Progressivism Is Built On Hate And Intimidation

Progressivism Is Built On Hate And Intimidation

“The old civilizations claimed that they were founded on love or justice. Ours is founded upon hatred. In our world there will be no emotions except fear, rage, triumph, and self-abasement.”

Sounds familiar, doesn’t it? Sounds a lot like the kind of thing going on around the world right now. As a wave of nationalism and patriotism is sweeping many parts of the Western world, we are seeing a reaction from groups that seem to be threatened by it.

peaceful antifa protest

You have to wonder about a movement that masks themselves in frightening black clothing and masks (clothing they bought at stores thanks to capitalism, by the way). In response to Donald Trump, Brexit, and other pro-nationalism movements in Europe, the left has been lashing out in violent and disturbing ways.

Despite the fact that we are faced daily with proof that their policies do not work (re: Manchester bombing or the crisis in Sweden), they continue to double down on the ideology that is creating more problems than solutions.

But thanks to unabashed patriots like President Trump, we see the left’s true colors exposed. They are not cheery hippies, working hard to bring equality and “progress” to our societies. They are violent revolutionaries, in the tradition of Stalin and Lenin, bent on disrupting our culture, laws, and ways of life. Their end goal is to transform our countries—into something darker and evil.

The quote at the top was not from a conservative blog, by the way, but 1984.

Recently the left has referenced the classic book, as a warning about Trump. But nothing Trump has done or plans to do resembles the horribly authoritarian society of Big Brother, whose government was called “Ingsoc” or English Socialism.

Instead, we are seeing die-hard leftists, so-called champions of progress and liberalism, acting out of hatred. In 2017 the United States has suffered significant violence, not from radical Islamic terrorists, but by domestic, left wing radicals who act like terrorists.

Be honest: which side has been silencing speech, burning schools and cities, spewing hatred for those that are different than themselves, and spreading fear and hysteria? It’s not the conservatives.

All those things are out of the liberals’ playbook. But why?

Isn’t classical liberalism about making sure everyone in our free society can enjoy our freedoms? Isn’t the goal of the left to make sure nobody is oppressed, subjugated, or prevented from enjoying life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness?

Once upon a time that might have been true. But today’s liberals are about one thing: destroying everything that makes us who we are.

It’s true in America and everywhere else in the West. But I’ll focus on the United States, the last beacon of true freedom and hope in our dark world (thanks to Trump).

You see, most of us gentle conservatives believe America is great because of our traditions, largely thanks to the foundation of our country: faith in God and the Constitution. Both go hand in hand. Our Founding Fathers crafted a government tailor-made to prevent tyranny, and added a Bill of Rights so that the people’s freedoms—religious and otherwise—were preserved.

The belief they held to was that God endowed us with certain rights. No matter who you are, where you live, or what era you lived in, those rights are always yours. They crafted a government that acknowledged that and strove to preserve those rights.

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

Conservatives—much like the Founding Fathers—believe this to be true, regardless of what country you live in. The Constitution was written simply to protect this truth. Because of that, conservatives believe in preserving that idea and the freedoms laid down in our laws. Everything good in our society—economic opportunity, education, safety from crime and war, etc.—flows from that.

Even times of progress and change—such as the Abolition Movement, Suffrage Movement, and Civil Rights—were possible because of the freedoms preserved by our Founding Fathers.

But I have to enlighten anyone confused about the left. They don’t think America is great because of our traditions—the very traditions that give us free speech and other liberties. They think something is wrong with America.

They believe the Founding Fathers were evil, because they were white, cis males, who owned slaves. They point to all the flaws of our early history as proof America was built on injustices and evils. They ignore the virtues of our Constitution and Bill of Rights, only acknowledging the mistakes.

Progressives think America—and Western traditions—are a problem that needs to be solved. They think that our country’s history, culture, values, and faith—are evils that need to be erased.

Why do you think they fight so hard to remove the Confederate flag or statues of Confederate leaders? It’s not because they are reminders of slavery. Slavery is gone. It’s not coming back. The Stars and Bars are often associated with slavery because they were crafted during that time. But they mean a whole lot more to Americans in the South than just that. They are a reminder of a very significant time in our history; a time that should not be forgotten.

As the adage goes: those who forget history are doomed to repeat it.

Yet liberals have a sick fascination with ignoring or rewriting history. Much the same way Ingsoc did through the Ministry of Truth in 1984. They want to craft their own version of history, to manipulate anyone ignorant of the facts. Yet if we ignore something as significant as the Civil War—and the brave men and women who fought to end slavery and reunite the nation—we lose a part of ourselves.

And I doubt very much those liberals respect the Northern heroes of the war—you know, because they were white, cis men.

If you re-read the quote at the top, you will see just how liberals use fear, rage, and self-abasement to destroy our society. They don’t want freedom; they want a centralized government that metes out social justice and redistribution of wealth. Instead of minorities reaching success by working hard and owning their freedoms—they want a government that oppresses certain groups, in favor of others.

The great irony, of course, is that in time, all groups will become oppressed.

Think you’ll be okay if you’re a black man? In a Socialist society, that’s not enough. A black woman will have more rights than you. Then a black, gay woman. Then a black, gay, Muslim woman. There will always be another faction of society that will have a greater claim than you. And soon enough, you will find yourself a part of the oppressed majority.

Liberals have spread fear to win their cause—fear of cops, white people, the rich, and the President. Right after the election, Muslims, gays, and immigrants were terrified. Why? Because Trump had promised to march them off to internment camps? No, because liberal outlets lied in order to spread fear. Some actually believed that Trump was going to persecute gays—despite his open support for the LGBT community.

The rage is obvious. Globalists have manipulated ignorant youth to support Socialism and Communism over our free market societies. People gathered in Hamburg and Berkeley—dressed in black clothes they bought at Walmart—to riot, burn buildings and cars, beat citizens, and fight the police. Why? Because they think Socialism is so much better? Because capitalism has hurt them so much? No, because leftists frothed them into a rage.

What about self-abasement? This is the oddest and most disgusting tactic of the modern left. As liberals, they seem to need to apologize for their society. They have been programmed to ignore all the good America and the West has achieved—say, for instance, shaping the modern world—and to focus on the wrongs committed in the past.

That’s why Obama, during his presidency, apologized to everyone. That’s why leaders in Black Lives Matter tell even sympathetic whites “You’ll always be racists, no matter what.” It’s the idea that we should feel guilty for having success, in a society designed to reward people for working hard, pushing innovation, and exploring new ideas.

It’s why the most unlikely websites, like Apartment Therapy, regularly champions living with less, renting small apartments, and eschewing a “material” lifestyle. It’s not because they are being economical, folks. A married couple should not be living in a 200-square foot studio. It’s because they are trying to propagate the concept that winning is wrong. Achieving success in business and earning money, and therefore spending that money on a big house and furnishings, is bad.

It’s better for us to live in cramped, unhappy homes, buy fewer possessions, and be happy with underachieving. Because in the Socialist society they are looking to create, you won’t have a choice!

The goal of this hate is obvious: to destroy our imperfect but great society and replace it with a terrible one. That requires undermining every last shred of our identities and traditions. It means rewriting what we think of as normal, decent, and acceptable. Because even if a crumb of the old world remains, there is a chance people will reject the new.

It's why the London Underground stupidly acquiesced to LGBT activists in changing their greeting.

According to The Independent, Transport for London drivers will now be banned from using the apparently offensive phrase "ladies and gentlemen" in exchange for more inclusive, gender-neutral words, like "everyone" and "all."

The ban comes after LGBT activists spoke out, claiming the common phrase "belonged to yesterday" and was "outdated."

Even pre-recorded announcements with the phrase, and written guidelines, will be amended, notes The Independent.

"We want everyone to feel welcome on our transport network," Mark Evers, director of Transport for London's customer strategy, told Metro. (Daily Wire)

Lefties, you really have no justification for this one. How is a nice greeting like “ladies and gentlemen” offensive to anyone? Don’t transgender people fall into one of those two categories? Unless you’re saying they don’t want to be treated like ladies and gentlemen.

Shouldn’t a trans woman be treated like a lady? Shouldn’t a trans man be considered a gentleman?

It’s fitting though; I doubt you can find a true lady or gentlemen in a group as backbiting, hateful, and mean-spirited as the LGBT community. As Chadwick Moore once wrote, “I realized that, for the first time in my adult life, I was outside of the liberal bubble and looking in. What I saw was ugly, lock step, incurious and mean-spirited.”

That’s not me writing, that’s a gay liberal who dared to think for himself.

The real reason they wanted to remove “ladies and gentlemen” from the announcements was that it represented a part of Western tradition. There was a time when grown ups were expected to behave a certain way. Women were to be ladies and men were to be gentlemen. There was a desire to encourage people to behave with decency and respect for their fellow man.

By saying “Welcome, ladies and gentlemen,” the tube was expressing their expectation that everyone on the train would behave as such. But by erasing this very innocent statement, they are encouraging the opposite behavior.

We can’t have people behaving like adults! God forbid a gentleman give up his seat for a lady! God forbid a lady act with kindness and appreciation for a man that holds open a door! This is 2017, after all—we’re all animals and should behave as such.

It is a small, but obvious attempt by the left to denigrate our humanity. Much like what went on in the Ministry of Love in 1984, their aim is to destroy our societies built on Biblical principles that call all people to a higher way of living. People like that are hard to control. The left wants to strip us of our humanity, dignity, and personality, so we can blindly follow them.

“Alone—free—the human being is always defeated. It must be so, because every human being is doomed to die, which is the greatest of all failures. But if he can make complete, utter submission, if he can escape from his identity, if he can merge himself in the Party so that he is the Party, then he is all-powerful and immortal.”

Of course he’d be immortal, because he—as a person—wouldn’t matter. He’d only be a cog in the machine’s wheel. It doesn’t matter if he lived or died, only that he served the system.

If that’s the requirement for immortality, then I’d proudly die a man—weak and free.