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One way to go: Left

It’s no longer about gay “marriage,” if it ever really was. And it’s no longer an issue freedom-loving people can ignore. Nor is it insignificant, or meaningless. If there was such a thing as a reasonable Left, it could perhaps have been resolved in a fashion that guaranteed the most liberty for the greatest number of people, and everyone’s (gay and straight) right to be left alone would have remained mostly intact. But that would have been the case only if this remained a true republic governed by the Constitution of the Founders–America, instead of “America” v2.0–and if the benighted brats and fools residing on the ground formerly occupied by that republic were still truly Americans.

Instead, here we are.

When the journalist asked owners of a small, rural pizzeria the equivalent of ”are you now or have you ever been a member of a traditional church?” they answered honestly. So the reporter juiced up the headline by claiming the business refused to serve gays. National outlets ran with the useful lie. The rest is mob violence history.

Progressives threatened to rob Memories Pizza, kill the owners, and burn it to the ground. The terrified couple locked up the store and were too afraid to leave their home due to the threats. This pizza place had never been asked to cater a same-sex wedding — or any wedding ever. It had never refused service to anyone. The owners had never threatened physical harm against a soul.

Tumbrels rolled down Main Street anyway. Jealous at the online buzz, now CNN is calling random businesses to out the traditionally religious. The crowd must be sated. Dissent must be crushed.

All this time, I naively viewed the legalization of same-sex marriage as the goal of its proponents. Well-meaning people who wanted the same legal rights as their heterosexual brothers and sisters. How could my marriage be damaged by simply allowing another couple the same options I enjoy?

But for many activists, same-sex marriage was just a convenient tactic to achieve a much broader goal. Their real desire was to silence dissent. To drive the traditional, the conservative, and the religious underground. To destroy their businesses and threaten their lives. To ensure the minority understood there was no place for them in this nation.

I hope that one day, progressives will learn how to accept people different from themselves. But now that SSM is nearly a fait accompli, I’m wondering which wedge issue will be used next to hammer the stubborn square pegs into the round holes of post-Obama America.

I wonder too. But none of us need wonder for a moment about whether or not there will be one–and it will revolve around a manufactured “right” that no one had even conceived of before, the idea of which currently would seem perfectly absurd. But we also shouldn’t imagine that our descent into brutal Left tyranny will ever be considered complete by our new masters:

At some point, the social-justice warrior crowd is going to incite their people into something more than Ferguson or Occupy or Internet harassment. At some point, their fanatic desire to erase God from the hearts and minds and actions of red America will cross a threshold. Someday, in some town, a Christian shopkeeper who becomes the focus of the 4chan or Reddit Rage Machine will be killed by some militant atheist or black bloc kid or some other flavor of crazy. That day, their rage won’t come from the click of a mouse, but from the barrel of a gun.

On that day, instead of reacting with horror and disgust, someone important enough in their social-justice-warrior universe–be it a political figure, a celebrity, or just a popular activist–will say something like, “I abhor violence, but…”

On the day that “but” becomes acceptable on the Left, it’s a ratchet that turns only one way. When political violence becomes mainstreamed, it infects a society quickly. It’s a short, quick slide into hell. The tolerance crowd will read that scenario and explode with denials. They’re never going to call for violence. Leftism is a peaceful religion. (Sound familiar?)

Sorry, kids. The twentieth century (really, every century) is replete with examples of the boundaries of civilization fraying when the cause of the day made religiously or ideologically driven violence acceptable. In almost every case, the owners of the dominant share of cultural and social power did let it happen there. I fear that even here, even now we’re not beyond it.

If, following a breathless media report, it’s okay to destroy the business of someone who objects to you or your lifestyle on religious grounds, why not burn their home down? Does someone like that really deserve to have a place to live? Why not torch his cars? His kids are allowed in school? Hell, why not drag those hateful, homophobic bigots outside and hang them, pour encourager les autres? Of course, it couldn’t happen here, says America’s justice-warrior class, “We just want you to stop having Wrong Thoughts.”

The Rage Machine’s footsoldiers are unable to imagine consequence, or accountability–and it shows. They’ve been told what the Wrong Thoughts are and, by Tyson, they’re going to punish the people who hold them. You might think some vestigial moral center of the Left would rein in their vanguard, but as in so many cases before, they’re hiding behind the “it can’t happen here” argument. It resonates well in their minds–and with their media enablers.

I imagine that promise sits less comfortably with the uneasy ghosts of Germany, Russia, China, Cambodia, Vietnam, Armenia, Bosnia, Rwanda, and a hundred other less-known excursions into correcting the Wrong Thoughts of the Wrong People.

What we’re now seeing is not the culmination (as I said above, there will never be one; the Leftist gun will ever be at our backs to coerce us on) but the inevitable next step on the Leftist totalitarian path. As with gun control, battling “climate change,” the growth of the welfare state, and every single other issue you can think of in which the Left considers itself to have a vital interest–which is all of them; it’s not called “totalitarianism” for nothing, you know–the push will be relentless, remorseless, and never-ending.

They will not stop. And we will not be rid of them until either they are dead or we are enslaved. That is their one true goal. It is their only goal. And they by God intend to attain it, by any and all means they deem necessary.

Better recognize that simple fact now, folks, before it’s demonstrated for you personally, and in an irrevocable way. I’ll guarantee you that those who have been hounded out of their homes and businesses by the baying, vicious mob don’t harbor any illusions about their tormenters’ “good intentions,” or about just what kind of people we’re up against, and to what lengths they might go. And sooner better than later lest we end up realizing it only when the European Jews did, on the last step of their own Leftward journey: into the cattle cars, ovens, gas chambers, and crematoriums.

Think that’s a bit much? Maybe you ought to ask George Zimmerman, Darren Wilson, Brendon Eich, Barronelle Stutzman, Crystal O’Connor, or any of an ever-growing list of people given the Leftist mob treatment about it.

No, none of those people were killed–yet. That does NOT amount to a compelling argument for trusting that the Left would never go quite that far; it’s more an issue of timing than of will and intent. History demonstrates over and over that they not only will, but in actual fact have. When the first of us is left swinging from a gibbet or lying on bloody ground by them, guys like Ross Douthat and Jazz Shaw will probably be surprised; will you? How about after the tenth? Or thousandth? Or millionth?

I keep saying it: the road we’re on only goes one way, and ends up in a very well-known and familiar place. There are plenty of signs and markers along the route that indicate the destination, and only a fool would be shocked when we finally arrive there after our Long March.

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9 thoughts on “One way to go: Left

  1. Well, as I recall, the Gaystapo did almost claim a scalp in the shooting incident a couple of years ago at the Family Research Council in Washington, DC and it was only through the intervention of a FRC security guard – who was himself shot – that nobody died there.

    That shooting was a direct result of the vilification of Chick-Fil-A and the Southern Poverty Law Center’s labeling of FRC as a “hate group” for their support of traditional marriage. The shooter even brought in a bag full of Chick-Fil-A sandwiches, which he apparently intended to leave by the bodies of the people he planned to kill…and SPLC literature, from which he gleaned the organization’s DC address.

    I’m just wondering what the final straw will be that causes normal, decent Americans to start giving the Left a taste of their own medicine…suddenly, violently and all over the place. Because that’s the only thing I can see that will restore at least a modicum of discretion and sanity to a Left that is out of control, and for all intents and purposes is above/beyond the law.

  2. I fear you are right about how this will end. And the proggies will be scratching their pointy empty heads wondering why.

  3. I believe that every citizen of the United States should have the same rights as every other citizen, whether they are black, hispanic, white,Jewish, Nazi, or a asshole in general. That being said, a lot of people who identify as being a minority, gay, or on the Left want to belong to a “more equal” group than most of the nation. They want to be in effect a superior caste, or aristocratic class by themselves. That ain’t gonna happen.

  4. I’m sorry but the Left has passed the line long ago and there is a long line of corpses to demonstrate it. Whites have been targetted for every “wrong” imaginable. Our elites tell us whites have some special unearned rights based on skin tone. I am unaware if this gets me a free Starbucks or admission into the Ivy Leagues or an audience with our Emperor God Obama.

    I do know that blacks targetting whites are not guilty of hate crimes. That blacks are never guilty of crimes. That queers deserve special rights. Any society that operates this way is headed in one direction. Ask how it worked out in Celyon, the Balkans, East Africa, Nigeria, the Sudan, Iraq or Lebanon.

    If you do not prepare for what is approaching you deserve what you get. And the people like Cuomo who tell you that your rights do not come from God, but from the government, have a special train and accommodations ready for you in their future workers paradise.

  5. …”Therefore, as much as my soul laments against the harsh truth before me, I make this declaration to my enemies who press me into this battle, that none shall be able to afterwards say “I did not know, you did not warn me”;

    I do not care why you took that job with the government, or why you continue to hold it. I only know that you have become Judas and sold yourself to an oppressive state – your government office buildings and vehicles are part of the battlefield, and as a soldier I shall act accordingly.

    I do not care why, as a journalist, you choose to spin and corrupt the news, rather than report the plain truth and let the people judge for themselves. I only know that you have violated the public trust in the most vile and seditious manner, and thus your homes, offices, studios, vehicles, and any other place you may find yourself are part of the battlefield, and as a soldier I shall act accordingly.”

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    http://ncrenegade.com/editorial/a-time-to-kill/

    Let them taste the bitter fruit which they have cultivated throughout our country, our society, for the last hundred years. Surely, it is poison; and surely, they ought to reap that which they have sown. As surely as there is a just God in Heaven.
    Let the drones, the MRAPS and machine guns signed over to the police, the trains, the FEMA camps, the death chambers, and every other evil instrument which they have prepred be used against them; and let us not rest, until every last progressive demon in our nation has been eliminated in the most absolute way. They have planned and prepared to do exactly that to us, and so it is right and just that their own designs should be applies to them, most thoroughly.

    Surely, we have been warned.
    We will not be disarmed;
    We will not go quietly;
    We will not obey your “laws”;
    We know that you are willing
    to kill and imprision us.

    Now you must know that
    we will not bother with prisions,
    because you are incorrigible.
    W will kill you. All of you.
    YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED

  6. I believe that what you say is correct and inevitable. It is also inevitable that they will start the fight with their deliberate provocations (which God will permit and possibly encourage to set His ambush against them). It is also inevitable that the last man standing will be God’s man who gets his courage, strategy, tactics and righteous rage on his knees in prayer.

    Don’t fight for freedom; fight for the Holiness and Honor of the God who gives us freedom. Fight for the innocent, fight for justice as God defines it, fight for the family, fight for righteousness sake, rage against the wicked and the evil that men do.

    Never fight against a man who is willing to fight and has turned his prayer closet into a war room. There be something much worse than dragons there.

  7. @WesS: “I’m just wondering what the final straw will be that causes normal, decent Americans to start giving the Left a taste of their own medicine…suddenly, violently and all over the place.”

    That presumes that “normal, decent Americans” have the will do engage in that sort of thing. A big part of the reason that the Left is getting as aggressive as it is, is because that will very much appears to be lacking. Hell, the supposed “leaders” of the Right are all to happy to collaborate with the Left, often enough. Weakness encourages aggression, unfortunately.

  8. Veritas: true, but likewise, I have a rope and light pole picked out for every one of them, starting on Constitution and Independence Avenues, Da Capitol. got rope?

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