Oh, Won’t Somebody Please Think of the Conservatives?
Lay down your swords, liberals. You’re so toxic. Don’t you see you caused racism, sexism, and homophobia. They weren’t here before you came along
Here the country had finally given liberals a war against fundamentalism and they don’t want to fight it. They would have, except it would put them on the same side as the United States. — Ann Coulter
If liberals expressed half as much self-righteous indignation about crime as they do about the random case of police brutality, one might be inclined to take them seriously. Criminals they like. It’s the police they hate. — Ann Coulter
Now if a liberal were to encounter a conservative making arguments on the internet like those above and respond by mentioning oppression, Emma Lindsay suggests that challenging Ann Coulteresque thinking is just more trumpeting of ‘toxic liberal politically correct culture.’ Since said liberal wrote words meant to influence the behavior of other people, this use of words is oppressive, too.
Words. Not passing laws forcing Coulter to run her writing through a government bureau before publishing it, the way Coulter wants to force the government to make my decisions for me about reproduction. Not through committing violence which is what has been happening at the hands of Trump conservatives to random victims since the election. Efforts to drudge up examples of liberal on Trump violence only turn up one or two versus hundreds. But you know, I’m more worried about conservatives’ well being now, too. Through enforcing social norms by using words in social commentary nearly all of the time [versus actually using violence], you too, may be putting conservatives at risk. Toxic, so toxic.
In violent streets and broken homes, the cry of anguished souls is not for more laws but for more conscience and character. — Cal Thomas
“We are approaching a time when Christians, especially, may have to declare the social contract between Enlightenment rationalists and Biblical believers — which formed the basis of the constitution written at our nation’s founding — null and void.” — Cal Thomas
What we are witnessing is the complete breakdown and failure of multiculturalism. Dictionary.com defines multiculturalism as “the preservation of different cultures or cultural identities within a unified society, as a state or nation.” — Cal Thomas [First wrote something of this nature in the 1980s applying to black people, now applies it to Muslims]
I remember when I first read Cal Thomas’s bitching about multiculturalism. It was in 1988 or 1989. Remember how much liberals were talking about privilege back then? Right, they weren’t. Professors like myself began teaching students human diversity in the 1990s as required courses for certain majors — in my case, social work. Guess how everyone reacted to hearing about their privileges in human diversity class?
Yes, that’s right. The men admitted they had unfair advantages women didn’t have, the white people admitted they had unfair advantages the black people didn’t have, and the rich people admitted they had unfair advantages the poor people didn’t have.
You caught me. That’s not what happened. Not even close. Faced with the oppression of others and their privilege, the first reaction of huge numbers of students was to deny it. To keep denying it. And to find other ways to deny it.
Now the way the conservative logic goes, liberals started talking about inequalities that weren’t there, and this makes conservatives mad — oh so mad — so mad that they are going to regress to a junior high state and start trolling the internet looking for people who care about social justice to taunt. Plus, given enough time, they’d vote for a man whose Cabinet picks have already demonstrated they will do as much damage to the country as predicted by liberals, but more. Oh boy, you really showed those liberals you’d fight social justice.
Now, liberals because you were talking about social justice and irritating conservatives, you need to stop. You shouted at Archie Bunker in the 1970s and everyone became more racist after that. You moralized with that feminist Murphy Brown in the 1980s and people became more sexist. Will & Grace just shoved that politically correct gay stuff down our throats, and now everyone has stopped believing in gay rights.
You’re provoking conservatives who could go and get violent. Then, that’s on you. Remember those liberals praying at their Unitarian Church in Tennessee, well, they provoked the man who shot them, the man found with Fox News materials in his car. They did that by preaching anti-oppression. See what they made him do.
Now if you say nothing, everything will also be exactly as it now, too. It will likely regress, too. Because the only voices will be people saying racist, sexist, classist, homophobic crap on the internet, and no one will be saying anything to counter them. So, pick your toxic poison.
Additional: in February 2013, I insisted AnyTime Fitness Gym find me a new personal trainer after the one I was with said, “I just wish somebody would assassinate Obama, especially after he passed Obamacare.” I believe asking for a new trainer makes me extra politically correct, so I owe extra penance.