The dominant force in America and many other Western countries today is fear of the left.
This is a result of the fact that the most dynamic religion of the past 100 years has been neither Christianity nor Islam. It has been leftism. Whoever does not recognize this does not understand the contemporary world.
Leftism — in its incarnations, such as Marxism, communism and socialism; expressed through egalitarianism, environmentalism and feminism; in its denigration of capitalism and Western civilization, especially America and Israel; in its supplanting of Christianity and Judaism; through its influence on Christianity and Judaism; in its celebration of race; and in its replacing of reason with romanticism — has almost completely taken over the news and entertainment media and institutions of education.
There is a largely (though not entirely) nonviolent reign of ideological terror in America. In almost every area of life, people fear antagonizing the left.
Last week, before my speech at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a man employed by the university (I will not say in what department) walked over to me, looked around to see whether anyone was watching and whispered in my ear, “I’m a conservative.”
This happens just about everywhere I speak. People whisper — yes, whisper — that they are conservative or they support Trump. The last time I experienced people looking around to check whether they were seen speaking to me was with dissidents in the Soviet Union.
People call my radio show from all over the country to say that their fellow musicians, nurses, teachers or employees do not know that they are conservative, let alone that they support the president.
I have called contemporary conservatives in America Marranos, the name given during the 15th-century Spanish Inquisition to Jews who hid their Judaism while appearing to be Catholics, lest they be persecuted. I do not compare the consequences: Losing one’s friends or employment is not the same as losing one’s home or one’s life. But otherwise, the label is apt.
Because of my widely covered conducting of the Santa Monica Symphony Orchestra at the Walt Disney Concert Hall last summer, members of some of the most prestigious orchestras in America have opened up to me, telling me they are conservative but would never reveal this fact to their fellow musicians. They fear either losing their position or, more likely, being socially ostracized.
Why are so many Democrats shocked when a Republican is elected president? Because, as they themselves say, they “don’t know anyone” who voted for the Republican. The primary reason for this is the people in their life who voted for Donald Trump — professional colleagues, and even friends and relatives — are afraid to tell them.
There are two reasons the left labels most conservatives and all Trump supporters “white supremacists,” “neo-Nazis” and “racists.” One is to defeat conservatives without having to defeat conservative ideas. The other is to instill fear: Speak out and you will suffer the consequences.
No one should suffer fear as a result of their beliefs, yet the left, like radical Islam, is known to quickly resort to intimidation and/or violence to silence dissent. This is a clear and indisputable sign they cannot rely on the merits of their ideology to validate their adherence to it.
I remember reading about the “shy Tories” in the UK back many years ago.
Even back then the Tories were demonized as sub-humans by the Left.
This guy recalls it better than I do:
This is definitely happening in the USA nowadays.
I watched the small business meeting with Pres Trump today.
It was unscripted and yet extremely pro-Trump.
It was widely applauded.
But only one news outlet covered it: Fox News.
If you recall, Hillary would NEVER allow an unscripted, unvetted regular Joe hold the microphone for even 1/10th as long as Trump did today.
And even when she had a scripted comment by a Dem operative she nodded mechanically like a robot.
Trump paid rapt attention and showed how he appreciated the off-the-cuff comments of those small business owners.
When you look at how the media handmaidens for the Dems/Left then learn they frittered 85% of their donations on themselves rather than scholarships, you see why they love the Left with its pay-me-1st attitude.
What’s sad is anyone who falls for their game.
Funny we have turned a lot of the government republican. The only thing they control is the media, which makes the minority feel they are in control.
The media doesn’t report those things that do not fit perfectly into their agenda, https://www.bizpacreview.com/2018/05/05/frazzled-mueller-begs-court-for-delay-after-russians-call-his-bluff-on-evidence-631488 now Muellers team not ready for the Russian “FU see ya in court” WTH.
Like most liberals they are a deflated balloon when told to pony up, will he mess up these investigations like all his others?
American labor organizer and former general secretary of the Communist Party USA, William Z. Foster, spelled out the plan for America in 1932:
The proletarian revolution in the United States will at once make a devastating slash into this maze of hypocrisy and intellectual rubbish. Not less than in the Soviet Union, it will usher in a profound cultural revolution[.] … [Education] will be revolutionized, being cleansed of religious, patriotic and other features of the bourgeois ideology. The students will be taught on the basis of Marxian dialectical materialism, internationalism and the general ethics of the new Socialist society. Present obsolete methods of teaching will be superseded by a scientific pedagogy.