The intolerant left trying normalize deviancy
The left is unwilling to debate hardly anything. They demand that people accept their view of deviancy or shut up. It is this unwillingness to engage that leaves them surprised when they lose an election as in 2016. It is why they are unwilling to allow others to even listen to conservative speakers on campus. Liberal fascism is a hallmark of the intolerant left.
On Wednesday, left-wing social justice warriors had another meltdown when conservative pundit Erick Erickson rejected their transgender identity narrative.
In that proud clamor to ban Erickson, we see the far Left's almost Shakespearean, total-war mentality on this issue.
"I see you stand like greyhounds in the slips, straining upon the start," they tell each other. "The game's afoot: Follow your spirit, and upon this charge cry political correctness for you, your neighbors, and the world!"
Don't get me wrong, I recognize why some find Erickson's comment upsetting. My issue is that too many of these individuals put their emotions before the natural right of Erickson and others to say what they think. Put simply, the social-justice Left is now so absorbed by their self-perception of moral righteousness that they believe even debating certain political issues is wrong.
Of course, Erickson's incident is just one of many examples of this dynamic. Take what happened last weekend, when Larry David made an appearance on NBC's "Saturday Night Live." David's sin was his decision to make a concentration camp joke.
"I've often wondered if I grew up in Poland when Hitler came to power, and was sent to a concentration camp," David posited, "would I still be checking out women in the camp? I think I would ... of course, the problem is there are no good opening lines in a concentration camp: How's it going? They treating you okay?"
It was funny.