I’m generally not someone who views my political opponents as evil. After all, my best friend is a raging liberal, though he’s now a doctor who is not active in politics and has mellowed with age. But lately leftists have gotten so unhinged, gotten so nasty, that I don’t see any way I could even stand to be in the same room with them. The way they act now is like someone trying to make sure they reserve a first-class suite in Hell.
Trump Derangement Syndrome has done something to people who were always teetering on the edge of sanity. It hasn’t just pushed them over that edge, they’ve cannonballed into the deep end of insanity and are embracing it. And insanity, left unchecked and encouraged by pop culture and media, leads to evil.
When billionaire industrialist and philanthropist David Koch died Friday, these people couldn’t contain their joy. He was a libertarian activist who gave to groups fighting (unsuccessfully) to advance the cause of individual liberty, but he also gave more the charitable causes and hospitals than all of the people cheering his death will ever collectively give to charity in their lifetimes.
What had to happen in someone’s life to cheer the passing of a man they’d never met and likely (and unknowingly) benefited from the largess of? It’s easy to say these people are stupid, but stupid people don’t commit stupid acts deliberately, they simply don’t know any better. These people know better.
They had these thoughts, then took it to the next step: the world must know! “David Koch was a monster and nobody should be sanctimonious about his memory,” tweeted one random writer for New York Magazine. Another progressive activist declared, “The media is calling David Koch a billionaire ‘activist.’ His greatest contribution to society was dying.”
There are literally thousands of examples of members of the party of tolerance, many in media or celebrities, celebrating Koch’s death. When they die, none will be remembered, and no one will have been better off for their having existed. Their tweets and any children unlucky enough to be parented by people like them will be their legacy, and their children will likely deny it.
Imagine the reaction from the same people when Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg dies. The outrage over the anonymous accounts tweeting mean things will be reported by every liberal news outlet. “Conservatives celebrate…” the nightly news will say. Verified accounts of well-known liberals “Wishing the Koch brothers a speedy reunion” will be ignored.
It’s not just the glee over the death of the media-created caricature of David Koch that has these people embracing evil, if someone is determined to be existing wrong in their eyes, even someone on their own team, that person will feel their wrath. No matter how temporary or inane that “slight” is.
Karamo Brown is one of the stars of the new “Queer Eye” and a member of the new cast on “Dancing with the Stars.” Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer is also on the new season of DWTS. Excited about his new job, Brown made the mistake of talking with Spicer and not hating him, calling Sean a “good guy.” He might as well have announced he was voting for Trump.
The gay black man went from one of the gang to pariah in the blink of an eye.
The social media harassment from the left was crushing. One of his “Queer Eye” cast mates, Bobby Berk, defended Brown and suffered the same fate. Berk deleted his supportive tweets and Brown deleted his account. Normally harassing two gay men would be met with charges of homophobia, but the people who’d make that charge were the ones engaging in it, so…
The progressive purity police enforcing “correct-think” make the Nazi Nuremberg Laws on racial purity seem like subtle suggestions.
These are but two examples of the thousands of manifestations of the searing hatred that drives everything leftists do, and every word they speak. They will not rest until everyone not as “pure” as they are is either dead or afraid to speak. And after that rest, they’ll go after those who are afraid to speak. Progressives, as the 20th century has now, love purges.
President Ronald Reagan is reported to have said, “The person who agrees with you 80 percent of the time is a friend and an ally, not a 20 percent traitor.” To the modern left, someone who agrees with them 99.99 percent of the time is their complete enemy. Anyone more “impure” than that .01 percent is fair game for destruction at any time. If there is a better word for that than “evil,” I haven’t found it.