A few days ago, I wrote up a post focusing on a real-world example of liberalism’s mission to normalize evil and harmful behavior. In that case, it was incest. (Yes, incest.) This is one of the most defining traits of modern progressivism — making deplorable, evil, sinful behavior culturally acceptable by renaming it, spotlighting it with positive news coverage and then legalizing it.
But, another thing a lot of liberals are known for is their affinity for insulting and smearing anyone who disagrees with them. I’ve witnessed this first hand. (If you don’t believe me, just follow my Twitter account for a couple of days.) In many instances, it’s literally impossible to engage in sane, rational dialogue with a liberal because, since they usually can’t defend their own positions, they’re forced to resort to petulant things like name-calling, slandering and maligning. And then I’m forced to bang my head against a wall.
Anyway, as you’ve probably heard by now, North Carolina recently signed into law a bill designed to protect the privacy and safety of women by mandating that public restrooms remain segregated by sex. (Oh, the horror.) Of course, this law is perfectly reasonable and altogether harmless. Really, the only shocking thing here is that states even have to pass this sort of legislation in the first place. But, sadly, this is where we are as a nation. And it only took about eight seconds before the Left — who seem incapable of respecting basic human rights — was thrown into a hysterical tizzy, despite the fact that no transgendered individual has died as a result of having to pee or poop in a bathroom that corresponds to his or her biological sex. For most of the day, “North Carolina” was the highest trending topic on social media and was the most discussed story on cable news. After all, this is America and it’s very important that we have a national discussion about where men and women should be required to urinate.
Soon after recovering from their childish temper tantrum, the Left moved on to step number two of their agenda: Public smearing. Vilification. Shaming. Reputation-destroying. It’s all the same thing, really, and it’s the next action that liberals resort to when an opponent refuses to recant their position. Since passing HB2, the entire state of North Carolina has been blasted with negative media coverage and has been insulted at a level about as bad as telling an innocent virgin that she’s a slut. Moreover, the folks who live there have been labeled with every name in the book, from “homophobes” and “bigots” to “haters” and “extremists” — to the point that some people might think that visiting the state would be equivalent to a death wish. I’ve been to North Carolina plenty of times — my mother’s side of the family lives there — and I can’t recall ever feeling like my life was in jeopardy. Never once did I feel like I was going to be mobbed, attacked or interrogated about my views on men who put on skirts and walk into women’s restrooms. (Although, if I had been asked, I would’ve been more than happy to voice my thoughts.) Christians North Carolinians in particular have come under attack, enduring a barrage of insults from the supposedly tolerant Left.
This sort of mudslinging from leftists politicians, celebrities, sports stars and music icons is all just standard protocol and unfortunately it often works. You see, the insults and accusations don’t have to be true or even remotely believable to serve the Left’s purpose. They just have to be controversial enough to dissuade people from visiting the state — even the people who know the accusations and insults aren’t true. After all, who wants to visit a state so immersed in political and societal turmoil? So once people start treating North Carolina like there’s been an outbreak of Ebola or a zombie attack, the leftist mission is complete.
It’s worth mentioning that this new law isn’t discriminatory at all. In fact, it actually establishes anti-discrimination policies and still allows for businesses to provide accommodations to transgender people. But, of course, that’s not good enough for the transgender community. They don’t want their own bathrooms. They want to use the same bathrooms as everyone else, but be allowed to enter the one that corresponds to the sex they “feel” that they are. Another result of HB2 was that it overturned a previously implemented ordinance that allowed any individual, regardless of biological sex, to enter any bathroom, locker room or fitting room he or she wished to use. It should really go without saying that such laws create a dangerous loophole that will — and has — been exploited by sexual predators, who would be legally able to stroll into any girls bathroom or locker room and prey upon defenseless women and children. (Not that liberals have ever cared about women and children to begin with.)
Leading the vilification crusade is the Human Rights Campaign — the largest LGBT civil rights advocacy group and political lobbying organization on the planet (or, as they should be called, a group of social terrorists.) In fact, in a Washington Post op-ed, North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory rightly accused the HRC of being the source for all the public smear tactics and maligning. He also pointed out the irony that groups like HRC remain completely silent whenever our government does businesses with countries that imprison or even execute gays, lesbians and transgenders. But I guess they feel that American bathrooms — where people go to excrete waste and fix their hair in the mirror — should be a battleground for feelings. I miss the good old days when wars were fought over things like freedom or defending our allies.
McCrory also said that we should have some “real dialogue about common-sense solutions.” The only problem there is that the Left isn’t interested in dialogue or common sense. They’re only interested in total domination and coercion. They are an immovable, unbending, obsessive, hypocritical, insistent and aggressive entity that will not rest or be content until every moral and truth is turned on its head and every opponent of their agenda is slandered, penalized, prosecuted and eventually ostracized from society. Keep in mind that they’re doing this while simultaneously eliminating women’s right to privacy and putting young girls at risk of being raped.
The passage of a law like HB2 was inevitable. The Left can only insult, degrade and vilify for so long before it comes back to bite them in the ass. They can only force people into submission for so long before some of them decide to retaliate and fight back. That’s what’s happening in North Carolina.
And it’s about time.
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