They screech about race, and demand people never stereotype or make racial judgments. Yet they are the ones who also demand we label people according to skin color. Asian-American, African-American, Hispanic-America, This-American, That-American. People either race is important, or it is not important!
They are always quick to question why terrorists or dictators attack Western nations. “Why do they hate us?” “What did we do to anger them?” “We need to reach out and understand them.” These are things you will regularly here when attacks on Israel, the UK, or the U.S. by terrorists are discussed. Yet, when one of those nations retaliates, and attacks terror groups, or the dictators, the same Liberals rarely take the same attitude do they? When did you last here Michael Moore, or Rosie O’Donnell ask, what al-Qaeda did to make America so mad? How about their demands that Hamas, or Hezbollah understand how Israel feels? Ever hear those questions from the Left? Nope!
Look at the manner in which Liberals approach free speech. During the Bush presidency, we heard Liberal after Liberal declare that President Bush was crushing freedom of speech, and destroying dissent. Of course, these charges were moronic and had absolutely no basis in anything realistic. Generally, some Liberal would make some controversial statements, which, of course, is their right. Then, when a Conservative would use that same right to take them to task for their comments, the Liberal would cry that their right to speak freely was being denied.
Foolish as those arguments were, they were nothing to the reaction of most Liberals to what went down in Venezuela, a few years ago. There Hugo Chavez, an avowed Marxist shut down the nation’s most popular broadcast station when it criticized him too harshly. Clearly, he was, in fact, crushing political dissent and free speech! Where were the Liberal voices of outrage over this? Nowhere to be heard, nowhere at all. They suddenly had no interest in defending free speech. The same folks who defined American dissent as the purest form of patriotism had no interest in defending Venezuela’s dissenters as patriots. Instead, many liberals embrace Chavez as a liberator. Liberator? Really?
Therefore, according to the Leftist Doctrine, if your speech is debated or challenged THAT constitutes crushing your freedom. However, if a Marxist actually closes down radio or TV stations that questions his policies, and then calls out his military to quash protests, THAT constitutes social justice?
Consider the whole phenomenon of political correctness for a moment, In the interest of ideals like inclusiveness, sensitivity, and tolerance; Liberals have implemented speech codes and free-speech zones on college campuses. They have stolen school newspapers that contained op-ed pieces they disagreed with. They have over and again attempted to not allow Conservative speakers at commencement ceremonies. Does this sound like a consistent pursuit of freedom of speech for all? Certainly not!
Look at other “PC” campaigns. In the quest to never, ever, even come anywhere close to offending anyone, Liberal activists have sought to erase totally chapters of American history, which they deem offensive. The most glaring example would be where the War Between the States is concerned. Time after time, Southerners have seen their Confederate ancestors attacked, demonized, and treated as if they were Nazi storm troopers. Confederate flags, Confederate monuments, holidays that honor truly great men like Davis, Lee, Jackson, and others have become targets for extermination.
The reason we are told is simple. These symbols are, or might be “offensive” to some. Therefore, they must be torn down, taken out of public view and not discussed at all. Hmmm, they cry sensitivity, but what of those people who enjoy honoring their ancestors? Or who enjoy teaching the history of the war without politically correct editing? What of THEIR feelings? Oh, they do not count I suppose. In true Marxist fashion, I suppose that some animals are, indeed more equal than others?
Ah, the examples of Liberal inconsistency just keep piling up don’t they? How about the Liberal’s tolerance where Christmas is concerned? The ACLU has been trying to eradicate this holiday for years now. All in the name of “separation of church and state” try finding that phrase in our Constitution. Go on, try! It is not there, never was, never. What the Constitution, a document the Left claims to embrace, says is VERY CLEAR! It says, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
Now, let us apply logic and common sense. Is a student thanking God at graduation, an act of Congress? Is a Nativity scene on a courthouse lawn? How about a town with a Christmas parade? A prayer before a football game? How do these, which have all been targeted by the ACLU, as unconstitutional, equal Congress making a law respecting an establishment of religion? Of course not! Yet the Left, which will tell us all how they are the most ardent defenders of the Constitution, are constantly trying to stop these activities despite the fact that their activities are far in fact unconstitutional. Yes, trying to stop someone from praying IS a violation of the First Amendment!
There are so many more examples of the Left’s inconsistent principles, it could fill a book, a big, big, book! But, the examples cited here ought to be enough to make any truly open-minded Liberal stop and re-examine what they are truly fighting for. If they are to be taken seriously by anyone except their own selves, then they must start being consistent to their stated principles, instead of pulling out those stated principles when it is convenient for them, and putting them away when it is not! In short, convenience has its place, and can be a good thing, but consistency, that is truly irreplaceable!