Assault on Chick-fil-A — a finishing touch in America’s Obama-era refresher course in leftism.
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Meanwhile, the hypocrisy of the Left was as notable as it was predictable.
All those die-hard opponents of “don’t ask don’t tell” — the Clinton-era policy that asked of gays in the military that they keep their gayness to themselves and stifle it when it came to free speech abruptly turned on a dime. Now they were out to wipe Chick-fil-A from the face of the planet. All because Mr. Cathy was demanding the same rights for Chick-fil-A as gays were demanding in the military and beyond.
Down in Southwest Florida liberal reporter Mark Krzos of the News Press was furious at seeing free speech exercised in his midst, whining on his Facebook page that “The level of hatred, unfounded fear and misinformed people was astoundingly sad. I can’t even print some of the things people said.”
So this means Mr. Krzos wants to shut down Occupy Wall Street? It gets better. Krzos went on:
I have never felt so alien in my own country as I did today while covering the restaurant’s supporters…. It was like broken records of Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh and a recitation of half-truths and outright lies…. Such a brave stand… eating a go**amn sandwich.
So this guy feels “so alien” in his own country because he comes face to face with free speech? What country is Mr. Krzos living in? Cuba? North Korea? Perhaps Iran… where they execute gays, as opposed to America where gays are both hired at Chick-fil-A not to mention served just like anybody else who shows up hungry.
Where did Krzos learn that free speech was all about only hearing that with which one agrees? “Informed” speech or speech that is deemed “acceptable” or not filled with “hatred.” If “hatred” were the issue, then Mr. Krzos would be in jail right now for hate speech.
This issue has in fact nothing to do with Chick-fil-A or with gays. What’s really going on here is yet another non-shocking revelation that the Left, whether in America or anywhere else, is now and has always been addicted to some variety of totalitarianism.
There is nothing at all new here.
As we have mentioned before, leftist intolerance for dissent and opposition is as old as the blood soaked guillotines of the French Revolution. Not to mention the Revolution’s 20th century descendants from Communists to the Nazis (aka the National Socialists) to their more modern American cousins like all those progressives who hid for decades behind the hoods of the Ku Klux Klan or a few decades later appeared as Bill Ayers and his bomb-setting brethren in the Weathermen.
Most recently these people were on the prowl in the Sandra Fluke dust-up, haughtily demanding that Rush Limbaugh be silenced by removing him from the airwaves. And at various times with various affect they have targeted Lou Dobbs during his CNN tenure, Glenn Beck at Fox, and Pat Buchanan at MSNBC. Not to mention the big push from the early Obama White House itself to try and shutdown Fox News with repeated attacks.
We haven’t even touched here on those little gems of fascism on various college campi known as “speech codes.”
All of these events and moments are decidedly of a piece.
They have nothing — absolutely nothing — to do with being French in 1789, a Russian post-1917, a German in the 1930s, or an American in the 1920s or 1960s. It matters not whether one is a talk radio or television host in the 21st century, or gay, black, a woman, a fast food operator or a college student.
The core of this first, last and always is the beating heart of the Beast that is the Left.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?