on merit. They simply declare their position the only valid one and label dissenters deniers or worse. They take their metaphorical ball and go home, declaring victory before any game was played.
And theres never an original thought. Radical Islam operates on a mentality from 1,000 years ago. Progressives wont expose themselves to an original thought because to do so would mean they cant ignore the fact that their old ideas have failed everywhere theyve been tried.
Mention the body count in the last 100 years of progressivism from Russia to China to German to Cuba and beyond, and they either pretend they werent truly progressive (Stalin wasnt a real communist; they should have followed Trotsky!) or they try to claim these monsters were right-wingers.
Thats an increasingly common defense for progressives that historys greatest progressive monsters, with more than 100 million dead bodies piled under their feet, were, in fact, of the political right. One side advocates for bigger, all powerful and providing government; the other for smaller government, individual liberty and responsibility.
One side rails against banks, corporations, the successful, seeks to destroy anyone who disagrees and is incapable of tolerating dissent; the other believes merit, initiative and the free market provide everyone with an opportunity to make what they will and can of their lives.
One side believes in the largess of the state, the other the power of the individual. Yet somehow, thanks to ignorance and lies, despots who embraced varying degrees of socialism are of the right?
Its possible an extreme right-wing government could lead to anarchy, but never totalitarianism. Which, be it called communism, socialism or fascism, is the exclusive domain of the left.
Yet that fact isnt even glossed over; its lied about.
Along that same line, many progressives claim terrorists were provoked somehow. Theyll say its unacceptable to murder someone over a cartoon, but qualify it with a what did you expect when you poke a bear?
Then theres the moral equivalence progressives always try to make between their tactical brethren and conservatives.
The day of the Paris terror attack, MSNBC had a guest say, This isnt just Islamic extremism. If you go back to the 80s during the Reagan administration, when Jerry Falwell sued Hustler magazine for portraying him having, I believe it was drunken incest with his mother in an outhouse, again in a visual form, and won a $150,000 court case against Hustler for that that was overturned by the Supreme Court I think 8 to 0. So, you know, religious fundamentalists of all stripes and all nationalities have this penchant to say we want to be able to tell you what you can portray.
The host did not push back against the concept of one American suing another and people gunning down those who offended them as being one in the same because it didnt seem out of bounds. When attacking a non-progressive there is no out of bounds, even if it means cheapening murder.
Thats because to progressives, as it is to Islamofascists, human life, like the truth, is expendable when it comes to advancing the cause. It is Agenda Über Alles, and I dont use German accidentally.
Since the concept of free speech was the focus of the terrorist attack on Charlie Hebdo, that focus had to be changed. After all, if you defend the freedom of speech, theres a possibility someone who isnt progressive would exercise that right. So the discussion surrounding the slaughter at Charlie Hebdo has shifted to one of appropriateness.
Progressive media outlets and talking heads acknowledged that people have the right to offend anyone, including Muslims, but should they? Shouldnt we err not on the side of caution (because that would be cowardly), but on the side of understanding? Isnt it wrong to offend peoples religion simply because you can? Obviously, I mean only Muslims, Christians and Jews be damned.
The right to offend is a wonderful and important part of free speech, but the act of offending is wrong and unnecessarily provocative.
Progressives are, at every level, attempting to limit the ability of Americans to say what they like, no matter how offensive some hypersensitive pajama-wearing, latte-sipping, ready-to-cry senior fellow might find the act.
Progressives may not share the tactics of those monsters in Paris, but there is no doubt they share the same goal.
They are right. I lost count on how many times a bunch of wing-nut Christians shot up a newspaper or magazine. /s
If they could get away with doing it, they would do it in a minute. They would not have the first qualm about killing any who oppose them if they could get away with it.
“Progressives” and “Islamic terrorists” are the same people. What was the murder of the NYPD officers but an act of Islamic terrorism? “Ismayyyiiiil” was told by the party leadership that killing cops was an acceptable expression of their ideology. (And of course, it’s always okay for a leftist to kill his ex-girlfriend: she betrayed the Revolution by breaking up with him.)
Think it’s extreme to say that “justice activists” are interchangeable with Islamic terrorists? Look at this:
Excellent essay. It is too bad the the title of the essay is not likely to catch the eye of those browsing the headlines.
This is why when the SHTF it will be such a pleasure to take these progs to the proverbial woodshed.
Progressives: murderers in waiting.
This explains, in part, the Left’s affinity for Islam. Also, many on the Left hunger for absolutes, and Islam offers them.
We need to address the root cause - Islam is Evil. Completely EVIL. Churchill understood.
A quote from an 1899 book by Winston Churchill, "The River War", in which he describes Muslims he apparently observed during Kitchener's campaign in the Sudan
How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many countries. Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live. A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement; the next of its dignity and sanctity. The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property - either as a child, a wife, or a concubine - must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men.
Individual Moslems may show splendid qualities. Thousands become the brave and loyal soldiers of the Queen; all know how to die; but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step; and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science - the science against which it had vainly struggled - the civilization of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilization of ancient Rome.
“....no act, no matter how barbaric, is as bad as opposing their political desire.”
Amen to that! They are extremely evil. They are devoid of human feeling. They sold their soul to Satan early on.
An excellent article and hopefully read by all those who believe ‘the left is waking up and smelling the coffee,’ or ‘political correctness is on its last legs’ rubbish.
There is indeed no difference between them
I submit that the early stages of just that is already happening in this country. As the Brownshirt(s) assaults on Jews and Jewish business were unofficially sanctioned by the Nazi government, so are assaults on, and murders of, non protected ethnics (whites) by protected ethnics such as blacks unofficially sanctioned by the progressive government here by the refusal to acknowledge it is happening AND the reluctance to prosecute those committing the crimes.
“American progressive left is radical Islam, only with a slightly smaller body count.” Um, how many alive unborn children has the leftist abortion ritual slaughtered? ... American ‘progressives’ are already responsible for the slaughter of tens of millions of alive, unborn, Americans, so they are body-count wise way ahead of the islamo-murderers in lethality and dead soulness. The American left is already ‘getting away with’ the wholesale murder of alive humans. Their objectives (as we see slowly being exposed in obamacare) are to move the slaughter from the womb to their desk-dwelling regulators.
But therein lies the rub. Progressives don’t have the guts to start the killing. That is why they rely on their other tried and true tactics with the reinforcing power of the media to back them up. Anyone who opposes them is ridiculed and portrayed as evil. Sure, failing that, they elevate to thuggery by brining in the Union storm troopers or the mindless 99%/Hands Up Don’t Shoot/I can’t breathe crowd. Even then killing isn’t the goal.
The left wants their coup d’état, their civil war but then don’t want to get their hands dirty doing it. Sooner or later they will have to and we shall see how the latte drinkers do then.
True - the modern American Left is quite content to rely on proxies for the realization of their ultimate dream - the slaughter of millions who do not and will not ever agree with them. They also believe that those same proxies will magically stay their hands when it comes to them.
Right, but they don't have guns, so they can't kill us, who disagree with them, off.
I would not argue against your assessment for one second. In fact, I am in total agreement.
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