Editor's Note: Kurt Schlichter submitted his weekly column just hours before his prediction that A&E would fold came true.
In 2014, let’s resolve to preserve some semblance of freedom in our culture and respond to the next blitzkriegs by the progressive fascists with an unequivocal “Go to hell.”
Demanding that Americans hide their religious beliefs. Banning dissenting views on the climate change scam. Slandering people with charges of the kind of racism pioneered and perfected by the Democrat party.
Those are just some highlights of the concerted campaign by the goose-stepping freaks of the left to silence us, to shut us down and leave the culture open to their domination. But the organized left is only a small cadre of sociopaths – its strength comes from the apathy and cowardice of those who won’t stand up to them. They win only when we surrender.
But we won’t surrender.
The tide is turning. Who would have thought that a bunch of guys who look like ZZ Top would be the harbingers of a cultural backlash? Look for A&E to fold once it realizes the Duck Dynasty gang doesn’t need it, that the backwoods rebels can take their act to any number of new venues – cable, online, on demand. Hey A&E, you can’t be a gatekeeper when technology has torn down the walls.
Maybe A&E can run a reality show about LGBT fanatics, crazed feminists and militant atheists and their adventures being outraged that some people have different views. They can call it Dictatorship Dynasty. Better yet, they can drop the last three syllables of the first word.
Wait, is this the part of the column where I am supposed to distance myself from the views of Phil Robertson or Alec Baldwin or whoever the thought criminal du jour is? No, because defending free thought is unrelated to the underlying thought. No, because leftists thrive on driving off defenders of free thought by attempting to link them to the underlying thought. No, because to even address the accusations of the leftist witchfinders is to credit these punks with the moral standing to raise moral objections. Progressives have no moral standing. None – they sprung from the same roots as their brothers in collectivism, the fascists, and when they speak of morality it sounds like Charlie Brown’s teacher.
I want to make it clear that I am not calling liberals fascists. There’s a big difference. A fascist would invade Poland. A liberal would just whine about Poland being homophobic and try to get it fired.