The left’s poisoning of everything

(A quarter of a century ago when I still voted for the notably different Democrat Party, still lived in Houston with my second wife, I enjoyed watching Dennis Prager’s television show. Prager is a conservative Jew, a radio talk-show host, author and columnist. Even back in those days, I always agreed with him, which means I was a conservative at heart. I just had not quite seen the light.

(Prager is the source of one of my favorite quotes, one of those I have in the right sidebar here: “The usurpation of the word ‘liberal’ by the left has been a catastrophe.” The left’s superior skill with words often leaves conservatives coughing in the dust. But without further ado, here’s Dennis Prager.)

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new-image2The only way to save Western civilization is to convince more people that leftism — not liberalism — is a nihilistic force. Quite literally, whatever the left touches it ruins. So, here is a partial listing of the damage done by the left and the Democratic Party:

The most obvious is the near destruction of most American universities as places of learning. In the words of Harvard professor Steven Pinker — an atheist and a liberal — outside of the natural sciences and a few other disciplines (such as mathematics and business) “universities are becoming laughingstocks of intolerance.”

If you send your children to a university, you are endangering both their minds and their characters. There is a real chance they will be more intolerant and more foolish after college than they were when they entered college.

When you attend an American university, you are taught to have contempt for America and its founders, to prefer socialism to capitalism, to divide human beings by race and ethnicity. You are taught to shut down those who differ with you, not to debate them. And you are taught to place feelings over reason — which is a guaranteed route to eventual evil.

The left has ruined most of the arts. The following three examples are chosen because they are scatological, a favorite form of left-wing artistic expression. Before the left poisoned the arts, art was intended to elevate the viewer (or listener). But to the left, “elevate” is a meaningless term; it is far more at home depicting urine, fecal matter and menstrual blood.

In 2011, a lifelike German sculpture depicting a policewoman squatting and urinating — even the puddle is sculpted — received an award from a prestigious German foundation, the Leinemann Foundation for Fine Art.

In 2013, the Orange County Museum of Art in California placed a huge 28-foot sculpture of a dog outside the museum, where it periodically urinates a yellow fluid onto a museum wall.

In 2016, one of the most prestigious art museums in the world, the Guggenheim in New York, featured a pure-gold working toilet bowl, which visitors were invited to use. The name of the exhibit was “America” — so one could literally relieve oneself on America.

Thanks to the left, The Philadelphia Orchestra, one of the greatest orchestras in the world, allowed itself to become a voice of leftist hate last week. It featured the premiere of Philadelphia Voices, “a political rant put to musical garbage,” as some musically knowledgeable Philadelphians described it to me. In the fifth movement, titled “My House Is Full of Black People,” the black teen narrator chants the following lines: “The county is full of black people/ All wanting to be heard/ While old white men draw lines on maps/ To shut all of them up.” Later in the movement, he yells, “If you would all just f—-ing listen!”

Uplifting, no?

On the left, that’s considered art.

And, of course, such politicization of the arts is accepted as the norm.

Indeed, that’s part of the left’s poisoning of everything — its politicization of everything.

The left is increasingly poisoning sports. In most football stadiums this past season, one could not attend an NFL game without being subjected to left-wing contempt for America and its flag.

So, too, one cannot watch late-night television if one desires to simply be entertained before drifting off to sleep. Jimmy Kimmel, Stephen Colbert and other hosts have changed late-night TV into left-night TV. Why merely be funny when you can use your monologues to advance your left-wing views?

The left has poisoned mainstream religion. Mainstream Protestantism, non-Orthodox Judaism and much of the Catholic Church — including and especially Pope Francis — are essentially left-wing advocacy groups with religious symbols.

The left is destroying the unique American commitment to free speech. Almost half of incoming college freshmen do not believe in free speech for what they deem “hate speech” (merely taking issue with a left-wing position is, in the left’s view, “hate speech”). They do not understand that the whole point of free speech is allowing the expression of opposing ideas, including what we consider “hate speech.”

The left has poisoned race relations. America is the least racist multiracial society in the world. On a daily basis, Americans of every race and ethnicity get along superbly. But the black left and the white left constantly poison young minds with hate-filled diatribes against whites, “white privilege,” “systemic racism,” black dorms, black graduations, lies about the events in Ferguson, Missouri, and the like.

The left has made innumerable women unhappy, even depressed, with its decades of lying about how female sexual nature and male sexual nature are identical — leading to a “hookup” culture that leaves vast numbers of young women depressed — and its indoctrinating of generations of young women into believing they will be happier through career success than marital success.

And, in some ways scariest of all, the left is poisoning our children with its commitment to ending male and female as distinct categories. One of the great joys of life, celebrating one’s sex, is now deemed nothing more than a hateful idea in many of your children’s schools.

For these and other reasons, if you treasure American and Western civilization, fighting the left — something all liberals and conservatives need to do — is the greatest good you can engage in at this time.

19 thoughts on “The left’s poisoning of everything

  1. I was born and raised in Arizona which was run by the “Good ‘ol boys” of the Democratic Party. My mother was a Democrat but not a liberal. I watched the change over the years as more and more people changed parties. Arizona is still a conservative state but not run by the same party or values. I have a dear friend who is a judge, and I can’t believe at times his Liberalism. Another reason for staying where I am and staying out of politics every way I can except vote.

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    1. Peggy: When you say your mother was a Democrat but not a liberal, I imagine you are using the current definition of liberal, which is the polar opposite of what liberal used to be, the “classic liberal,” people who believed in freedom of speech, patriotism and all that. What goes by “liberal” today is not liberal at all, thus Prager’s comment about leftists hijacking the word. They also hijacked “progressive.”

      So I’m guessing your Democrat Party mother was liberal, but just not the current kind of unpleasant liberal. My mother was the same. I often wonder what my parents, who were dyed-in-the-wool Democrats, would think of today’s Democrat Party. He died in 1991 and she died in 2009. I don’t recall her stance during the 2008 election, the one that put Obama in office, if she even had one. She likely would have voted for him, I imagine, due to his being the Democrat. I don’t think she did vote because she was in very poor shape in November of 2008, just two months before she died. Of course, Obama’s true colors (no pun intended) were known by few in 2008. I was one of the exceptions. I had him pegged from the get-go.

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    1. Peggy: The definitions are now confusing, totally mixed up. I subscribe to what Marine Le Pen said, and I believe it to be totally true. It’s also one of the quotes in the right sidebar: There is no more Left or Right. There are only Globalists and Nationalists.

      Thus the central theme and political divide in the Western World: Open borders or not? I resolutely say not, which puts me in the Nationalist category. That word, of course, means Nazi or Fascist to the leftist Globalists. It’s completely inaccurate, but so are many things they say and believe in.

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      1. Agree. My mother was very conservative compared to the “unpleasant liberals” of today. I can hear her saying, “That just is not right!” Definitions of political persuasions always confuse me. I will never give away the farm.

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  2. I remember my maternal grandmother saying sometime early in my years that she guessed she would vote Democrat in a Texas gubernatorial election. Too young to get it then, but I see clearly now. Our home base was Austin, a very different Austin from these days, and she’s probably rolling in her grave. But, then, my grandfather was a Democrat member of KKK, at that time a men’s social club, and his circle of friends were colleague attorneys. All of that genteel environment has been flipped upside down.

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        1. Carole: Less, probably, if you don’t advertise it.

          My father was a huge admirer of Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, but not because he was one of the post-Civil War founders of the KKK, but because he was about the most effective general in the war. Had he been better utilized, the South might not have lost.

          And then we’d be in a real pickle. But he was a great general.

          My father wanted to name me after Forrest, but my mother did not. I would have liked it. I don’t care much for Nathan, but Bedford and Forrest are snazzy. I would have just ignored Nathan.

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  3. All of this is sadly true.

    A co-worker of mine recently lamented that there should be some middle-ground between what she deemed the “gun-toting, Bible-thumping conservatives” and the “radical socialist left.” Perhaps a third-party?

    Nope, I said. Too late for that. Far too late.

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  4. Oh, come ON! Most folks don’t hang out on either (extreme) end of the current ridiculous political pendulum. (But Trump is an insecure vulgar moron who, nevertheless, deserves to be heard, even though he shouldn’t be allowed access to the nuclear button …) 🙂

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    1. Loulou PS: And I submit that your describing President Trump as a “insecure vulgar moron,” you have revealed yourself to be solidly on an extreme end of the “current ridiculous political pendulum.”

      Kinda funny how that happened, huh?

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