Having just done a few laps of the Marxist sewer that is the Kiwiblog comments section I feel like I need a nice long hot shower. The barbarism on display there caused me to reflect upon how firmly NZ is gripped by the mania of cultural Marxism. These poor fools put the gullible citizens who elected Hitler and Mussolini to power completely to shame in their unthinking adherence to the mental sickness of political correctness. They absolutely hate with an insane vengeance anybody who they perceive as challenging conventional progressive rules on permissible thought and speech. They are so conditioned to think in that way, they are blinded to reason. Merely the slightest hint of any perceived social transgression is enough to send them into foaming paroxysms of irrational rage and hate.
Racism, sexism, “homophobia”, any mere hint that a commenter might be “suffering” from one of these “illnesses” brings a torrent of scorn and derision. Were German Jews ever subjected to this kind of intense hatred? I honestly fear that the West is so infected with this insanity we must be very close to experiencing a social condition that rivals the mood that existed in Germany in the late 1930’s. A sick infatuation with a political movement, and a widespread willingness to hate and ostracize anybody not part of it. The violence simmers beneath the surface.
One notices that blogs that once at least made polite pretense of being humorously tolerant of outliers are now becoming much more strident and committed to the ridicule or contempt of opposing views, especially if those views are of a Conservative nature. They ardently push the idea that any outlook other than the approved leftist view is somehow illegitimately held, and those who hold such views are of a class that needs to be socially ostracized and perhaps dealt with by means of a final solution some time in the future. Sounds horribly familiar doesn’t it? This mood is most noticeable upon the websites of leftist academics such as the nauseatingly Marxist Kiwipolitico, Public Address, the Standard and other such propaganda organs of the cause.
TrueblueNZ recently highlighted hate attacks upon Sarah Palin. Now the UK based writer Melanie Phillips has experienced a most striking case of this same insane hatred. A prominent conservative columnist, she received death threats after she criticized plans to insert homosexual materials into all subjects in the curriculum in Britain’s schools. Writing in the Daily Mail this week, Melanie Phillips said that she had been expecting a reaction, “which would amply bear out the truth of what I had written.” “The response, however, exceeded even my expectations.” For the last week, she said, “I have been subjected to an extraordinarily vicious outpouring of hate and incitement to violence” through emails, the internet and in mainstream media.
Apologies if the hideous and obscene language shocks some readers, but examples of such tweets included: ‘Someone just kill Melanie Phillips please’; ‘your homophobic rant equals that which comes out of a dog’s rectum. Kill yourself you ****’; and ‘throw her in the Thames’.
And emails to me included such epithets as ‘vile, poisonous, horrible old woman’, and ‘people like you should be silenced as you insight (sic) bigotry and fear. Go and suck a tail pipe, get cancer, GET RAN OVER BY A TRAIN. I hope your ******* house burns down’.
All this because, having acknowledged the legitimacy of trying to protect gay people from true prejudice and discrimination, I suggested that Christians should not face discrimination against their beliefs!
[..] Well, I have news for the bullies of the victim culture. Their attempts to silence those who defend truth, justice and decency will not succeed.
The more they attempt to do so, the more they open everyone else’s eyes to what they actually are — the West’s new cultural totalitarians.
Damn right there. You go girl. Melanie Phillips and Sarah Palin and others like them are the Sophie Scholls of our time, in an age made insane by the cultural Marxists.