You look at the state of today’s world of politics and all you will find is rabid hatred that goes well beyond reason on one side and constant push back against such things on the other (mainly Trump, but a few others as well like Rand Paul and Ted Cruz).
We see tech giants like Facebook and Twitter punishing those who think differently from them while allowing terrorist organizations, former terrorist leaders and open racists to continually sow discord and hateful bigotry just because they side with the Left or are Muslim (or both).
But on an individual basis, things aren’t particularly great either. What do I mean by that? Well, before I get much more into it, allow me to talk about the big reason I decided to write this at this time.
Recently, a conservative pro-life activist, journalist and commentator named DC McAllister was subject to seemingly legitimate threats of rape and murder, not only of her, but even her family.
Obviously, such threats and actions go further beyond Twitter and Facebook’s tendency to simply ban someone and effectively silencing them. Such threats are not only meant to silence people, but to terrorize them. And if those threats are legitimate, they go even beyond, to the point where physical, emotional and mental harm is caused to a human being.
But what did McAllister do or say that would garner such response? Apparently, this tweet: “At the root of #abortion hysteria is women’s unhinged desire for irresponsible sex. Sex is their god. Abortion is their sacrament. It’s abhorrent as women have flung themselves from their heights of being the world’s civilizing force to the muck and mire of dehumanizing depravity.”
Harsh, but truthful words. There is nothing in that tweet that I disagree with. But naturally, there are those who disagree tremendously.
Now, it’s one thing to disagree with this. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion and to expressing their own opinion. However, what NO ONE is entitled to is making threats to other people that they will rape them and/or kill them. NO ONE has that right. But it’s when people do these sort of things that we really see the death of civil discourse.
I don’t think I have to explain to you how such threats are not civil. Whenever someone threatens violence against someone else, that is when you have a break in civil discourse. This is what annoys me about Antifa thugs and the way they are portrayed. The media will defend them and call them “angels” when they are being devilishly evil, threatening people, destroying property and often times harming others. They're breaking the law.
And there are countless times that I can recall where conservatives have fallen victim to this break in civil discourse and venturing into barbarism.
While nothing has yet happened to DC McAllister, and we hope and pray nothing does, this would not be the first time someone has at least made threats against someone, let alone actually tried something.
Last year, we had a socialist Bernie supporter use the Left’s most hated weapon, an AR-15, to shoot Republicans during a baseball game between members of Congress with the intention to kill as many Republicans as possible. The Left went on to blame this on Republicans two days later.
About a year ago, Sen. Rand Paul was assaulted by a Leftist neighbor. Recently, a socialist threatened to shoot up a MAGA event at a Trump Hotel in D.C. And there have been countless other times in which deranged socialists have threatened to assassinate Trump or kill conservatives.
Hollywood actors have stated their desire to beat Trump to a pulp. Even former VP Joe Biden has done this multiple times. Recently, a Broadway actress “joked”: “where is John Wilkes Booth when you need him?” And shortly after Trump was elected, David Brooks casually mentioned that Trump should consider whether he wanted to resign, be impeached or be assassinated.
Putting together the tasteless jokes, the open desire to use violence against someone they disagree with, the threats made against conservatives’ lives and even the actual attempts at taking people’s lives, I really do have to ask: how is any of this considered tolerable or OK? How can anyone say to me that Leftists are tolerant?
From what I can see, Leftists are the most intolerant people around! Doing a simple Google search for the definition of “tolerance”, what Google comes up with is the following: “the ability or willingness to tolerate something, in particular the existence of opinion or behaviors that one does not necessarily agree with.”
Ignoring the fact that Google uses the word to define the word and that’s something that annoys me, under such a definition, the Left is THE OPPOSITE OF TOLERANT!
When you think of Leftist tolerance, what comes to mind? Aside from the fact that it’s as real as a leprechaun, a unicorn or a successful socialist country, one thinks of tolerance for gay people, tolerance for transgender people, tolerance for Muslims, etc. When a Leftist says he’s tolerant, this is what he means.
However, for the most part, all of those things are part of what the Left ALREADY AGREES WITH!
Now, before some people get mad at me, I’m not saying all gay people are Leftists. Matter of fact, I know a good deal of gay people who are Trump supporters and are conservatives in every other aspect of their lives. However, one cannot be faulted for believing most gay people tend to be liberals.
After all, it was the Left that sought to legalize gay marriage. It’s the Left that seeks to normalize gender dysphoria. It’s typically been the Left that has “helped” gay people in their agenda.
According to Google, that’s not tolerance. Tolerance is tolerating what you disagree with. The Left, for the most part, does not disagree with the LGBT agenda and community. The Left LOVES whatever is against God and Christianity. Since homosexuality is a sin, it makes sense for most gay people to be against God and be Leftists.
Gay marriage disrupts the idea of the sanctity of marriage and disrupts the nuclear family. Transgenderism disrupts the idea that God created someone perfectly and the way He wanted them (and disrupts a basic scientific principle).
The Left ADORES whatever can cause chaos and disruption, particularly against Christianity and God. And it’s that adoration for such chaos and disruption that perfectly exposes how intolerant they are.
They only “tolerate” what they agree with and who they agree with. The ironic thing is that if a gay person claims he or she is conservative, the Left becomes livid and trashes them, further exposing their intolerance. So it’s not that they are tolerant of gay people. They are just tolerant of the ones that agree with them. And as Google tells us, that’s not tolerance at all.
In regards to the Republicans at the baseball game, Rand Paul, Donald Trump, DC McAllister and every other conservative person who has either been threatened for their beliefs or has actually been attacked for their beliefs, you can see right there the intolerance of the Left. You can see perfectly the death of civil discourse.
Having a civil argument with someone regarding politics is increasingly difficult. Not only because people will sometimes have such nuclear responses, but because there is another way to destroy civil discourse.
What I talked about mostly was the worst kind of destruction of civil discourse: flat out threats and violence. But another way people destroy civil discourse is every single time someone uses the race card or the gender card or the gay card or something that victimizes the user and accuses the other person of some form of bigotry.
“You disagree with my position? RACIST!” “You are punishing me for cheating during a tennis game? Racist and sexist!” “You are arresting a colored person because they broke the law? CLASSIC RACIST PIG!”
It is altogether impossible to have civil discourse with such people because it quickly devolves into a screaming match about who is and isn’t a bigot for the sole reason of holding a differing point of view. It’s asinine, but it’s ever present in today’s world.
This sort of disruption of civil discourse can be traced to the Left’s attempts at victimizing everyone. Every time a cop shoots a colored person, they immediately believe racism is the cause. Not that maybe the colored person was a threat to someone (granted, there are cases when the colored person was not a legitimate threat to anyone and was still gunned down), but that the cops simply wanted to kill a black person or a Hispanic.
Obama even had an entire PROGRAM designed to overlook the crimes committed by minorities (misdemeanors, mostly).
So it’s the Left, with their vivid intolerance towards those they disagree with and their tendency to victimize a group of people, who have a hand in the deterioration and ultimate death of civil discourse.
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