Long story short, he gave up on the left because it became an intolerant cult. (Which makes me ask, if you still are on the left, why? Do you like being in an intolerant and increasingly violent cult?)
A few choice excepts.
A good friend of mine, who also happens to be an outstanding author, once quipped, “If I am forced to choose a side, I choose the side which is not forcing me to choose sides.”
There was the woman on the street who said, “Go Army, rape those Iraqis!” when she saw me wearing my Army sweatshirt outside my apartment complex on Lake City Way. This somewhat startling comment would be reminded to me a couple of years later, when a classmate at Seattle Central Commun(ist) College told me it was a shame I signed up with the Reserve, because my job was to kill people. Uhhhh, what? Since when does being an HR Specialist at a Garrison Support Unit involve killing people? It got even worse when the students at SCCC began throwing water bottles at Army recruiters, as well as destroying Army recruiter literature. The students ran the recruiters off campus — and cheered themselves doing it!
When the Obama election rolled around later that same year, even being in Utah was not sufficient to insulate me from the same attitudes I used to face routinely in the Puget Sound. Because suddenly, if you weren’t fainting to the ground with love and adoration for Saint Obama, you weren’t just called stupid, you were declared evil. You were RACIST! Because nobody could not vote for Obama, without being a RACIST! could they?
If you weren’t “With Her!” you were deplorable. Everybody who was anybody, was going out of his or her way, to wave the Hillary flag. It was wall-to-wall virtue signalling, dialed to eleven.
Hypothesis: The Left hates us, and we should act accordingly.
Leftists don’t merely disagree with you. They don’t merely feel you are misguided. They don’t think you are merely wrong. They hate you. They want you enslaved and obedient, if not dead. Once you get that, everything that is happening now will make sense. And you will understand what you need to be ready to do.
You are normal, and therefore a heretic. You refuse to bow to their idols, to subscribe to their twisted catechisms, to praise their false gods. This is unforgivable. You must burn.
When you look at what happened in Berkeley when the left literally set their own campus on fire and committed violent physical assaults in order to prevent a conservative speaker from expressing his opinion… yeah… that seems like deranged total hate to me.
What is the point of the riots, the protests, the angry rants in social media except to express hate; a highly personalized hatred toward people who think differently than they do. And yeah, the left *owns* this hate. Bill Ayers or Van Jones could speak at any college campus in the country and there would be no violent response from the right.
Also, elite universities indoctrinate students to hate each other based on race, religion, and sex.
This mandatory orientation event was designed to help us appreciate our diversity as a student body during the first week of classes. But what did it really accomplish? In compressing us into isolated communities based on our race, religion or gender, the minister belittled every other piece of our identities. He faced a crowd of singular young adults and essentially told them that their heritage outweighed their humanity. The message was clear: know your kind and stick to it. Don’t risk offending people from other backgrounds by trying to understand their worldviews.
In 2016, it was wrong for Christian cakemakers to refer gay couples to other bakeries for their wedding cakes. In 2017, it’s wrong for a yarn store owner to decline to sell pink yarn so obnoxious feministas can make p*ssy hats.
By the end of the day, she had received about 200 phone calls. On Thursday, 700 people called the store, on Friday, there were another 300 calls. On these calls, she’s been screamed at, called names, and threatened with rape and other violent acts. Some of the callers just breathed loudly into the phone.
Democrat wolves herded the sheep into one of the more notorious pens and held another rally.
At least one person was arrested near Stonewall Inn Saturday where thousands of people of the LGBTQ community gathered to rally against President Donald Trump’s executive order.
Protesters and state and city officials gathered near Stonewall Inn about 2 p.m. Though protesters were arrested, it was a largely peaceful rally.
GLAAD and other LGBTQ organizations hosted the LGBT Solidarity rally to show support for the “immigrants, asylum seekers, refugees, women and other communities that Trump has already taken aim at,” according to the GLAAD website.
So, are these gay Democrat activist angry because PDT renewed the Executive Order protecting gays and lesbians in the workplace? Or are they angry at his policy of keeping gay-murdering Islamic Supremacists out of the country?
The Social Justice Left is mad because Lady Gaga *didn’t* use her half-time show as an occasion to deliver a diatribe against Trump, Republicans, the NRA, capitalism, Christianity, Heterosexuality, carnivores, gluten… and all the other stuff that they hate.
Given an opportunity, @ladygaga dropped the ball, tacitly supporting fascism by doing nada. Remember that when Trump comes for LGBTs. #SB51
It’s OK, though. The SuperBowl advertisers more than made up for it; spending upwards of $15M per spot to virtue signal to the socialist left. (How this insane idea that Big Business is conservative is still commonly believed I don’t get. Big Business loves Big Government. Regulations keep competitors at bay.)
This anti-Humane Society ad, on the other hand; this I like.