The New McCarthyites and Their New Blacklisting
“There’s no ‘cancel culture, you conservative snowflakes!” the Democrats lied
For decades, the American Left in general and then, starting in the eighties, the Democrats in particular, told us one of the greatest sins in America’s history was…
You thought I was going to write, ‘slavery,’ didn’t you?
Nope. That didn’t get mentioned much. Too long ago, and Black Power was on the rise, and Democrats were thrilled with the Left’s wins for improving (not perfecting) the lot of black Americans. Blacks (not yet African Americans) were empowered, don’t even TALK about slavery, these are equal people, they’ve never been slaves.
The greatest sin in our recent past was McCarthyism, when a Witch Hunt was on for non-existant Russian spies in America. (Except they existed, but whatever.”
Americans should not have been dragged before cameras and forced, under threat of imprisonment and having their careers and lives ruined by being labelled a Russian spy…a Russian colluder, you could say…to tell congresspeople their most private political beliefs. Leftists, intellectuals, Jews and others were attacked, hounded and ruined under the guise of protecting us from Russians. That there were actual Russian agents working against our government often gets ignored when the left, especially Hollywood liberals, bemoaned the destruction of careers and the imprisonment of people for not giving testimony.
The heroes were those people who, when called before congress, did not respond to questions about their association with Russians.
One of our representatives informed us he had incontrovertible proof that there were Russian agents working in Washington. When asked to produce this real, hard evidence, this person produced…nothing.
You’re smart enough to know where I’m going, so I’ll cut to the chase.
The Democratic party is sitting back and rubbing its collective hands and grinning with pleasure as the country is thrown into chaos.
When have we seen the Democratic heroes and icons — the Obamas, the Clintons, the Speaker of the House — standing in front of those cameras they love and the reporters who love them, and taking a politically risky move for the sake of the nation, and said, “This isn’t us. If you’re for violence, and skipping the democratic process and destroying property instead of using the process we all abide by to make change — we don’t want your vote”?
We didn’t see it on election night 2016. If Obama and Hillary Clinton were genuinely outraged about destruction of property and protests on the night we chose our next leader, they would have gone in front of those cameras and said, “Knock it off.”
The Left and the media (part of the same thing, let’s be honest) demand every Republican refute every example of a “MAGA” act of violence. I have yet to see Adam Schiff asked to produce his evidence. How hard was Nancy Pelosi pressed after her idiotic “people will do things” comment about the destruction of statues like those her father had put up?
All of this is not some passive oversight. One of the Black Lives Matter representatives said the group’s purpose was getting Trump out of office, before November if possible. Another BLM member speaking to the press said, ‘If U.S. doesn’t give us what we want, then we will burn down this system and replace it’.
BLM distanced themselves from the “burn down this system” quote, and it was immediately characterized as “BLM corrected Trump.”
If BLM were a conservative group, that quote would be mentioned daily as an AH HA! moment of unwitting honesty.
All this is the support structure for something that began in the eighties: Campus speech codes. For forty years, we have been teaching our kids that they should be protected from scary ideas, from ideas which make them nervous, that ‘free speech’ laws do not cover ‘hate speech.’
And now, after decades of skrimaging, the Left is openly, proudly calling for a minority-owned company to be boycotted because the head of that company said he liked how the President of the United States is doing his job.
Think about that: an elected representative is calling for a minority-owned company to be boycotted for the crime of saying he liked the sitting president of our country.
“You snowflakes just don’t want there to be consequences for your HATE!” someone said today.
This is the essence of thuggery, trying to cause pain to fellow Americans, not by meeting opinion with opinion, and certainly not shrugging and getting on with important things, but to create the sense that if you express an opinion that is The Wrong Opinion, your livelihood can be threatened.
Everything we are experiencing in this country now is being transmitted to us by the powerful leftists in this country to create an outcome in November that isn’t about discussion or debate, isn’t about winning people over with ideas. Since Donald Trump was elected, the Democrats have not made any effort to discuss ideas — even those ideas they used to agree with, like building walls to reduce illegal immigration and all the human pain it causes.
The Democrats are behaving as others did early in the twentieth century. They have educated the young and curated a sense of entitlement in them. Ask the mostly white marchers in a Black Lives Matter event about how many black men are killed by police each year, and you will be called gay slurs. Ask them what they want from a president, and they ask for free education, free healthcare, a guaranteed minimum wage…
And if you question any of this, or even say that all people’s lives matter, you will be branded a racist.
Saying you explicitly DO NOT want anyone treated differently because of the color of their skin is now considered racist.
These young people are being cultivated by their elders to put pressure on their parents and neighbors to put others in power. These are not rebellious youth, these are conforming youth, youth that wants nothing more than to continue being childish, coddled. And if you defy them, you will be silenced.
The Democrats are the new McCarthyites. Too bad for the rest of us today’s young people have no idea who McCarthy was and why what he did was hated…until his methods became useful for the left.