Evil is a very strong word, when used properly. Merriam-Webster defines it many ways, the most relevant to what I’m talking about being “morally reprehensible” and “arising from actual or imputed bad character or conduct.” That is the modern left, the “progressive movement,” the “Democratic” Party. And to fight evil, to stop it, is the most important thing anyone can do.
What justifies the use of “evil” as a descriptor? It’s a dangerous word to use, one that has been abused throughout history to demonize innocent people as well as condemn the guilty. But there is no other word for what these people are doing, both in tactic and objective.
As they vanquish statues of our Founding Fathers, they erect them to Huey Newton and write long, glowing pieces extolling the virtues of the left’s racist division tactics. Anything for the cause.
That dedication to the cause is what progressives have always done. From the eugenics in the early 20th century to Germany in the 1930s, nothing will dissuade a committed leftist from their objective. The starvation and death in the Soviet Union didn’t bother Joseph Stalin, similar horrors in China never cost Mao Zedong a moment of sleep. Both leftist “leaders” had their actions lead directly to unspeakable horrors, up to and including cannibalism and genocide, and not only do leftists try to ignore these horrors, to the extent they acknowledge them they simply don’t care.
In this country, they are in charge, but just barely. A 3-seat majority in the House and a tie in the Senate they can break in their favor might as well be a landslide in their eyes. They don’t let decisively losing statewide referendums deter them from their objectives, why would they let slim majorities? They fight to win, and when they lose they sue to overturn the will of the people. Has there been a referendum in California they’ve lost they haven’t sued over?
When Republicans have a clear majority, Democrats filibuster, shut down the government, and in states they flee to prevent legislatures from doing their jobs. When even a fraction of that favor is returned – use of the filibuster – it’s somehow a rekindling of Democrats’ Jim Crow laws. That is evil.
What’s more evil is the ease with which they spread these lies. Nothing is off-limits, and no lie for the cause is too big. Race, gender, sexuality, and every other made up form of victimhood is currency with the new left. No matter how rich or successful someone is, the left has their people scrambling to find a way to wrap themselves not in accomplishment, but oppression.
As one Twitter user put it about a pathetic piece in the Huffington Post by an extremely wealthy black woman desperately seeking some of that victimhood currency, “Wherein a multi-millionaire doctor previously married to the CEO of Paramount explains that although she's richer than you or almost any white person will ever be, she's actually very oppressed and that crushing oppression should be a central topic of our current zeitgeist.”
What kind of people embrace this mentality? Is there a better word than evil for those who do? For those who encourage self-martyrdom? Worse, for those who’d tell children they can’t win, they can’t get ahead because “the system” is somehow rigged against them? The same system in which they’ve succeeded. How did they do it? No one ever asks, and they never say. They can’t, it undermines their objectives.
The kind of people who can inspire a well-off, pudgy white woman who admits she and her husband make a good living but rising gas prices are putting a small dent in their discretionary spending asking the President how he can help her. It wasn’t the dumbest or most offensive question at CNN’s town hall, but it was the most telling and pathetic about where we are as a society. When people like her run to the government for help, rather than taking responsibility and maybe choosing a choice cut of beef over prime every once in a while to make up the difference, our country is nearly done.
The United States of America could never be overtaken by a foreign enemy, no matter how much they saber-rattle about it. But our enemies don’t have to work to destroy the United States, they simply have to wait. The left in this country will do it for them from within. When it comes to what these people are doing, until someone creates a stronger, more accurate way of describing it, evil is the perfect word.
Derek Hunter is the host of a free daily podcast (subscribe!), host of a daily radio show on WCBM in Maryland, and author of the book, Outrage, INC., which exposes how liberals use fear and hatred to manipulate the masses. Follow him on Twitter at @DerekAHunter.