No One Expects the Spanish Inquisition… Unless Liberals Don’t Like You

In that case, you expect the Spanish Inquisition all the time.

Get your red pencils and circle today on the calendar: Kristen Powers has written a column with which I agree. The beginning of a new trend? I can only hope. Here she is on liberals’ new Dark Ages:

They claim to be liberal while behaving as anything but. The touchstone of liberalism is tolerance of differing ideas. Yet this mob exists to enforce conformity of thought and to delegitimize any dissent from its sanctioned worldview. Intolerance is its calling card.

Each week seems to bring another incident. Last week it was David and Jason Benham, whose pending HGTV show was canceled after the mob unearthed old remarks the brothers made about their Christian beliefs on homosexuality. People can’t have a house-flipping show unless they believe and say the “right” things in their life off the set? In this world, the conservative Tom Selleck never would have been Magnum, P.I.

I don’t want to live in a world that couldn’t have a Magnum. Wait a minute. Did that sound too gay?

The self-serving capriciousness is crazy. In March, University of California-Santa Barbara women’s studies professor Mireille Miller-Young attacked a 16-year-old holding an anti-abortion sign in the campus’ “free speech zone” (formerly known as America) [great line – j]. Though she was charged with theft, battery and vandalism, Miller-Young remains unrepentant and still has her job. But Mozilla’s Brendan Eich gave a private donation to an anti-gay marriage initiative six years ago and was ordered to recant his beliefs. When he wouldn’t, he was forced to resign from the company he helped found.

Got that? A college educator with the right opinions can attack a high school student and keep her job. A corporate executive with the wrong opinions loses his for making a campaign donation. Something is very wrong here.

Every time there’s an incident like this, you keep waiting for the blowback, the cries of, “Now this political correctness has just gone too far!” And yet incidents like this just keep on happening, with more vehemence and more frequency. People on the liberals’ enemies list (an ever-growing cohort to be sure) need to realize that it will never stop until somebody stops it.

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