I am sadly amused by the sheer number of articles and posts extant attempting to justify one person or group’s behavior while claiming that person or group is unfairly and endlessly discriminated against, a “fact” which is made all the sadder, they tell us, by how remarkably and inspiringly tolerant that person or group is. Immediately prior to smearing everyone with whom they disagree by labeling them as bigoted, close-minded, hateful, intolerant, racist, misogynistic, homophobic, Hitler-loving or all of the above.
A common theme entering this past holiday season was how members of the LGBTQIA community might deal with family and friends who do not share the same values that they possess. Many of the authors believed they were waxing poetic and channeling Gandhi and Confucius in their maudlin bon mots and self-help references.
To wit, one post courageously noted that Audre Lorde (a self-described “Black, lesbian, mother, warrior, poet”) once said, “Nothing I accept about myself can be used against me to diminish me.”
Yes. Quite. “I accept that I am a mass-murderer. I accept that I like to club baby seals over the head. I accept that I sexually harass little girls. I accept that I wish to permanently silence anyone who disagrees with me. I accept that I am better than they are.”
What idiocy and moral cowardice.
Don’t get me wrong, I am not equating being gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender with a heinous crime. Far from it. But I am pointing out that the left’s absolute self-acceptance, combined with its self-worship…and concurrent desire to marginalize, demonize or eviscerate all differing viewpoints-- and those who possess them—is the primary reason the United States, and the West in general, has lost its identity, its confidence, and its way.
Those on the left are hyper cognizant of every possible imperfection that may have once plagued their societies but are stupefyingly unaware of those that plague themselves.