In his JWR column earlier this week , Dennis Prager writes of the suppression of free speech by the left, how they've used it to silence dissenting views and debate for over a hundred years going back to the Bolsheviks in Russia.
In today's America, he goes on to say, the left has been able to achieve the same thing, due to the fact that they control most of our major sources of information.
The left controls universities, nearly every news medium, and the entertainment industry. He should have added the publishing industry and big tech social media giants such as Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Google, Twitter, YouTube, and others.
Mr. Prager poses the question, why is it necessary for the left to stop all dissent? His answer, because they fear it. He's right. The left's arguments cannot compete with the logic and reason of conservative thought. He sums up by stating that the left must silence free speech because they have to. "If there is free speech, there is dissent. And if there is dissent, there is no more left." All this is true enough. But I have my own question.
How did we get here? How did the United States of America, a nation founded on personal freedoms, devolve into such a suppressive, restrictively dangerous society when it comes to expressing viewpoints that do not adhere to the politically correct orthodoxy of the left?
My answer, it was easy. It was accomplished with leftist indoctrination over the course of a few generations in our public schools and universities.
Yes, it started in the 1960's and metastasized as the decades went on. Slowly and surely the teachings of leftism crept into school curricula. It wasn't called "socialism," or "communism," or "Marxism" it was presented in terms that sound righteous and just, cloaked in all the Orwellian lies that the left has historically engaged in. "Social justice." "Equal rights." "Egalitarianism." "Redistribution of wealth." "Diversity."
Words like "fairness" came to mean that no one should be allowed to have any more than anyone else. And "equality." It isn't enough to have equal education and equal opportunity; all people must have equal results.
The idea of "group think" began, separating people into tribes. The idea of a "melting pot" was done away with. We were no longer the land of "e pluribus unum," we are divided into groups, the ones who are victims and the ones who victimize.
Today in our country students are taught that white men are bad, evil people whose main purpose is to enslave, incarcerate, and murder all other races and cultures. It's part and parcel of what they are, the white man can't change. Western culture is mostly ignored or given short shrift. White manÃ•s contributions to science, the arts, writing, philosophy, inventions, industry, and technology have been replaced with an elevation of multiculturalism and feminism.
The traditional nuclear family has been marginalized and special consideration is now given to two father households, two mother households, and no father households.
There is no difference, our students are taught, between a family with a mother and father and a family without one.
A family with two fathers and no mother or two mothers and no father is just as good as a family with one mother and one father.
A man who decides (either with or without surgery) to suddenly call himself a woman is fine and should be allowed to engage in all aspects of our society as such, even women's sports.
If one thinks of himself or herself as being a member of a race other than the one he or she was born into, then their choice must be honored and accepted by all of society. And don't forget, there are many more than just two sexes of human beings in the world today.
Crazy progressive ideas and doctrines such as these few examples are part of the daily instruction of our children in our schools and universities and they have been going on for decades.
For at least two or three generations. Is it any wonder then that we now have adult people in positions of power within academia, social media, business, entertainment, sports, and virtually every corner of our society who believe what they have been taught since the day they entered public school?
And these indoctrinated people believe wholeheartedly that anyone who doesn't hold the same views as they were taught are either evil or stupid and unworthy to be heard in a public square. In fact ideas that differ from progressive ideology are downright dangerous and need to be silenced.
55 years of leftist indoctrination of our people is how we got to where we are today. Another question is, what do we do about it? But that must be left for another time.
Nevertheless, we have all the usual suspects out there in front of any microphone they can find condemning the president, demanding he leave office immediately, even though it's only a matter of days before the Democrats take over the presidency. If they had their way, I'm positive, he would be yanked out of the White House physically, preferably in handcuffs, and perp walked into jail to await a trial, which would ultimately imprison him for the rest of his natural life.
If you read Peggy Noonan's latest screed on what needs to be done about President Trump, you know what I say is absolutely correct. That woman has more hate in her soul than anyone I can think of. Talk about sanctimonious elitists!
President Trump never knew just how right he was years ago when he called the accusations he was being charged with "a witch hunt." Actually, the Democrats and never-Trumpers are worse than the Salem witch hunters. Those naâ€¢ve people of Salem actually believed the ones they were condemning were evil, in league with the devil. The Trump witch hunters know damn well that the president did nothing to deserve the torture they've put him through. Today's witch hunters are the evil ones in league with the devil.
As it stands now, President Trump will not resign. Why should he? He did nothing wrong but demand justice and accountability in the presidential election. He is legally entitled to do that. And the vice president will not invoke the 25th Amendment. He would be crazy to do that. So that only leaves our old, old friend, nasty Nancy Pelosi to once again do her worst and start impeachment hearings for a second time.
In the next few days we will see hate like never before coming out of media and the Democrats. You see, no matter what they tell you, the real instigators of hatred are those on the left. They incite hate, violence and upheaval. This is their M.O. It's how they operate. Always has been. This thing isn't over yet. I'm afraid that the worst is yet to come. And when it does you can thank the left for it.
The left, the instigators of progressive change, the haters of America will never stop until they have totally transformed our country into something that our forefathers never intended. These people hate America and everything it represents. It's a shame that too many of our fellow Americans just don't get it.