This is what happens when leftids lose elections. They use what power they still have, mostly over the institutions of our culture, to try to silence their political opponents. They have this idea that the only reason anyone is not a liberal like themselves is because Fox News or Alex Jones tricked him into being a conservative. Shut down conservative voices in the media, they reason, and everyone will revert to the default position of being a left-wing schlub.
But what do leftids mean by “hate”? Hmm… Anything that deviates from their own position on any given issue? Hey, I think I just won a prize!
For really hot, steaming hate–if the word still means what most of us think it means–we have to turn to the New York Times, where they’ve just appointed one Sarah Jeong to their editorial board. Sarah denounces “dumbass f***ing white people,” says they are “like dogs,” and “only fit to live underground like groveling goblins.” (http://dailycaller.com/2018/08/02/new-york-times-sarah-jeong-racist/)
I wonder if a groveling goblin is worse than a deplorable.
Who’s going to ban this cutie?
But I won’t hold my breath waiting for that to happen.
P.S.–Do a I really have to issue a disclaimer that I don’t listen to Alex Jones, I don’t buy into his worldview, and, like, I’m not him? But I wouldn’t have it said I failed to defend his right to speak… when they’re done with him and work their way down to coming after me.
Lest we forget: the criminalization of “Climate Change Denial” was a plank in the Democrat platform. And at our colleges and looniversities where speech codes and intimidation reign supreme, 90% (or more!) of faculty and staff are Democrats.
That story about California’s proposed legislation to ban “fake news”–by which they mean any reportage or commentary that they, the exalted rulers, don’t like–has inspired some gloomy thoughts among my friends. Because the leftid Bad Guys are acting like they have every expectation of getting away with it.
Why do they think they can kill the First Amendment? Well, say some, they’ve just about completed the job of indoctrinating and radicalizing the young people of every Western country, and now all they have to do is wait for us old folks to die out–maybe even give us a little push in that direction. Keeping tabs on the colleges as we do, it’s hard to argue against that point. They really have done the job, and we have not only let them do it–we have bloody well paid them to do it!
I have a pessimistic nature; but I also have a duty to believe in God, and that the Judge of all the earth will do right. I cannot believe that God is prepared to hand over His whole creation to His enemies. Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord, and against His anointed, saying, Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.
He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision. Then shall He speak unto them in His wrath, and vex them in His sore displeasure… (Psalm 2:1-5)
You don’t want to be in their shoes when the Lord stops laughing.
How could it be harmful? It could “lead to unequal gender outcomes–” What? what the blazes are they talking about?–“in public and private aspects of people’s lives.” Which is silly, isn’t it, because if the government’s going to step in and regulate some “private aspect” if your life, it isn’t private anymore, is it?
What exactly is a “gender stereotype”? Search me. Any acknowledgement that there are men and women and that they aren’t exactly the same, aren’t interchangeable… but how, then, do you go about creating ads in which “gender stereotypes” do not appear? Sure, you can show people playing bridge, or some other activity in which “gender” is irrelevant. But, see, if you were to show a woman sitting at a sewing machine–well, that would be unforgivable! From now on, you can only show men using sewing machines. Oops–just created a new gender stereotype.
Do they have nothing more serious with which to occupy their time?
We don’t have a bunch of commissars in charge of advertising in our country–not yet we don’t. But even these dorks in Britain could surely find something more important to do, if they really put their minds to it: presuming they have minds. How about coming down on blatantly false advertising, eh?
But no–these are the whoopee crowd, our betters, the enlightened ones: and by thunder, they’re going to tell us what to say and what to think, and they are going to re-mold our culture in their own little know-it-all hands and bring forth Social Justice if it kills us…
As C.S. Lewis once pointed out, the robber will reach a point where he’s satiated; but the self-righteous do-gooder will never reach that point, will never have enough of meddling in other people’s lives. And if his ministrations are actually killing them, he will be quite unaware of it.