Blacklists are back and the Democrats have got ’em: A leftist activist veterans group aligned closely with the Democratic Party has begun a campaign to get Fox News banned from all military bases.
The group VoteVets, which works to elect liberal veterans to public office, took specific aim at controversial Fox News personality Tucker Carlson. Mr. Carlson has been at odds with Pentagon leaders in recent months after segments in which he seemed to suggest the U.S. military has become more concerned with diversity and political correctness than winning wars.
But the VoteVets petition steered clear of those issues. Instead, it took aim at Mr. Carlson‘s ambivalent comments about COVID-19 vaccines and specifically blasted a recent segment in which the Fox host said that Democrats want to make life difficult for the unvaccinated.
Essentially, this Democratic Party political organization wants to ban on military bases the speech of anyone who might express skepticism about any policy put forth by that party.
And why not? This tactic by Democrats and their ilk — of blacklisting and silencing their opponents — has been working like a dream. They are finding that Americans are afraid of them, and are willing to meet their every demand in order to avoid being attacked themselves.
“You want someone fired? Glad to, as long as I don’t get attacked.”
“You want us to ban news organizations you don’t like? Sure, so long as I won’t be banned.”
“You want us to burn books and destroy all record of our past history? Okay, if you promise not to burn my stuff.”
With this kind of weak-kneed opposition, why shouldn’t these leftist bullies next demand the sky?
“You want to imprison your enemies? Send out death squads to kill them? Well, if you promise not to send the death squads against me who am I to argue?”
Let me pound this point again: The bullying and blacklisting is not coming from above, from the leaders of the Democratic Party, or the top management at companies like Google, Facebook, YouTube, or Twitter. It is coming from millions of people throughout the country who no longer believe in free speech or even freedom, who have closed minds to alternative ideas, and who are now willing to do anything to maintain their “safe spaces” and silence anyone who might threaten their bubble of ignorance.
If you make believe this isn’t true, then you are going to be terribly shocked when these mobs who now dominate our culture come for you.
And they will. I can promise you that. They have only begun their campaign of intolerance and hate. If the decent people who remain don’t begin standing up to them it will only get worse.
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