What a joy it must be to be a leftist knucklehead. There's your opinion — and then there's hate. There's free speech for all — except those who disagree with you. There's tolerance for everyone — except the opposition. There's every kind of diversity — except diversity of thought.
It's a terrific system. You never have to prove your point, you only have to bask in the glow of your own unassailable virtue. You never have to explain how it is that, after decades of pure left-wing governance, Detroit is in ruins and Chicago is following after. You never have to try to understand why, after living under your wonderful non-racist left-wing policies, black people are deserting your cities in droves. You never have to confront the fact that after years of Feminism Triumphant, women are killing themselves in record numbers. Every time reality proves you wrong, all you have to do is point your finger at a conservative and make that noise Donald Sutherland makes at the end of Invasion of the Body Snatchers. Then you all congratulate each other on a job well done and go back to laying ruin to the world.
Take, for instance, the idiots at ESPN. In a small-minded, mean-spirited, stupid and unAmerican move, the cable sports channel fired Curt Schilling as a baseball commentator last week. Schilling, of course, is the baseball legend who, in 2004, heroically pitched the Boston Red Sox past the Curse of the Bambino, leading them to their first World Series win since they sold Babe Ruth to the Yanks in 1919. He's also a conservative and thus given to calling things what they are instead of what he wants them to be.