When the left talks about freedom, it means freedom for those who conform. When it talks about diversity, it means my way or the highway. Political correctness must be enforced. Dissent will not be tolerated. So much for the left and its concept of freedom and liberation.
Of course, the left will say to us, “No, you are the ones who require conformity. You are the ones who refuse to recognize marriage when it’s different from what you’re used to. You are the ones who want to forbid a woman from having control over her own body. It is our side, the left, which loves freedom.”
When it comes to abortion, notice that despite our refusal to accept that horrendous practice, the right is not forcibly stopping women from having abortions. We’re arguing that no one has the right to terminate the life of an innocent baby and we’re advocating a change in the laws and the culture through political and persuasive means.
In sharp contrast, it is the left that wants to shut down dissenting views. Protesting at college campuses before a thoughtful conservative delivers a speech? Of course…you need to focus on our way, ’cause it’s the best way! Forcing conservative professors into hiding? What’s wrong with that? They should be hiding! Forbidding professional counseling for minors with unwanted same-sex attractions? They don’t need your biased counseling, they need to experience life so they can choose diversity. Requiring people to use certain terms in their speech and punishing them if they don’t? We know what we mean and so does everybody else, so use our words!
The more power the left has, the more dissension needs to be crushed and the more a radical PC norm must be enforced. The more power the left has, the more power the left wants.
How else do you explain this headline announcing, “Liberal Australian Colleges Ban Sarcasm From Campus”?
As Kassy Dillon reported on the Daily Wire, “Several universities in Australia have brilliantly put a ban in place to protect students from the life-threatening dangers of sarcasm.”
In an interview on Sky News, Gideon Rozner, the Director of Policy at the Institute of Public Affairs, said that the majority of Australian universities are hostile to free speech and that only one university respects free speech. He added that several universities ban sarcasm because “it’s a form of violence.”
Seriously? You want to ban sarcasm? If it offends you, you ban it…
Or how about this story from England, as reported by US News? “A school in England has banned students from wearing expensive winter coats in an attempt to stop the shaming of those less fortunate or struggling financially. Woodchurch High School in Birkenhead, located in northwestern England, sent a letter to parents earlier this month announcing that the restriction would be enforced after Christmas.
“Rebekah Phillips, the head teacher at the school for students 11 to 16 years old, told CNN that she was ‘mindful that some young people put pressure on their parents to purchase expensive items of clothing,’ but that these jackets ’cause a lot of inequality’ between the students.”
Equality must be enforced? Isn’t that what got the Communists started?
In the world of academics, if you want a good career, especially in the elite schools, you’d best keep your conservative views in the closet. In the words of economist James Miller, “Practically the only way for a women’s-studies professor to get a lifetime college appointment is for her to contribute to the literature on why America is racist, sexist, and homophobic.”
And what happens if you don’t like the results of a statewide election? You call for a boycott of that state! The people must be punished for their conservative and moderate votes.
That’s why “several Hollywood actors have called for a boycott of Georgia’s film industry after Republican Brian Kemp officially won the state’s gubernatorial contest.” How dare the people of Georgia refuse to elect a far-left candidate supported by the Hollywood elite? They must be punished.
Diversity is a one-way street when it comes to the left’s our-way-or-the-highway one-way world.
[From an article published by AskDrBrown.org]
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NORM ‘n’ AL, Minneapolis