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Left's Intolerance Purges Civility, Puts Nation at Risk

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By Thursday, 23 May 2019 11:39 AM Current | Bio | Archive

It’s not race.

And it’s not religion, gender, income inequality, nor socio-economic standing.

The single-greatest threat to American peace and prosperity, and the reason that the gulf in this nation is as wide as ever, is the "mainstreaming" of double standards.

The result is an America being ripped apart by the forces of intolerance in their unrelenting push for dual standards: those that fit their agenda (when convenient), and those for everyone else.

The only thing worse than this purge of civility is the silent majority who, despite abhorring such actions, refuses to stand up and be counted.

Given that intolerance is growing at breakneck speed, and the left one-ups itself on a weekly basis, there appears to be no way out of this situation until someone is pushed too far. At that point, it's possible that America may experiencethe sort of strife not seen since other times when our nation was starkly divided. 

All because we’ve forgotten how to respect other’s opinions, while disagreeing civilly.

Here’s a look at just a few recent double standards that have people fuming, yet are "done deals" with no repercussions:

At a rally for presidential candidate Joe Biden — who has been in lukewarm, if not hot, water over allegations that he touched multiple women inappropriately — a female supporter yelled, "You can hug and kiss me anytime, Joe!" According to NBC News, the "crowd roared in approval."

So in the span of a few seconds, Democrats obliterated much of the #MeToo movement and, in doing so, invalidated the genuine harassment so many women have endured. How ironic, since many Democrats politicized the #MeToo charge, and attempted to steamroll any Republican whom they viewed as a "harasser," lack of evidence notwithstanding.

So it was acceptable for some to destroy Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s reputation over unsubstantiated claims from three decades ago, and condemn anyone who didn’t automatically believe a woman over a man. Yet, when it’s their favored politician on the hotseat, they not just look the other way, but openly joke about it and discredit his accusers.

Not calling out your own when they go off the reservation is a disservice to everyone — especially yourself.

Liberal black actor Jussie Smollett was "prosecuted" — and that word is used very lightly— by a liberal black State's Attorney for numerous crimes that would have, by virtually all accounts, resulted in a slam dunk conviction. But instead of justice, Mr. Smollett had all charges dropped, despite the prosecutor’s office declaring that it believed he was guilty.    

Does anyone really believe the result would have been the same had a conservative actor lied about being assaulted by black Obama supporters?

Not a chance, as the book would have been (correctly) thrown at him.

But this isn’t just a political double standard, as most average blacks, had they lied to the police and made them engage in a massive and expensive wild goose chase, would have faced the music.

The take-away "lesson" is that if you’re rich and famous, you get special treatment.

If not, too bad.

The principal at Sabold Elementary school in Springfield, Pennsylvania has stopped saying "God Bless America" following the Pledge of Allegiance because a single person complained, and garnered the backing of a liberal organization that demanded the change. Rather than fighting the preposterous charge, the school district caved, resulting in yet another tradition being scrapped.

Yet the left’s intolerance is highly selective.

The left has no problem burning the flag and eradicating "God Bless America" — despite Congress starting each session with a prayer, and "In God We Trust" being prominently featured on our currency, among countless other non-denominational references to God — but they don’t hesitate banning Columbus Day, Confederate monuments, the General Lee car from the "Dukes of Hazzard," college mascots, tag in school, and even Valentine’s Day.

Rather than practicing restraint and tolerance, the left continues its march toward not just revising history, but also eliminating that which it doesn’t approve of from our history books.

The left is winning because by protesting everything, it's inevitable that some of their agenda will stick. 

The left understands that their opponents —  and not just the right, but most of middle America — will either only whisper disdain at the water cooler, or express outrage for a few days before moving on with their lives.  The result is the same: their aggrievements — from banning God Bless America to toppling statues — are catered to by weak, appeasing leaders who prefer hoisting the white flag rather than fighting back.

But as usual, extremists will push it too far and awaken a sleeping giant tired of double standards being shoved down its throat.

And at that point, we may be in for a war that will be anything but civil.

Chris Freind is an independent columnist, television commentator, and investigative reporter who operates his own news bureau, Freindly Fire Zone Media. Read more reports from Chris FreindClick Here Now.

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It was acceptable for some to destroy Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s reputation over unsubstantiated claims, and condemn anyone who didn’t automatically believe a woman. Yet, when it’s their favored politician on the hot seat, they not just look the other way.
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