Expose the Left’s Double Standard

Expose the Left’s Double Standard

By Erik Rush

Many Americans, particularly politically-engaged conservatives, are experiencing a certain frustration at the mock outrage and incendiary rhetoric being employed by those on the left who oppose President Donald Trump, his policies, and efforts on the part of conservatives in government to advance those policies. This frustration has its roots in the hypocrisy of the left, chiefly in light of the kid glove treatment that was extended to the administration of Barack Hussein Obama during his presidency, and more especially considering the surfeit of illegal antics in which his administration engaged.

There have already been innumerable instances of individuals on the left, from school teachers to celebrities to lawmakers, who have articulated opinions and measures concerning Trump, his surrogates, and those supporting him which would never have been tolerated by the press or the Washington establishment had they been voiced by Obama detractors.

A Spanish teacher in Johnstown, Colorado was placed on administrative leave after photos and videos surfaced of high school students smashing a piñata with a picture of President Donald Trump on it during a Cinco de Mayo celebration last Friday. All things considered, what surprises is that the teacher was disciplined at all. The Washington Post made a bigger deal over classes being canceled at the school the following Monday due to “an unspecified online threat” (possibly related to the piñata incident) than the piñata incident itself.

In April of 2012, when rock icon and conservative activist Ted Nugent stated in front of an audience at a National Rifle Association event that he would “either be dead or in jail by this time next year” if Barack Obama was re-elected, he was promptly paid a visit by the Secret Service. Yet when aging pop star Madonna said on January 21 “Yes, I have thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House,” CNN said that Madonna was “just trying to express herself.” There was no visit from the Secret Service.

Last week, an Art Institute of Washington professor declared on his Facebook page that House Republicans “should be lined up and shot” for passing a long-anticipated Obamacare replacement bill. Despite clarifying that he was not being hyperbolic (meaning he really meant that these people should be shot in the literal sense), there has been no response other than the outrage and disgust of those who recognize this double standard.

In addition to these instances, of course we have Deep State establishment operatives who have come under deep scrutiny since Trump took office; many of these hold allegiance to the former president, and have dedicatedly worked to thwart Trump’s policies and to delegitimize the new administration. There’s the establishment press, which has dutifully thrown its last shred of credibility to the wind engaging in similar efforts. There is the recent revelation that leftist and anti-Trump protesters are indeed being paid to protest against the President, which of course had been suspected since before he was even elected.

Finally, despite gains the GOP has made in state houses across the country over the last decade, and in which many Republicans have found solace and encouragement, there are still states such as Colorado (where I happen to reside) wherein out-of-state money and activism have actually pushed the state farther to the left in recent years, and wherein Democrats such as Governor John Hickenlooper (who once called Barack Obama a “rock star”), Senator Michael Bennett, and the firebrand Representative Jared Polis from Boulder, a gay faux entrepreneur and uber-socialist, continue to vigorously advance an anti-business, social justice, and confiscatory taxation agenda.

Some readers will recall the 2013 fight in Colorado over a rifle magazine ban and other draconian firearms legislation resulting from Democrat lawmakers deferring to billionaire and former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg’s anti-gun activism apparatus as evidence of Colorado politicos’ dedication to these efforts. This not only resulted in some firearms manufacturers leaving the state (and taking with them jobs they had provided), but also in the sheriffs of 54 Colorado counties suing Governor Hickenlooper to block the magazine laws, and in the recall of two Democrat state legislators who were later replaced with Republicans.

Inasmuch as President Trump was elected by a wide segment of voters along the political continuum as opposed to ideological conservatives, the political clout of such voters has indeed been made plain. As such, the imperative for further enlightening these voters also becomes plain. Millions who voted for candidate Trump because they were suffering and because his message resonated with them remain ignorant as to how progressive policies brought the nation to where it was during the 2016 campaign season, and how deeply entrenched these policies have become.

In the interest of America gravitating away from socialism, Beltway politics-as-usual, “draining the swamp,” and all that liberty-loving Americans would like to accomplish, it is unaffiliated voters who are in sore need of being educated as to the malignant nature of leftism and progressive influences.

The double standard concerning leftists being allowed to get away with all manner of provocative speech, incitement to violence and, in some cases, violence itself where these would never be tolerated coming from those on the right, needs to be brought front and center with all due speed. Doing so will go a long way to illustrating for unaffiliated voters the gutter-level modality in which leftists operate, and how fundamentally evil progressivism and the progressive political machine truly is.

Originally published in WorldNetDaily

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It’s the Left That Excels in Violence

It’s the Left That Excels in Violence

I must say that I wasn’t altogether surprised at the reaction of some on the left to my last column in this space. In it, I stated that while the political left routinely portrays those on the right as being potentially violent and dangerous, ironically, their actions are forcing those who value liberty into a position so objectionable that one day violence may be the only option left open to them.

Anyway, a few of the more prominent left-wing propaganda mills characterized my piece as advocating for the murder of liberals, which of course it did not.

In context, all of this really goes back to the reason our nation’s founders opted to go to war to secure the liberties that had been usurped by the British Crown. For those not familiar with the concept of war, it typically involves killing a lot of people. My rationale for extrapolating the current scenario in America along those lines lay in having analyzed several sets of circumstances identical to ours in terms of leftist activism.

For example, Americans are admonished by leftists in the press, government and activist communities that we must show deference and conciliation to our Muslim population, because it is only a tiny minority of them who call for the violent subjugation of their host nations.

Yet, those in other Western nations who were told the same thing a few decades ago are being subjected to:

  • the infiltration of their governments by Islamist operatives;
  • widespread protests, riots and racist attacks against citizens whom Muslims don’t like;
  • well-organized pedophile rape and sexual slavery gangs;
  • skyrocketing instances of rape by Muslim men who believe it is their duty to “seed” the native women;
  • terrorist attacks involving bombings and mass murder; and
  • laws that severely penalize citizens for even mentioning that the situation is untenable – just to name a few.

Americans are similarly admonished by leftists that we must be accommodating – without exception – to the demands of our neighbors who practice homosexuality, because these are nebulous “rights” to which they are entitled, and that we’re just plain foolish in thinking that this might ever impinge upon our own more clearly delineated constitutional rights.

Yet, those in other Western nations who were told the same thing a few decades ago are being subjected to across-the-board curtailment of their religious freedoms and civil liberties, including:

  • the prosecution and jailing of clergy for preaching Scripture that condemns homosexual acts;
  • the prosecution and fining of individuals and businesses for publicly expressing religious beliefs that condemn homosexual acts;
  • the prosecution and fining of parents for objecting to educational curricula that promotes homosexuality;
  • being forced to accept the clandestine activities of activist operatives in the name of protecting the rights of homosexuals;
  • being denied jobs, promotions, housing and being systematically disenfranchised after having been labeled “anti-gay bigots”; and
  • laws that severely penalize citizens for even mentioning that the situation is untenable – just to name a few.

Should these occur here, they would represent the complete abrogation of the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America.

“At this stage we are about building the broad people’s movement … that utilizes the vehicle of the Democratic Party to advance its agenda.”

– John Bachtell, chairman, Communist Party USA, January 2015

It’s no secret; for decades, communists have spoken openly of having rebranded themselves as “liberals,” along with their ongoing process of working within the Democratic Party to bring about a communist America.

So let’s stop calling them “liberals,” “progressives,” or even “socialists,”

They’re “communists.”

Like many communist leaders to whom his work gave rise, Karl Marx was born into an upper middle-class family. A 19th-century predecessor of the contemporary spoiled, ungrateful, lazy, suburban middle-class leftist brat, he appears to have been – again, like subsequent communist leaders – one of those pathologically narcissistic individuals whose singular talent was that of kvetching about the status quo. The world would be so much better off if people would only do government and economic policy his way.

Now let us return to the “successful” communists of today and how they have always achieved their objectives.

First, through deception they foment antipathy between groups of people. They lie about their own nature and intention to bring about equitable change. Employing thuggery, they stultify free speech, religious freedom and other liberties. Ultimately, they usurp the reins of the economy and government, stingily dispensing everything from public utilities to food.

To date, we’ve seen them employ most of these in America – lying, cheating and stealing. So what’s left?

Ah, yes – killing. At some point during their rise to power, all communist movements have engaged in the wholesale extermination of wide segments of their populations. Committing large-scale, particularly grisly atrocities is a very old method of instilling fear; it’s how Genghis Khan and other tyrants of antiquity achieved secure standing in the history books.

Last week, I also mentioned that the left has far outpaced the right when it comes to violence and atrocities. After all, it was the left, not the right, that carried out mass murder to the tune of nearly half a billion people worldwide during the 20th century. I have no doubt whatsoever that left unchecked, their contemporaries will revert to those tried-and-true methods at such time as they deem appropriate.

Anyone who wishes to believe that those of us who embrace the spirit of Patrick Henry’s 1775 iconic quote, “Give me liberty, or give me death!” is advocating for murder, I suppose they’re free to do so. Inasmuch as those who bled and died to secure liberty in this land were willing to resort to extreme measures, I see no immorality in being willing to do likewise in order to keep it.

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