Klavan On The Culture

Progressing Back to Hatred

The thing you have to love about progressives is that they’re ceaselessly progressing into the past. Bigotries and hatreds that should have been left behind long ago continually resurface among them.

Jew hatred went out of fashion for a while after the Holocaust, but leftists are struggling hard to bring it back again.  Note the leftist use of terms like apartheid and genocide in describing Israel – a nation that never commits anything even remotely resembling apartheid or genocide even while it is surrounded by nations that routinely practice religious and sexual apartheid and openly long for the chance to commit genocide. When left-leaning organizations like the Presbyterian Church USA divest in Israel — Israel alone — they are resurrecting an age-old foulness under the cloak of piety, its age-old disguise.

And take a look at this, via our Breitbart friends. The New York Times allowed the Freedom From Religion organization to run a full page anti-Catholic hate ad essentially demanding fewer Catholics be allowed on the Supreme Court. A religious test for government service! One would have thought we’d seen the last of such stuff a century ago. But thanks to the progressive Times, a century ago is right where we’re headed.

To those who think of the left as the “anti-hate” side, think again. Leftists love no one except those who agree with them and they hate everyone who does not.  They are the friends of blacks until blacks get uppity and reject leftism, then blacks become “Uncle Toms” and “House niggas.” They are the friends of women, unless women aren’t submissive to leftism, then they hurl filthy insults at them and fantasize about “hate sex.” They are the friends of gays, unless gays reject leftism, then the homophobic slurs come out. The Jews of Israel and the Catholics on the Supreme Court aren’t on the ugly end of left-wing bigotry because they’re Jews and Catholics. They’re there because they have the temerity to disagree with the left’s agenda.

It’s that agenda, ultimately, that’s antiquated. Progressivism stinks so badly of past prejudices and hatreds because progressivism is inherently a regressive philosophy. Everywhere and always, the left supports one thing: rule by force. Taking an individual’s property by force, overriding an individual’s conscience by force, silencing individual dissent by force. It’s the oldest form of government there is, and the left wants to bring it back. No wonder they sound so old fashioned. For them, tomorrow is yesterday.

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You might have thought this sort of thing went out with the 18th century, but no.