The left isn’t interested in fairness or civility in pursuit of their goals, so why should we be? Take the situation at Ole Miss (the University of Mississippi), 30 miles from my hometown. The press is blowing this situation out of proportion because the connection between Ole Miss, James Meredith and racism in the 50’s and 60’s is very easy for a lazy “journalist” at the Washington Post to make:
A protest at the University of Mississippi against the re-election of President Barack Obama grew into crowd of about 400 people with shouted racial slurs as rumors of a riot spread on social media. Two people were arrested on minor charges.
The university said in a statement Wednesday that the gathering at the student union began late Tuesday night with about 30 to 40 students, but grew within 20 minutes as word spread. Some students chanted political slogans while others used derogatory racial statements and profanity, the statement said.
It is a very, very easy calculation for a liberal, Obama supporting member of the “media” to make: Ole Miss+protest+Obama+James Meredith=(rednecks and racism)2…and they go right there in the third paragraph:
The incident comes just after the 50th anniversary of violent rioting that greeted the forced integration of Ole Miss with the enrollment of its first black student, James Meredith.
I also don’t get the dateline/byline of the article – it says Jackson, Mississippi – Ole Miss is in Oxford and Oxford is about a 4-5 hour drive down I-55 to get to Jackson.
But this is what we can expect. There is no mention of possible legitimate political protest – it sure isn’t the way that the teacher’s union protests in Wisconsin were covered. Let’s face it – the media won. They got their messiah re-elected. Every bit of criticism now is going to be racist, no matter what, 24/7/365.
I honestly thought about giving up and shutting down this blog – no loss to the world if it was gone, I told myself…and then I thought about it on the plane back to Scotland. The more I considered it, the more determined I became.
That is exactly what the left, the socialists and the proto-Marxists want – to stamp out the opposition, to quiet the rabble so that they can go about their job of creating the worker’s paradise that is a communist state.
I won’t do it.
I agree with Mark Levin:
We conservatives, we do not accept bipartisanship in the pursuit of tyranny. Period. We will not negotiate the terms of our economic and political servitude. Period. We will not abandon our child to a dark and bleak future. We will not accept a fate that is alien to the legacy we inherited from every single future generation in this country. We will not accept social engineering by politicians and bureaucrats who treat us like lab rats, rather than self-sufficient human beings. There are those in this country who choose tyranny over liberty. They do not speak for us, 57 million of us who voted against this yesterday, and they do not get to dictate to us under our Constitution.
We are the alternative. We will resist. We’re not going to surrender to this. We will not be passive, we will not be compliant in our demise. We’re not good losers, you better believe we’re sore losers! A good loser is a loser forever. Now I hear we’re called ‘purists.’ Conservatives are called purists. The very people who keep nominating moderates, now call us purists the way the left calls us purists. Yeah, things like liberty, and property rights, individual sovereignty, and the Constitution, and capitalism. We’re purists now. And we have to hear this crap from conservatives, or pseudo-conservatives, Republicans.
It is not time to become bi-partisan or conciliatory, not time to soften. It is time to harden the edge – and if that takes coarse language that the left seems to understand, then so be it. If it takes ridicule of their stupidity, then that’s what it takes. I will not go out of my way to be disrespectful but I will meet challenges aggressively and affirmatively…and at times that may entail being a little less polite than I have been in the past.