Crying “Wolf!” won’t work anymore for the useful idiots among us.
For too many years neoconservatives have cowered in fear at the tactics of the progressive left. All a progressive had to do was yell “Racist!” or Homophobe!” or “Bigot! and the sniveling cowards that occupy the Republican party leadership at all levels…local, state, and national…would abandon their principles and cave in to the demands of the left. They don’t admit they cave, calling it instead “compromise”, but semantics aside, the cowards cave.
On the rare occasion when this type of intimidation fails to work, the left has a fall back tactic right out of the Saul Alinsky’s playbook “Rules for Radicals”…violence. They have learned well the Alinsky admonition that “the end justifies the means…ANY means.” As evidenced by everything from protests concerning the Vietnam War all over the country to racial problems causing the burning of large swaths of urban America from south central Los Angeles to Detroit to Liberty City in Miami to other race riots all over the country during the last 3-5 decades, to Occupy Wall Street, to…now…the demonstrations over the George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin case, the progressive left has shown a willingness, even an eagerness, to take to the streets to commit indiscriminate violence.
It has worked.
In a center–right country, where most people proclaim themselves to be pro-life, baby killing, has become acceptable. In a center–right country, where about 75% of the population is Christian, prayer has been ripped from our schools and Christmas has been downgraded to “the winter holiday”. In a center–right country, where Martin Luther King declared that a man should be judged by the content of his character, not the color of his skin, Affirmative Action treats racial minorities as inferior and incapable of competing against whites on a level playing field.
progressive communist friends, no more. You have overplayed your hand… You have cried wolf one too many times. Cries of racist! Or bigot! Or homophobe! Or misogynist! Or any other bullshit name-calling have been worn out. More and more conservatives are getting deaf to those accusations.
The results of this overplayed tactic of the left are two-fold:
Firts, the name calling is falling more and more on deaf ears. If you want to call me…or many on the conservative side…racists, homophobes, misogynists, or any other labels…take a ticket and stand in line, but I/we won’t notice…or recoil…any more. However, know that when you factually challenged progressives start screaming names, you have to check your calendar. You have done it so much that certain days are reserved for certain insults. Here is the protocol:
First, get your terminology right. You scream racist for effect, but what you mean is bigot. Learn your terms. Next, when you want to call me a racist you have to do it on a Monday. Monday is the day I have reserved for being a racist/bigot.
I asked my wife, and she says that not only do I not hate women, sometimes I like them too much…especially when she is tired! If you must though, go ahead…Tuesday is my day for misogyny.
I take Wednesdays off from being anything insulting.
I’m not afraid of homosexuals…nor di I dislike them. I just don’t like having it pushed in my face. I detest Gay Pride events just as I would detest any in-your-face Straight Pride event. I’m sorry, but groups like “Dykes on Bikes” here in Atlanta do nothing to promote acceptance of the gay lifestyle…they just piss people off.
If you must call me a homophobe though, Thursdays are homophobe days.
OK…there is a touch of truth here, but just a little.
First, I’m not afraid of Muslims…any of them. I do dislike them (or members of any religion) if they are extremists, if they are in the minority of Muslims who believe in imposing their religion on other people, especially when it is done through force (women) or terrorism (the entire Western world).
Friday is the correct day to call me an Islamophobe, and I take the weekend off.
Besides blacks, women, gays, and Muslims, I also dislike the handicapped, people with mental illnesses, Mexicans, midgets, and short people. Oh…and lets not forget fat folks.
The point is, I dislike ALL groups. Every group has individuals I dislike…intensely…and if I “like” the group it indicates that I “like” those individuals. And I don’t.
“Women” include Nancy Pelosi, “blacks” include Al Sharpton, “Muslims” include terrorists…You get the point. I make my choices…I like or dislike people based on the individual, not the group, and applying those pejoratives just rolls right off my back.
So, progressives, go ahead…keep calling names. It never has had any effect on me, and your extreme over use of the tactic make it less and less effective on other people as well.
Just make sure you use the right term on the right day.