I’ve always enjoyed revisiting the works of Greek philosophy. In no small part because though they were pagans, they were also critical thinkers.
But they persisted. They stumbled. Sometimes they even drank poison and died. Sometimes they were wrong, other times they were excellent, but they were almost always serious about knowing how the world really works and why.
Which makes them the exact opposite of today's progressives.
When they say 'tolerance' they mean 'safe space for me, but not for thee.'
This last week, following the horror of Orlando, has been a greatest hits tribute to a disordered tribe jacked up on intellectual witchcraft. To claim progressives believe in unicorns would be flattering, compared to the actual buffoonery and obfuscation they have pushed on us from every progressive street corner like a bunch of meth dealers.
For example, a murderous rampage committed by a gay Democrat Muslim, through some godless and insane application of the transverse property, has been of course used to hang responsibility around the necks of Christians and conservatives.
Point of order: The most absurd thing about the progressive's 'Stop the Hate' pleas are that nobody, and I mean nobody, does hate better than progressives. We are talking Sith-level hate. When they say 'love is love,' they mean ‘get to the back of the bus, you bigot.’ When they say 'tolerance' they mean 'safe space for me, but not for thee.'
CNN’s Anderson Cooper, an open homosexual, thinks your tears for 49 dead people aren’t real if you’ve never tweeted about gay pride, and he will tell you so on the air. Because… journalism or something. I guess that means Cooper can't really grieve for the Christians being crucified by ISIS because he rejects Jesus Christ as his Savior.
But wait, Sham Wow, there's more.
A writer for the website Vox said he wants the president to “unilaterally ban people” from buying guns. And not to be outdone, Sen. Joe Manchin, a Democrat from West Virginia, said that “due process” is the main obstacle to stopping evil.
Yep, there goes that pesky Bill of Rights again. The Founding Fathers may as well have raised their hand and sworn an oath on a Koran the way they keep terrorizing us with their Sharia-like rules. I just knew something didn’t seem right about those dead old white men and all that “give me liberty or give me death” crap.
The New York Times thinks the Book of Romans in the New Testament calls for executing homosexuals. Because nothing says "homophobic" like the following prose (taken from — gasp! — the Book of Romans):
For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Lest you think these are just the excusable rantings of sad and frustrated people in the wake of a senseless disaster, think again and think hard. This is the era of bold-faced lies such as “how is my gay marriage going to affect you” and “if you like your doctor, you can keep him.” If progressives have proven anything in recent years it's that they are accomplished liars.
They are coming for everything including the kitchen sink, and are doing so with all the intellectual rigor of that toddler you saw throwing a temper tantrum at the mall the other day. A gay Muslim Democrat may have done the killing here, but a Christian Republican NRA member is sure as hell going to pay for it.
In all fairness, though, the progressive bug has also infected some corners of Christianity itself with a sort of self-loathing and doctrinal delinquency. Catholic Bishop Robert Lynch of St. Petersburg, Florida, wrote in a national editorial following what happened in Orlando that “sadly it is religion, including our own, which targets, mostly verbally, and also often breeds contempt for gays, lesbians and transgender people. Attacks today on LGBT men and women often plant the seed of contempt, then hatred, which can ultimately lead to violence.”
These are the words of an idiot drunk on red herrings and false equivalencies. He should be ashamed, if not excommunicated. And as his penance, perhaps he should familiarize himself with a story out of Iraq that occurred last month.
A 12-year-old Christian girl was burnt to death in her home by members of ISIS, because her family failed to pay a religious tax on time. Yet what were the girl's dying words to her mother?
Cast the progressive devil out of your house, bishop. And the same to you, America. For if this little girl had the courage to follow the truth wherever it leads, even to her martyrdom, why on earth don’t you?
Steve Deace is syndicated each weeknight on the Salem Radio Network, and is also the author of the new book A Nefarious Plot.