Marginalize, berate and demonize a person long enough and you will succeed in driving him to violence. The victim of mental and social torture will lash out in torment at either at himself, his tormentors or both. We are seeing that story played out on the news with increasing frequency. Lay aside politics and cries for justice for a moment and really look at the shooters. They are not popular kids, they are not the go along the crowd, or even hidden in the crowd kids. They are frustrated, angry people who have been made aware by their peers that their opinions and emotions don’t count. They don’t count. Eventually, the time comes when these throw aways realize they do count and decided they are damn well going to show the world.
What do you suppose is going to happen when the lone school shooter becomes half the population? The self-appointed, liberal beacons of enlightenment think that bullying dissenters with negative media, false allegations, shaming, and marginalization will pressure opponents into surrendering their freedoms for peace. When this pressure fails to transform free thinkers, the left’s hope is that the growing government will legislate freedom away or compliant courts will vanquish it.
On the other side of the politico-social spectrum, right wingers are living under the delusion that their opponents can be reasoned with or appeased into a patriotic best-for-America peace. Every violation of American custom, law and tradition by progressives has been sanitized and disguised as “mainstream” acceptance before being labeled as enlightenment and broadcast by talking heads. Political correctness is fine for politicians. Their object is to speak without saying anything. It is ineffective as a means of advocating for human rights. Social-speak doesn’t work in genuine efforts to communicate understanding between rival views. Employed by aggressive minds “correctness” is the first tiny step toward erasing all opposing values and culture.
Social progressivism doesn’t want to make America politically or socially better or more correct. It holds no hope for peace or personal safety. Its sole goal is to make America irrelevant and replace our history, law, and tradition with a multicultural globalism taught by those who have benefited most from American liberty. Every experiment in socialism has had the same grand design—world domination.
“Imagine there's no country
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people living life in peace…”
That’s the anthem of socialism in general and of American progressives in particular. No one on either side is asking, “Peace at what price?”
The delusion of harmless, progressive socialism will persist until Americans find themselves with a governmental boot on their neck. That has been the result of every socialist attempt at utopia. To think that a democratic vote to usher in mob tyranny will end differently is utter foolishness. The endgame is beginning to be played out in the microcosm we call high school. If you have forgotten, ask a high school student about the demands to go along with the current trend. To meekly go along to get along is not the American way; hell it’s not the human way. Freedom, individualism and personal initiative break out because they are adult human nature. As the high school tyrants are finding out, if true freedom and individuality are repressed long enough, they will break out violently.
The current political and social debate has taken on the childishness of high school. In fact, high schoolers are being used to conduct the debate. This cannot continue. At some point, the struggle will turn violent. There will be a final, “Oh hell no” and the deplorables will come out swinging. The debate will be over. Reason will be exhausted. The wish for peace will vanish away. The debate over the course of America’s future will, once again, be decided by the blood of its citizens being spilled by their brethren. We are nearer to this than anyone cares to admit.