By Eric Erickson
They came in to power and destroyed lives. Relationships were ruined. Historic monuments were destroyed. History had to be rewritten.
The American left has, running through it, the same totalitarian streak that ran through the Communists, their kissing-cousins the Nazis, and the Islamic State. The left, always in search of a utopia, decides to force utopia on the world. That requires their inner totalitarian.
Communists, when they took over Russia, China, Cuba, etc. etc. etc. tore down monuments, demanded allegiance to their state, drove out dissent, and rewrote history.
The Islamic State now destroys lives, ruins relationships, rewrites history, and tears down historic monuments as it remakes society into a Caliphate utopia.
The American left, thankfully, is not as violent as its intellectual cousins abroad … yet. But while Bush was President, dissent was patriotic. Now, to criticize the President or the left is to be branded a racist, bigot, homophobe, and more. Dissent is no longer welcome in the town square.
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