There are some themes I cannot repeat often enough on this blog, on being the basic operating assumptions of all too many (but fortunately not all) modern American liberals, that is, that all conservatives are whackjobs and that any deviation from their party line reeks of heresy and must be punished. If we dare oppose a liberal leader, well, then, we’re guilty of “treason.”
But Mr. Mackey missed the key ingredient of modern liberalism: intolerance to the ideas of nonliberals. And this miscalculation may prove to be devastating to his multibillion-dollar business.
Everywhere one looks these days, the intolerance of self-avowed liberals is on display. Especially since Mr. Obama came to power.
The purportedly open-minded and empathic among us who now run everything – save for NASCAR and Nashville – openly wage war against those who dare disagree.
Wouldn’t it be nice if the President of the United States dared criticize those who display such intolerance by misrepresenting the ideas of their ideological adversaries and using hateful epithets to describe them? Perhaps, he could ask that the health care debate becoming a “teaching moment” on the value of civil discourse as we learn to respect the opinions of those with whom we disagree on issues so important.