Monday, August 10, 2015

Because the Left has shown how effective it is.


“Is this the type of country we want to live in?” That is the question posed by Mary Katharine Ham and Guy Benson, a pair of waggish conservative commentators, as they ponder the fate of the d.j. who got fired for playing “Blurred Lines.” They are the authors of a new book titled “End of Discussion: How the Left’s Outrage Industry Shuts Down Debate, Manipulates Voters, and Makes America Less Free (and Fun).” They argue that what might seem like hypersensitivity is actually a form of political combat. Borrowing from the language of soccer, they write, “America is turning into a country of floppers, figuratively grabbing our shins in fabricated agony over every little possible offense in hopes of working the refs.” Kirsten Powers, a liberal—though a heterodox one—and a Fox News pundit, delivers an even starker verdict in “The Silencing: How the Left Is Killing Free Speech.” She detects, among those she might once have considered ideological allies, “an aggressive, illiberal impulse to silence people,” which often takes the form of meta-intolerance—that is, intolerance of any view that is judged to be intolerant.

1 comment:

Toby said...

I don't really get the point of your blog. You scour the Internet so you can post links to people who agree with you about how wrong dems and liberals and progressives are. Are you planning on adding to the discussion, or is it just about reflecting the same old negative stuff every day about people you appear to loath and hate? Is the obvious loathing and hate so visible here a reflection of your unrepentant Catholic bias you proclaim in the header of you blog? Let's hear what Peter Sean Bradley would do to fix the world. We know who you hate, tell us what you propose to do about health care and jobs and off-shoring and the tax code and pedophiles and statutory rapists (two of your "pet subjects") and labor unions and 20% of Republicans supporting Donald Trump and Iran and ISIS and Abortion. What, exactly, do you propose to fix our neo-conservative Catholic western civilization? I am truly curious.

Who links to me?