If you tell people that they are being oppressed, that they are the victims of gross injustice and bigotry, that their “rights” have been violated, it tends to inspire a sense of self-righteous, antinomian rage:
Via Hot Air, which links to Diana West’s account of how gay-rights thugs tried to intimidate the elderly Mormon co-owner of a famous Mexican restaurant, El Coyote, who gave $100 to the “Yes on 8” campaign.
UPDATE: Brownshirt tactics explained:
“My goal was to make it socially unacceptable to give huge amounts of money to take away the rights of one particular group, a minority group,” says Fred Karger, a retired political consultant and founder of Californians Against Hate.
Irony? Did somebody say “irony”?