Kirsten Powers: Liberals' Dark Ages

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Welcome to the Dark Ages, Part II. We have slipped into an age of un-enlightenment where you fall in line behind the mob or face the consequences.

How ironic that the persecutors this time around are the so-called intellectuals. They claim to be liberal while behaving as anything but. The touchstone of liberalism is tolerance of differing ideas. Yet this mob exists to enforce conformity of thought and to delegitimize any dissent from its sanctioned worldview. Intolerance is its calling card.

Each week seems to bring another incident. Last week it was David and Jason Benham, whose pending HGTV show was canceled after the mob unearthed old remarks the brothers made about their Christian beliefs on homosexuality. People can't have a house-flipping show unless they believe and say the "right" things in their life off the set? In this world, the conservative Tom Selleck never would have been Magnum, P.I.

POLL: Is Common Core indoctrination or education?

This week, a trail-blazing woman was felled in the new tradition of commencement shaming. International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde withdrew from delivering the commencement speech at Smith College following protests from students and faculty who hate the IMF. According to the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, this trend is growing. In the 21 years leading up to 2009, there were 21 incidents of an invited guest not speaking because of protests. Yet, in the past five-and-a-half years, there have been 39 cancellations.

Don't bother trying to make sense of what beliefs are permitted and which ones will get you strung up in the town square. Our ideological overlords have created a minefield of inconsistency. While criticizing Islam is intolerant, insulting Christianity is sport. Ayaan Hirsi Ali is persona non grata at Brandeis University for attacking the prophet Mohammed. But Richard Dawkins describes the Old Testament God as "a misogynistic … sadomasochistic … malevolent bully" and the mob yawns. Bill Maher calls the same God a "psychotic mass murderer" and there are no boycott demands of the high-profile liberals who traffic his HBO show.

The self-serving capriciousness is crazy. In March, University of California-Santa Barbara women's studies professor Mireille Miller-Young attacked a 16-year-old holding an anti-abortion sign in the campus' "free speech zone" (formerly known as America). Though she was charged with theft, battery and vandalism, Miller-Young remains unrepentant and still has her job. But Mozilla's Brendan Eich gave a private donation to an anti-gay marriage initiative six years ago and was ordered to recant his beliefs. When he wouldn't, he was forced to resign from the company he helped found.

Got that? A college educator with the right opinions can attack a high school student and keep her job. A corporate executive with the wrong opinions loses his for making a campaign donation. Something is very wrong here.

As the mob gleefully destroys people's lives, its members haven't stopped to ask themselves a basic question: What happens when they come for me? If history is any guide, that's how these things usually end.

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  • Most Obamabots won't wake up until they are a dark age serf serving the lord of the manor.  The administrators of these supposed institutions of higher learning need to start "administering"/punishing the rabble. If they nor teachers can do it, they need it as well....from parents.

  • I hope I joined the "right" tea party.  Who's this a-hole Russo for the tea party express supporting comprehensive immigration reform IE: amnesty???

  • each day we see evidence that Obama followers are coming to the realization that, "HE IS NOT TO BE TRUSTED!"   HELLO!  Obama is just the tool his liberal base uses to deceive the American public and I might add ,it has been very successful. the PC police had the ground broken for them many years ago when law suites were common, every one ran away from any treating law suite and settled up. now all it takes is the hint of a possible law suite and they cave.

  • That is the problem!!.  Now the diploma apparently has little or no value, especially in language,   A  recent (insert your definition of recent) diploma do not necessarily mean you have an education. Just handing out diplomas produces a nation of people that are basically unemployable and of little value to the economy. In Europe, in the past such were called serfs or cannon fodder by the ruling class. Or is that the purpose of the "dumbing down of AMERICA? 

    LWC

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  • There is nothing intellectual about the fantasy of mid-east doctrine for beheading anyone not of your belief. The true fantasy is you have US government leaders who feel they can protect the fantasy of a well concocted scheme to convert anyone to Islam. The sojourners of bribe and money are responsible. The borders of our nation have been ripped open by indoctrinations of inane and absurd doctrine's. The pain of watching Americans who will not defend our borders because they have been asleep at the wheel in the classroom and in the society. They are ignorant to their own cause. They would bribe their own mother's to accept these ancient teachings and burn the foundational churches of this nation. They are a scourge on the American youth and a scourge on society.

  • It is just CRIMINAL to see the college students of today!!  When I was in college 50 years ago, if we did anything, or said anything contrary to MAJOR BELIEFS of the MAJORITY OF TRUE AMERICANS,  we would be kicked out of school and probably never allowed to return.

    When I was 20, I thought my father was DUMB AS HELL in his "ULTRA CONSERVATIVE BELIEFS". But when I turned 30, it was remarkable on WHAT HIS "BELIEFS" WERE STILL THE SAME NOW, AS THEY WERE 10 YEARS AGO!  Have I become  "POLITICALLY CORRECT" or determined that the position I  found IN 10 SHORT YEARS, was correct ALL THE TIME?  The College students of today  are TOTALLY "INDOCTRINATED" and led to believe in the "HORSES--T" THAT THE "SOCIALIST EDUCATED INSTRUCTORS" BELIEVE, in what they were taught!!  College students, I hope you will "SMARTEN UP" as you get older!

  • We know from Geo-Political/Military History that to Defeat a Vicious, Godless, Immoral horde of the Enemy, you MUST be as Vicious if not moreso.

    Time for 'Niceguyism' is long passed and those who wish to discuss and 'Compromise' must be shoved to the rear ranks and those most proficient with the sword to be brought to the front to lead and to be followed.

  • Just hand out the diploma's and be done with it.  Young people have no idea what they are missing.

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