America’s Cycles of Change

The Hypocrisy of Liberal Hatred

Tue, 29 November 2016

Since the November 8 presidential election, some interesting things have been happening.

Former liberal friends by the score have been unfriending my wife Debbie and myself not just because we voted for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, but in some cases because they simply suspected us – correctly of course – of so doing so.

Whatever happened to pluralism, tolerance, and reaching out hands to opponents – all values that pre-1960s American liberalism quite correctly prided itself of upholding.

Now we have the new phenomenon of “fake news” invented overnight – a spark instantaneously fanned into flames by CNN, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Huffington Post and many others.

But who will decide what news is “valid” and what is “fake”? Why CNN, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Huffington Post and their fellow “good” liberal platforms of course.

Does it bother them that are calling for the abolition of one of the oldest, most sacred and cherished enshrined values in America – freedom of the speech and freedom of the press? Clearly, it does not.

For more than 220 years, those values, enshrined in the Bill of Rights and the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States – have been held to apply to freedom of ideas and speech that may express ridiculous or reprehensible values. The Founding Fathers and their worthy successors rightly recognized that freedom of speech and the rights of a free press were must either be universal and indivisible, or bound to become increasingly more restrictive and hypocritical to rapidly fail.

As is happening before our eyes today.

On Twitter and other social media, shameful, disgusting outright calls for even the assassination of the President-elect are being openly aired.

No call for them to be suppressed en masse.

As the liberal mania to end freedom of speech in the name of defending of speech gathers its insane juggernaut, momentum, I am reminded of the wisdom of two very different American leaders.

In the 1930s, when Senator Huey Long of Louisiana was asked whether fascism, Nazi or Mussolini-style could ever come to America, he replied, “Sure it can: Only it’ll be called anti-fascism.”

The anti-fascist liberal fascists are in full cry now- preaching hatred in the name of love, practicing the beginnings of political persecution in the name of tolerance and glorying in their extremist passions in the name of moderation.

The Grapes of Wrath are close to harvest for those with eyes to see.