In her USA Today commentary on Thursday, Kirsten Powers observed: “Each week seems to bring another incident. Who will the thought police come for next?” That’s a good question. She also points out what has become painfully obvious to many on the right.
How ironic that the persecutors this time around are the so-called intellectuals. 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.
Recalling one of the more appalling recent contrasts, Ms. Powers makes a grim prediction:
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.
As the mob gleefully destroys people’s lives, its members haven’t stopped to ask themselves a basic question: What happens when they come for me? If history is any guide, that’s how these things usually end.
Read the rest at USA Today.