Friday, November 11, 2005

Hope For the Future?

These are excerpts from an article by Brandon Stoker, opinion writer for the Boise State University newspaper, the Arbiter. It seems he's getting quite a bit of heat from the liberals at BSU for stating opinions contrary to the 'politically correct' guidelines that liberals think all should adhere to. Maybe there's some hope for the future at the universities across the country if young men like Brandon can state their cases with courage and conviction and not back down from the liberal onslaught. The liberals haven't won the day yet, and God willing, they won't!

How the Left is undermining its ideological credibility
BY BRANDON STOKER
Opinion Writer
November 07, 2005

The liberal contingent of America – who fought to block civil rights legislation for more than half a century – are now the self-proclaimed champions of civil liberties, tolerance and cultural diversity, at least for their like-minded ideological allies. The substance and force of this fa├žade end with party lines. I’ve recently learned what many already know: the political left is as hateful and intolerant as ever.

First, religious convictions are now fair ground for personal attacks, especially for those of the Judeo-Christian persuasion.

Minority religions whose congregations generally vote with the Left are spared from criticism and ridicule, even if their conservative theological principles correlate closely with, or even surpass, their Judeo-Christian neighbors.

Apparently, the anti-religion sentiment is only applicable to right-wing conservatives.
Religious conservatives, particularly Christians, are roundly criticized and labeled with familiar words such as: ignoramuses, uneducated morons, fanatics, tyrants, extremists, hatemongers and “Jesus freaks.”

And, of course, the Bible is “hate literature” with which the vile despots spread their ignorant convictions. It’s come to the point where liberals use the phrase “she’s a Christian” as some sort of self-evident indictment of character.

The fanatical “Jesus freaks” who want to stay abortion forks from murdering unborn children subscribe to the “religion of hate,” but suicidal extremists who routinely kill in religious bloodlust subscribe to the “religion of peace.”

Interesting spin, eh?

Second, the same liberals who have allied with feminists working to equalize gender differences use chauvinism and stereotypical mockery to defame conservative women. Let’s look at Brandi Swindell’s city council campaign to examine the desperate tactics of hate employed by the angry Left.

Behind the veneer, intellectual intolerance and hate pervade the liberal community. When challenged, its members resort to personal attacks, mockery, sexism, religious bigotry and unfounded prejudice to belittle their conservative opponents.

If they want to be taken seriously as the “progressives” pushing for a better tomorrow – one without the sundry “isms” that plague our society – they should begin the purge within their own ranks.

As Hannah Arendt explained: “What makes it so plausible to assume that hypocrisy is the vice of vices is that integrity can indeed exist under the cover of all other vices except this one. Only crime and the criminal, it is true, confront us with the perplexity of radical evil; but only the hypocrite is really rotten to the core.”

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